Food and beverage supply chains are complex, driven by demand for more variety and high product availability – and you’re expected to provide all this without increasing costs. Even high volume sales can’t relieve the dual pressures from rising transportation and labor costs. Distributors are looking for competitive advantage in the form of greater efficiencies in their supply chains.
Food service distributors have made some productivity gains through consolidation, but that requires integrating large complex networks.
Grocery distributors must now cover more territory with low volume products, and that means squeezing more mileage out of aging facilities that were not built for each and case picking.
Customers looking for more convenient ways to shop are forcing retail grocers to develop strategies including Click-and-Collect, Dark Store and Home Delivery.
Beverage companies are balancing the need to reduce operating costs while managing challenges like the explosion of SKUs during a time of increased competition.
The challenges of multi-temp distribution, combined with a large number of SKUs and high costs of qualified labor, force you to find new ways to get your products to market efficiently and cost-effectively, while remaining responsive to customer demands. Fortna can help.