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February 11, 2015 09:00 ET

World's Largest Protein Company Reduces Costs, Improves Productivity With Kewill MOVE on the Cloud for Shippers Solution

JBS USA Holdings, Inc. Optimizes Transportation Processes and Utilization of Carrier Arm With Kewill Multimodal Transportation Software Platform

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2015) - JBS USA Holdings, Inc. ("JBS USA"), a leading animal protein processor in the U.S., Canada and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., continues to improve efficiency and end-to-end supply chain visibility since 2004 through the strategic use of a cloud-based multimodal transportation management platform from Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution. With Kewill's technology, JBS has greatly improved on-time deliveries, increased order fill rates and enhanced customer satisfaction and efficiency in measureable amounts over the past 10 years.

JBS S.A. is the largest animal protein processor in the world. JBS USA, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, employs more than 85,000 team members in North America and Australia, and operates its own multi-state over-the-road truckload carrier, JBS Carriers, Inc., which handles refrigerated and non-refrigerated freight for JBS USA and other customers.

After a period of significant growth, in 2004 JBS USA determined that it needed a transportation management system (TMS) that would automate outbound logistics processes and was flexible enough to control and manage the differing logistics requirements for domestic beef and pork shipments. The company needed to be able to easily manage a roster of third-party carriers alongside its own freight division and understand its cost per lane, as well as the cost per carrier.

Now, JBS USA relies on Kewill Transport, a cloud-based TMS platform that automates the entire transportation management process by connecting businesses to a collaborative logistics network. The solution enables JBS USA to build the most efficient transportation plans by consolidating orders into loads and finding the best option for expediting the movement of product.

"Using Kewill Transport, the TMS element of the Kewill MOVE® on the Cloud for Shippers solution, businesses such as JBS USA gain access to a 16,000-strong international carrier network that is growing all the time, easing the path to trading with customers nationally, regionally and even globally," said Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewill. "The solution helps you find the fastest, most economical way of managing outbound or inbound shipments regardless of where your customers are located while keeping a tight control on the overall process and costs."

Presently, JBS USA manages all transportation processes through Kewill Transport, moving more than 6,000 loads per week of beef and pork using more than 500 carriers, including JBS Carriers, Inc. The software's flexibility and scalability has allowed JBS USA to easily scale its shipment volume as its business has grown.

In addition, JBS USA's transportation staff can manage carrier contracts more easily, monitoring 100 percent of their North American transportation with full visibility of freight charges. Kewill Transport enables them to choose the carrier that best fits their needs based on shipment logistics requirements and carrier rates.

"With the Kewill Transport cloud-based platform, JBS is able to efficiently handle more shipment volume than before and can more effectively track outbound shipments," said Rogerio Peres, CIO at JBS USA. "JBS has improved on-time deliveries and increased order fill rates, leading to improved customer satisfaction, efficiency and margin growth."

About JBS USA
JBS USA Holdings, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the world's largest meat company, JBS S.A., is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S. and a leading processor of beef and lamb in Australia. 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 Pride Corporation, the second largest poultry company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.jbssa.com 

About JBS S.A.
JBS S.A., the global leader in meat production, processes beef, pork, lamb and poultry in addition to leather and other animal by-products. JBS S.A. processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef, pork, lamb and poultry products in more than 150 countries on five continents. For more information, visit www.jbs.com.br

About Kewill
Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organizations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE ® platform helps companies reduce costs, manage volatility and gain greater visibility across the logistics value chain. Trade, transport, store, comply, manage and integrate -- the Kewill transportation management platform gives you the insight, agility and tools you need to deliver better customer service and streamline global supply chain execution for strategic advantage.

The Kewill platform supports supply chain execution activities for in excess of 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, visit www.kewill.com, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.

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