Tyson Foods moved into the future by switching to Blacksmith TPM for more powerful pricing.
Tyson chose Blacksmith TPM because its foodservice specific functionality will help the company evolve to more strategic pricing. This solution will “help us be more efficient and help us understand our business better,” says Charles Boger, Senior Director of Pricing.
“Blacksmith is focused on foodservice. They know what we’re looking for in certain areas like reporting and analysis.”
“The user interface lets our people become more efficient and frees up time to find issues… if they’re there.”
“The Blacksmith team has been great to work with. We’ve had a lot of interaction. It’s never been a problem to communicate.”
“The Blacksmith team’s expertise in the foodservice industry has made them second to none in effectively designing this tool to fit our business needs. The overall configuration flexibility of the tool as well as Blacksmith’s openness to make changes to the tool where they see value for all their clients without incremental cost to us has been fantastic.”
When the Conagra team saw Blacksmith’s Advanced Analytics tool, “we immediately saw its value,” says Matt Stredney, the company’s Business Development Manager. He continues, “There are a variety of ways to look at our data and bringing these dashboards to the forefront is going to improve our strategic analyses.”
97% of Smucker’s claims process automatically. And they’ve cut their open deduction balance in half since switching from its legacy system to Blacksmith TPM. Smucker’s leverages Blacksmith TPM automation for all program administration – process claims, cut checks, close deductions, book accruals, and review analytics.
With Blacksmith TPM, Lantmännen’s foodservice team saw results right away. They’ve uncovered claims issues and started recovering deductions that they never knew existed. Plus, the application was easy to implement, is easy to use, and gives the team the level of detail they needed for efficient trade spend processes.