Fast Moving Consumer Goods ("FMCG")
Highly demanding customers in the food and consumer goods industries require flawless transportation management.
- High seasonality: volume of loads increase significantly during peak season
- Short delivery lead times
- High degree of importance for on-time delivery and carrier performance
- Transportation cost represents a significant portion of total cost of sale
- Large amount of EXW deliveries with little predictability of truck arrival times
- Low visibility on empty returns for crates, bottles, pallets
Transwide solutions are built on an in-depth understanding of supply chain processes. Our products address the ongoing collaboration with customers from the CPG and FMCG industries and the issues that arise from having to work with their customers in the retail industry.
For example, our appointment scheduling module helps manage and optimize a location’s capacity for inbound deliveries or outbound shipments. Your retailer customers and their carriers can schedule their own appointments for EXW pickups at your warehouse or packaging facility. Reduce waiting times and additional costs, while increasing their on time pick-up and/or delivery performance.
The module also provides you and your partners the means to control and accelerate the flow of returns. Customers can notify you for the return of empties like crates, bottles or pallets, specifying the date, time, type and quantity of returns.
Track and be notified about deliveries, exceptions and incidents through our twCall-off and twTrace modules. Monitor your deliveries to ensure that they are on-time. Anticipate and pro-actively handle delays and/or incidents like refused pallets. Let Transwide TMS drive continuous improvements to your performance and customer service.
Additionally, since some FMCG products, like beverages have relatively low unit value, the cost of transporting the goods will often represent a significant portion of the cost of the product. An FMCG shipper’s ability to minimize transportation costs will, therefore, directly impact the selling price for the retailers and, as a result, their ability to offer their goods at a competitive price and/or maintain profit margins.