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"The return of volatility in the ag commodity markets creates
opportunities for The Andersons and the industry as a whole."
- Patrick E. Bowe, The Andersons
"I have had lots of exposure to plant operations
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A behavioral-based safety program has been implemented, and that program has helped employees
identify ways to improve work processes across the
The company's second P is "People," with a steppedup focus on succession planning and career development. The Andersons has created detailed succession
plans across the company. The Andersons also has updated its development plan process for career advancement for all employees.
"Partner of Choice" has been a third area of focus
at The Andersons. While Bowe said the company had
a long history of serving the customer, he is seeking
to build on this heritage with more advanced tools.
On the grain side, as an example, the company looks
to become the Partner of Choice through enhancing
the services provided through The Andersons Freedom
Pricing Tools, which offer a wide range of grain marketing services for grower customers.
"Productivity" is the fourth area of focus. The comSDQ\ODXQFKHGDSURGXFWLYLW\LQLWLDWLYHLQWRUHGXFH
run rate costs by $20 million by the end of 2018. That
goal was reached a year early in December 2017. A new
goal was added to capture an additional $7.5 million in
run rate cost savings by the end of 2018, Bowe said.
The company completed the end-to-end implementa-
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