Supply chain case studies


Discover how Spar India partnered with HCL Technologies to transform its bricks and mortar supply chain to a multichannel one, with over 14,000 SKUs.
The SCA team explores how Tesco has relaunched its supplier representative forum with the aim of strengthening working partnerships by engaging a broader spectrum of its supplier base. A number of actions were taken to address any ‘quick wins’ that had surfaced: * ‘Tesco Connect’ champions * Order volume smoothing * Visual insights * Pre-filled unit (PFU) guide In addition, using the feedback provided at the event, the following projects, which will involve teams from both Tesco and its suppliers, have been put forward: * Range change guide for suppliers * Collaborative planning manager (CPM) network * Failed to arrive (FTA) review * Promotional critical path support * ‘Tesco Connect’ best practice guide
Propercorn is the fastest growing non-tech start-up in the UK and supplying sample products of its popcorn at events has been a key part of the company’s growth. However as the company grew, the number of requests for sample products exploded. Before Propercorn reconfigured its supply chain, it was relying on manual processes to deliver sample products and the supply chain team quickly realised they needed to find a new, and more efficient supply chain solution. Discover how Propercorn has drastically reduced order processing time, reduced road miles and reduced costs with its supply chain reconfiguration project.
Family run since 1945, Reynolds is one of the largest fresh food distributors in the UK. However the company didn’t have capability to accurately monitor the real-time performance of its deliveries. Without this insight, service levels were impacted and delivery delays happened all too often. The team began to develop a custom IT module for the logistics team. Called REDEMA, this handheld driver companion provides real-time supply chain data and digital records, and has transformed Reynolds’ supply chain.
At a presentation for investors and analysts, Target’s CEO Brian Cornell and COO, John Mulligan revealed the extent of the supply chain transformation that has been occurring at the retailer in the last 18 months. Struggling to adapt to multichannel retailing and poor on-shelf availability meant Target needed a complete overhaul. By focusing on a number of key projects in the supply chain, stores and the systems that underpin it, Target is firmly back on the road to recovery. Discover what has been achieved and how.
Nestlé Japan has fundamentally changed its supply chain moving away from reliance on road transport. 80% of the manufacturer’s volume is now distributed straight from manufacturing plant to customer distribution centres via rail or sea transport. The modal shift project has been a significant undertaking, but the benefits have been huge - transport costs are down and product freshness and customer satisfaction has improved. Discover how Nestlé Japan has created a step-change in its supply chain.
SCA Hygiene, along with KraftHeinz, Refresco, FreislandCampina, Hero, Jumbo and Nabuurs & Bakker Logistics are operating a collaborative distribution project creating a more sustainable and responsive supply chain from manufacturer to consumer. All companies have cut wasted road miles, reduced CO2 emissions and enhanced the overall sustainability and effectiveness of their transport networks. The collaborative distribution project has been running for over ten years, discover the secrets to their success.
At a recent analysts' meeting, David Cutter, President of Global Supply and Procurement shared Diageo’s journey to supply chain excellence. With operations in 180 markets, Diageo is a truly global manufacturer. Largely driven through acquisition and with operations increasingly in emerging markets, the company has been on a journey to implement standardised ways of working in all markets aiming for supply chain excellence across the globe.
Boots UK operates a high performing, highly automated retail supply chain, delivering through centralised distribution to its 2,510 Boots stores across the country. The Nottingham Stores Service Centre, which has a highly automated single-picking operation, is central and crucial to the retailer’s supply chain. The Burton Service Centre, the home of the operation, also operates a single-pick automated solution and is the key enabler to the retailer’s store collect promise to customers. Discover the secrets to the Boots supply chain…
Nestlé and PepsiCo in Belgium were struggling to drive efficiency in their chilled supply chain. Operating alone, the companies did not have the required scale to optimise their supply chains and make the little and often deliveries to customers cost-effective. By forming a collaborative partnership and working with a logistics provider, the manufacturers have successfully optimised their delivery network, reducing costs, improving efficiency and customer service.