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Cibus Magnus Consulting LLC with Casey Pachek feature #16 of Together Talks

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"Together Talks" feature #16: Cibus Magnus Consulting LLC presented by KLS, freight company.


Some background on Cibus Magnus Consulting LLC

For this edition of "Together Talks" campaign, KLS had the pleasure of interviewing Casey Pachek, owner, of Cibus Magnus Consulting LLC. Casey founded Cibus Magnus in March 2021. The company provides Food and Beverage Consulting designed for emerging CPG brands, distributors, and co-manufacturers that need assistance building their supply chain. Get advice from an expert that's worked it all in the very early stages of your start-up.


Path to owning

Casey had developed knowledge and experience in consulting throughout her career. She loved what she was doing, but something just always felt like it was missing. She didn't have the work/life balance she was hoping for. Normally when we do these interviews, we like to wrap it up with "What is your favorite moment?", however, Casey's story is so unique. Her favorite moment is what led her to create Cibus Magnus.


"The moment I quit my corporate job. I can still remember the call I got asking me to do something on a Friday evening, way after hours. It was something that could've waited until Monday. On top of that it was my Birthday weekend. I remember how the whole experience made me feel. Right then I decided, this isn't working for me. I need to make a change."


She quit her corporate job and took a bit of a sabbatical. She went hiking and really dug into finding herself and what she wanted to do next. Her time away gave her the perspective and clarity she was seeking. "I knew I loved what I was just not in the right position. I needed to get in the right mindset and the right place. I also wanted to give myself control over who I worked with, how I worked for them so I could best maximize offering my talents."


Helping brands with similar values

Cibus Magnus set out to target brands within the food industry. Casey felt a connection to these brands trying to create products designed to offer better solutions to consumers. Being a Type-1 diabetic since she was 13, Casey knows the challenge of always flipping over an item to review its nutritional value. Her shared values are what bring her so much pride in working with so many of the brands she has partnered with.


Cibus Magnus in Latin translates to "Great Food"


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She told us that usually her company is brought on for short-term project management. Whether it be a new product launch or line extension. one of the areas she believes sets her apart is her ability to relate and build trust with a client. She believes she does this through her transparency. There is no outsourcing with Cibus Magnus, Casey is the one handling the work. She sees the value of her clients knowing who is working for them and the fact that she provides continuity through the entire process.


The company provides streamlining operations, creating efficient processes. Cibus Magnus comes in and creates the workflow for the company to then maintain after their work is completed. Usually, the most opportune time for the needs of Casey is after a big launch of a company. They exceeded expectations and then the company asks, "Now what?" or "How do we reach the next step?" Casey also said that given her track record, all of her clients are referrals or word of mouth. This enables her prospects to reach out to her with a very specific task in mind. The specificity allows Casey to fine-tune her approach to achieve the best results.


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Offering support

Casey said her hope for this year is to work with a larger-scale client. It is important for her to stay aware of those trends and the first-hand experience will keep her sharp. She also is interested in getting involved with the supplement space. Her biggest growth goal for 2023 is continued ERP integration. She sees the benefit for companies and equated it to becoming an Excel wizard, "It is just learning a new language."


We asked her what her challenges are and she said there are two roads. One is being offered full-time roles after she completes a project for a client. While tempting it erases her opportunity to help many companies. The other is hiring an additional staff member to allow the company to expand and grow. If there is one thing about Casey, it is she is true to herself and knows how to listen to her intuition. It is what led her to embark on this journey and start her own consulting firm in the first place. As she told us, "Right now I feel good, I'm in a good head space, I'm comfortable and balanced. I'm at peace with the workload, I'm loving what I do. I'm happy. I'll keep searching and when the time is right I'll know the answer for the company that matches my self-growth."


Really thoughtful insight from Casey. But fortunately for everyone, she didn't just share her journey with us. Recently she took the time out of her day to write a 5-part release on LinkedIn. She said she had multiple people reaching out asking about her journey so she finally decided to share some thoughts on her path along the way. Check out the insightful, raw, and beautifully written words from Casey, courtesy of her LinkedIn.


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Contact us as we would love to learn your story and share it amongst our audience.
Weekly we provide 2 companies our platform to expand their reach courtesy of our campaign. Let's collaborate!!!

In Closing

KLS is grateful to have been introduced to Casey and to learn about her story and the origin of Cibus Magnus Consulting LLC. Casey is a passionate, kind soul, who is dedicated to her craft. We are excited to feature both Casey and her company in this edition of "Together Talks" campaign.

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*Klimson Logistics Solutions is an Industry Leading Customer Service 3PL. Our focus and commitment to our clients has us striving to be the BEST customer service 3PL for LTL, FTL, Reefer, and Drayage in the country. KLS, a freight company is a 3PL providing nationwide logistics solutions. KLS shipping services include: LTL freight, FTL freight, Reefer LTL freight, Reefer FTL freight, and Drayage. Klimson Logistics Solutions thanks you for viewing our marketing campaign "Together Talks" if you have any interest in being featured or questions regarding your freight operations please contact us today!


Why KLS?

Our precise and reliable effort.

We handle every shipment with the exact same process. It does not matter if you move one shipment a year or ten per day, you will receive the same level of customer service from us. When we started this company, we had one goal in mind, treat every shipment like it was our own. With our vast knowledge of the industry, we understood what a customer would want from a communication standpoint. We applied that process to be the standard here at KLS. Our reliability and being able to depend on our consistency is why we have such long-standing relationships with our clients.


Our Process?

Every shipment in our industry starts with a quote. We are firm believers that time is money, thus we strive to have quotes back in a 5-10 minute reply time for LTL and FTL, any FCL quotes are at the mercy of the carriers getting back to us. For LTL we have the flexibility to quote both off of NMFC and also Density depending on the carrier. Utilizing our services, you’re allowing us to use our expertise to class your freight accordingly to ensure we are providing the best rate we possibly can.

