Identification & Unlocking of Supply Chain Efficiencies

Global Bread Manufacturer

Background & Brief

The client, a manufacturer of frozen “part baked” Frozen bread products and a Food Service Distributor wanted to identify pragmatic & quickly realisable cost efficiencies within its Irish & UK logistics arrangements. The project consisted of two stages 1/ high level identification of opportunities with size of prize & recommended next steps 2/ detailed analysis & implementation

Project Approach

The project encompassed a wide range of activities
  • A full understanding of the “end to end” supply chain
  • Benchmarking all aspects versus “Industry best practice”
  • Detailed Modelling of the UK’s national delivery operation
  • Detailed analysis of Ireland & UK Product Range & Inventory identifying opportunities for SKU rationalisation and inventory reduction
  • Benefits & Results

    Identification of major opportunities of > €3.5M with supporting rational , clear next steps to implementation & realisation of benefits
  • Reduction in UK Food Service logistics costs by > €1M
  • Reduction in inventory enabling reductions in warehousing footprint and logistics cost efficiency opportunities of > €2.5M
  • Introduction & recommendation of Product Management processes to enable a sustainable inventory optimisation platform
  • Final Outcome

    The recommendations provided the company with a valuable quantification of the financial improvements that could be achieved and to adapt their business strategy accordingly
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