Supply chain case studies


Tesco’s Faster, Fresher initiative has revolutionised the way Tesco works with its produce growers. By improving forecast accuracy, committing to volumes earlier and improving communication and collaboration, Tesco’s shoppers now buy produce that’s up to ten days fresher.
Kellogg’s award-winning initiative has seen the company overhaul its picking operation, introducing a new automated system based on cubing. The results have been dramatic – a step change in customer service and productivity improving by 40%.
Unilever has completed the roll-out of demand sensing and inventory optimisation tools across its European operation. The tools, provided by Terra Technology, have enabled Unilever to realise benefits from increased forecast accuracy and reduced levels of inventory.  This case study looks at why Unilever has turned to demand sensing and inventory optimisation, how it implemented the tools and the benefits it has realised.
2 Sisters Food Group has grown rapidly over recent years and has acquired many businesses too. As it grew it found visibility of its costs surrounding serving customers had diminished. To bring back better levels of visibility the manufacturer began a cost to serve project. This case study looks at the first phase of the project highlighting what 2 Sisters Food Group did, the benefits they achieved and what they are looking to work on next.
Nestlé has implemented a cost-effective solution for real-time monitoring of thousands of container movements around the globe each year. The system has significantly increased supply chain visibility bringing a number of operational, strategic and financial benefits.
Asda has collaborated with three competing manufacturers and a 3PL to merge transport operations. The project has dramatically improved supply chain responsiveness and on-shelf availability, without creating extra costs. This case study tells you how Asda overcame a number of challenges to drive a step-change in performance.
Nestlé’s vision is to become an industry leader in on-shelf availability. The manufacturer has created a simple methodology providing guidance on how to measure, improve and sustain on-shelf availability in international markets. Joint sales and supply chain teams have been set-up to partner with customers and focus on on-shelf availability with impressive results.

Metro had to improve forecast accuracy across its European operations - the cash & carry operator was experiencing excessive stocks or out-of-stocks on some lines. By implementing a completely different approach to forecasting with a number of new initiatives Metro has improved availability in one of its distribution centres to 99.2%. Discover how Metro implemented this step-change in 24 European countries.

Carrefour Italia was looking to improve the efficiency of its inbound order scheduling. They were not using formal time slots and this was causing operational difficulties and increasing cost.

This presentation looks at how they solved this with the rollout of a new transport planning system and the benefits Carrefour Italia, and their trading partners, realised.

Tesco and P&G have overhauled the structure of the supply chain by taking an end-to-end approach. This presentation will show how Tesco and P&G aligned, the steps taken along the way and the benefits they achieved as a result.