Smithfield Foods Creates a Sizzling Supply Chain


Founded in 1936, Smithfield Foods has grown into a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork producer. The company operates in five countries and exports to more than 35 more, selling brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Armour® and Nathan’s® to the world’s leading retailers, restaurants and foodservice names with its worldwide commitment to “Good Food. Responsibly.”

More than eight decades of growth resulted in a complex supply chain for Smithfield Foods. The company’s global footprint includes six distribution centers, 110 cold storage locations and more than 320 different production lines. Smithfield moves more than 15 billion pounds of goods each year to its broad array of customers, including leading restaurant, foodservice and retail brands such as McDonald’s, Sysco and Walmart.

Smithfield implemented the Logility Supply Chain Digital Platform to help redesign and optimize the food supply chain for all of its packaged meat operations. Logility helped Smithfield reduce supply chain complexity and support global growth. Smithfield can now automate and accelerate planning to optimize its packaging, distribution and production locations for improved supply chain efficiency and more cost-effective service.

The power of the Logility suite has transformed not only Smithfield’s manufacturing and supply chain network, but the company’s entire approach to supply chain management as well. Finely tuned dashboards and exception-based reporting direct planners to areas of the business needing attention, while routine processes flow seamlessly without intervention. Visibility plus reduced complexity add up to a smooth-running, optimized supply chain.

Watch this customer video and hear how Smithfield Foods used the Logility Supply Chain Digital Platform to reduce food supply chain complexity and support global growth.