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Glasscubes helps McLane to Work Better Together

on 28 May 2014


Posted by Wayne Pope

“…..Glasscubes is ideal for collaboration and coordination across a large number of people and departments…..”

Background: McLane is a highly successful $34 billion supply chain services company, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for thousands of convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and military locations, as well as thousands of chain restaurants throughout the United States.   

Challenge:  When the Mclane Company embarked on a joint construction project with an international materials handling company, they quickly ran into a project management challenge: How to share and revise a large amount of documents with team members scattered across the globe?"How could we manage the large number of drawings and documents flowing through this project? At any given time, 50-70 people will need access to the latest version," explained Cortney Hunt, Mclane Company’s corporate director of logistics. "Email wasn’t a workable option."

Solution: Glasscubes Online Collaborative Software."Glasscubes is ideal for collaboration and coordination across a large number of people and departments," Cortney explained. "It’s a different way of working. At first, there may have been some resistance. But, I think everyone involved has come to rely on Glasscubes as a primary source for storing documents."  For Mclane, Glasscubes offered the right mix of functionality and features, at a price that made sense.Before picking any project management and online collaboration tool, it’s important to clearly identify the challenge(s) and know what you’re trying to accomplish. "Even with Glasscubes, there are a variety of ways to use the tool, multiple ways to organize the work and lots of features," Cortney noted. "I’d recommend having a clear vision for the problem and how you want to solve it and then survey the tools available."

Cortney Hunt - Corporate Director of Logistics McLane



About this author: Wayne Pope

Technical Director at Glasscubes. With over 30 years experience in the online software industry, Wayne brings an in depth technical expertise in collaborative tools, technology, and best practices.