Surpassing the Savings Goal for Swiss Valley Farms
Swiss Valley Farms is a farmer-owned dairy cooperative located in Davenport, Iowa, serving consumers and businesses across the nation. The organization is owned and controlled by approximately 575 dairy producers. With annual sales of more than $400 million, Swiss Valley Farms is the 23rd largest dairy cooperative in the United States, delivering cheese, butter, and other dairy products to grocery stores, warehouse clubs, convenience stores, schools, food manufacturers, and food service companies.
The client was not able to analyze every spend category. As a result, Swiss Valley Farms engaged Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) to take on the challenge and identify possible savings across several business categories, including chemicals, utilities, and temporary staffing. At the onsite of the engagement with ERA, the client set a goal to identify $250,000 in annual savings.