Once a quote has been submitted and a client chooses to proceed with KLS handling the arrangement of the shipment our full process begins. We create the BOL that will be used for the shipment. If it is a new location for our system, we will obtain all the important/special details (reference numbers, contact details, shipping hours, closed for lunch, dock/doors, etc.). We meticulously build every detail into our software for all future shipments involving that location. After we have both locations built and necessary reference numbers have been applied we will tender the shipment to the carrier. We use this method because it provides us a real time pickup number from the carrier to obtain updates prior to pickup. Our staff will either email the BOL directly to you or to the shipper (at your request) the minute after the tender has been accepted by the carrier. LTL carriers require a 2 hour window prior to close time in order to schedule it for a same-day pickup attempt.

The following morning you’ll receive an email from us. It will either provide the reason the pickup was missed (driver’s trailer filled up, driver missed the close time, truck broke down, shipper said no freight, etc.) or if the pickup was successful you will receive the PRO (tracking) number from us, along with the eta for delivery. Our staff will track it throughout the duration of transit and advise if anything happens that will alter the estimated delivery date. The day the shipment delivers we will email you with confirmation and the POD (Proof of Delivery), should you require it.

Your shipment has been quoted, scheduled, picked up, and delivered. The next step is waiting for the carrier to invoice us and make sure the rate matches up. If it does, we close out the invoice from the carrier in our system and automatically your invoice is created and sent to the requested party at your company. In the event the carrier has an additional charge on their invoice “Variance”, we will never send you an invoice with an additional charge without first identifying you of the charge.

Let us repeat, NEVER WILL WE JUST BILL OUT AN EXTRA CHARGE WITHOUT YOU BEING NOTIFIED.

You are our customer, we represent you. Should the carrier provide an extra charge on an invoice, “Lift gate, additional weight, reclass, detention, etc.) We notify you of the charge via email first. Second, within that email we identify what is required should you choose to dispute the charge. Again our goal is to honor your request, if you want to dispute, we will dispute. During a dispute we will provide you updates every step along the way. Once a dispute is closed out, whether it is approved or rejected, then we will invoice you as the invoice has been resolved.

For reference, our company only had 6.2% of all shipments go to dispute in 2022 and we successfully won 91% of those disputes on behalf of our customers.

This is our process for every single shipment you move with us. We don’t cut corners, we don’t hide from difficult situations. We believe in being available, honest, and transparent. We don’t ever want to tell you that a shipment is lost, damaged, misrouted, but it is our duty to notify you the second we find out something has gone wrong. We hate to present bad news, but it is part of the job. What you can guarantee is that we will work a shipment all the way through and turn over every stone until we get a resolution for our clients.


Services offered?

Our core business is LTL and FTL. Within these options we have options for both dry and refrigerated/frozen. We also offer FCL/Drayage options. Our company as a 3PL has nationwide options and services clients across the US.


Let’s breakdown our services more in-depth

LTL: Standard and Guaranteed CFS (Imports & Exports) Tradeshows Hazmat Anything that is on a pallet can be moved LTL. Typically LTL is up to 10 pallets, but the sweet spot for a carrier is 6-8 pallets at most for an individual shipment. LTL quotes are good between 5-30 days depending on the carrier. LTL can be quoted either via NMFC or density to determine the class (we do this for you).

Volume: Anything over 10-12’ of space in the truck is the technical rule for a volume shipment. When we run a quote for you we will determine if it qualifies for volume and provide you a rate if available. Volume moves allow you to get a reduced rate for larger shipments. The caveat to volume shipments it the quotes are only valid for 3-7 days and they move on capacity between terminals. If a terminal is backed up they will move their LTL freight first before the volume freight, which can lead to longer transit times for volume moves.

FTL/Dedicated/Expedited: 53’ Dry and Reefer 26’ Box trucks with lift gate Sprinter Van The main difference for FTL vs LTL is space and transit time. For standard pallets you can fit either 26 or 30 pallets in a 53’ dry van. The other main difference is transit time, for FTL each day counts in the transit time, whereas LTL does not count the day of pickup, weekends, or holidays in their transit time.

Reefer/Frozen: LTL and FTL We specialize working in the CPG space with food manufacturers. We regularly deliver to the following locations: Kehe UNFI Core Mark DPI Wegmans Cugini H.T. Hackney Netrition HEB ALDI Chambers and Owens EBY Brown Nassau Candy Harris Teeter Wakefern NU INC Long Distribution

What makes KLS different?

There are thousands for freight brokers and 3PL in our industry. Barrier to entry is rather easy and agents or owners will often hire sales people without any intention of properly training them. It results in high turnover for many freight companies and a forgettable experience for the client. We choose to operate differently through our consistency. We truly care about doing right by our clients and prospects too. While we would love to help provide our services to every company we speak with, that just isn’t realistic. We won’t always be the right fit for every company that moves freight and that is ok. Our authenticity as a shipping company sets us apart from the competition and that is backed up by our testimonials. We also run a marketing campaign bi-weekly called “Together Talks”. We interview, highlight, and promote two businesses every week. Our goal is to grow our network, make new connections, and learn something new with each collaboration. Check it out on our website and if you’re interested in being featured reach out.

Our company also runs a year long charity promotion. Book your first shipment through KLS and we donate to the charity of your choice in your name. Our way of thanking you for giving us an opportunity to show you the KLS way and what makes us one of a kind. This entire package is what we offer to every prospect and every client. Our goal is to help provide answers that customers may have when it comes to shipping. We want to always be available as a resource and will always offer a lending hand whenever we can.

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