Smithfield Packing Fine Tunes Forecast and Production Planning
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Smithfield Packing taps John Galt Solutions for forecast and plan production within Smithfield Packing's packaged meats division. Smithfield Packing is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, with revenues exceeding $11 billion in 2006. With John Galt, Smithfield Packing is building a user-friendly link for sales to communicate with production planning and to do so in one common framework. "We selected John Galt Solutions because it was flexible enough to meet the complex requirements of forecasting and planning associated within the protein industry. The above, coupled with minimum installation time and dedicated service support, made this an easy decision process," says Stuart Yowell, director of Demand Planning at Smithfield Packing.