Logistics in the retail and FMCG sectors requires dealing with multiple layers of complexity while managing costs and regulatory pressures

FMCG and Retail logistics – the value of an optimized supply chain

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Visibility and tracking are key to successful FMCG and retail logistics

Retailers, whether they deal with perishable or non-perishable goods, are under more and more pressure to optimize and derive value from their supply chains.

End customers are more demanding than ever and this impacts retailers and, by extension, shippers. Retailers are tasked with delivering a seamless, omni-channel service to their customers and products need to be readily available across multiple locations on demand. On the other hand, cost pressures require retailers to operate lean supply chains.

Juggling these requirements is no easy task and requires foresight and strategic planning. That’s where shippers offering real-time tracking, optimized slot booking functionality and advanced analytics deliver added value to the retail supply chain.

At Alpega we help retail and FMCG companies:

  • Get real-time visibility over shipment ETAs
  • Control transportation costs and track carrier performance
  • Integrate with ERP solutions
  • Ensure safe and compliant shipment execution and documentation

Our clients

By streamlining sourcing, planning, execution, settlement and analytics, Alpega delivers seamless integration and global visibility for retail logistics management. Our customers include some of the biggest names in the retail and FMCG industry.

Grocery and supermarket logistics – dealing with perishable goods

When it comes to the grocery sector, shippers need to manage the added complexity which arises from dealing with perishable goods. There is little room for mistakes when dealing with this type of good as any delay can result in a shipment being spoiled.

Common considerations which draw out the process include loading requirements (certain goods require specific equipment) and paperwork (often for export goods). Both instances typically draw out the process meaning standard slot booking solutions fail to accurately predict slot times. Another common complexity arises when carriers rely on third parties to transport goods. This is often the case with shipments abiding by EXW and FCA incoterms.

There are big savings in terms of reduction of complexity and the possibility that you really control your services. And you are able to build in the correct processes in order to have a good performance and competitive costs.

Strahil Ravaliev, Load Control Center Manager - Mondelez International

Slot booking software designed for FMCG and retail transport

Our Smart Booking solution was designed working alongside shippers and carriers to understand how we could optimize the process. The solution takes into consideration the specific product to predict slot timings and grants visibility to third parties to ensure warehouses are able to take them into consideration when booking slots.

Combined with our Real Time Visibility Network solution, this gives shippers full visibility of their goods, coupled with a dynamic ETA and optimized slot booking process. In an industry characterised by tight deadlines, lean supply chains and advanced planning, this proves invaluable.

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