Pilgrim's Renews Commitment to Cadec, With Upgrade to PowerVue Fleet Management Solution
MANCHESTER, NH, Nov 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Cadec Global (www.Cadec.com), which provides enterprise-class fleet
management solutions, announced today that long-time customer
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC), the world's second-largest
chicken producer and a majority-owned subsidiary of JBS USA, has
upgraded to Cadec's new PowerVue Enterprise solution. Formerly a user
of Cadec's Mobius product, Pilgrim's elected to upgrade to PowerVue
primarily to take advantage of its electronic Driver Vehicle
Inspection Report (eDVIR) solution, workflow and enhanced
enterprise-wide integration and reporting capabilities.
Pilgrim's did evaluate other market offerings before making the
decision, according to James Bliss, IT Analyst for Pilgrim's. "We
looked at the usual suspects in fleet management," said Bliss, "and
came away even more impressed with PowerVue. In my opinion, no one
can match Cadec's architecture prowess and ease of use, for both
drivers and operations staff." Bliss added that although it was not
the primary driver in Pilgrim's decision, the fact that the team
could utilize the Cadec hardware currently installed in its vehicles
allowed it to leverage previous investments, lowering cost of
PowerVue, the most modern and flexible SaaS-based fleet management
solution, provides all the best-in-class, advanced fleet management
features in a single, easy-to-use, secure and reliable SaaS platform
with innovative in-cab hardware designed specifically for the
enterprise-class customer. Pilgrim's has also subscribed to Cadec's
eDVIR solution, which enables drivers to complete paperless
inspection reports that are compliant with FMCSA regulations; and
SpeedTracker, which provides speed-by-road trip data to track driver
behavior against established speed limits. Pilgrim's will begin its
deployment of all three solutions in early 2013, including
integration with SAP and Comdata's Inter-Tax solution for fuel tax
Bliss reports that Mobius, the Cadec solution implemented in 2007,
has helped Pilgrim's save approximately $4M annually due to paper
reductions, labor savings and improved fuel economy. "We believe our
savings with PowerVue will be even greater, because its architecture,
reporting and integration capabilities will make it so much easier to
manage drivers and ensure safety and compliance," Bliss explained.
"The flexibility and power of the new software are really amazing --
especially the drill-down reporting and built-in analytics and
scorecarding, which let us explore exceptions with just a few clicks,
and the ability to quickly integrate with other enterprise
applications using web services. PowerVue offers significant
advantages over every other fleet management solution we looked at."
"We are of course thrilled that Pilgrim's selected PowerVue for fleet
management," said Pete Allen, Chief Executive Officer at Cadec.
"Pilgrim's epitomizes the type of fleet we love to work with: their
team continues to push the envelope when it comes to technology,
optimizing efficiency through tightly integrating real-time fleet
management data and activities within the extended supply chain.
We're looking forward to continuing our work with Pilgrim's for many
years to come."
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, the second largest
chicken producer in the world, is a leading processor of poultry,
with more than 38,000 employees. Pilgrim's operates chicken
processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 12 states, Puerto
Rico and Mexico. The company's primary distribution is through
retailers and foodservice distributors.
About JBS USA
JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS
S.A., the world's largest animal protein company, is a leading
processor of beef, pork and lamb, with more than 60,000 employees in
the U.S. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh,
further processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to
customers in more than 60 countries on five continents. JBS USA is
also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim's.
In the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, JBS USA and Pilgrim's Pride
conduct operations through eight beef processing plants, three pork
processing plants, 31 poultry processing plants, 31 poultry
hatcheries, one lamb processing plant, one value-added beef and pork
facility, one hide tannery, 30 distribution centers, one grease
producing facility, and 11 feedlots operated by JBS Five Rivers
Cadec Global provides enterprise-class fleet management
solutions that empower fleets to drive continuous cost reduction and
service improvement, while ensuring regulatory compliance and safety.
Cadec's SaaS-based solution evolves with the needs of growing fleets,
from basic EOBR reporting to true real-time data accessibility and
configurable workflow. Cadec enables fleet managers, maintenance
departments, and supply chain executives to make smarter decisions
out of the box, year after year. Since 1976, the best-run fleets in
North America have relied on Cadec to increase their competitive
advantage by operating more efficiently, and with the highest
standards of customer service. Visit www.Cadec.com.
Cadec and PowerVue are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadec
Global. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of
their respective owners.
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SOURCE: Cadec Global
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