Our sales and marketing rely on word-of-mouth and interest generated during educational sessions as a source of leads. Organizationally we are 1099 based (again retired Oscar and Kraft employees). Software support people are our only full-time employees.
Implemented national third party distribution network Developed and implemented product specifications to manage shelf life and code date rotation and recall Developed and implemented transportation systems for shipment planning, routing guide, load tendering, rating and payment Developed and implemented new purchasing applications and procedures company-wide, including KPIs for vender performance Developed and implemented company-wide WMS and inventory management for all raw material, work-in-progress and finished goods Implemented Uniform Code Council (now GS1) standards and bar codes. An Oscar Mayer/Kraft associate went on to become a Vice President with GS1; on retirement, came back to work with ROME.
WMS vendor selection Developed, implemented and supported WMS application (MATRICS) to support the Kraft “one face to the customer” strategy Responsible for business practice and systems for 123 locations across the U.S.; plants, buffers and mixing centers Implemented 15-30 sites a year with new practices and WMS application. This included existing sites and many new “greenfield” locations. Moving to a “greenfield” location required shutting down old locations. All dates were set in stone based on commitments to customers and unions. WMS integration to automated storage and retrieval/automated guided vehicle systems WMS integration to ERP WMS integration to transportation management system Common business practices and master files We hit all dates, budgets and business KPIs for service levels, productivity and inventory accuracy, plus reduced our install process cost by 20%