Supply Chain Consulting for consumer products is of course about reducing costs but the other side of supply chain management is more important than ever in the consumer goods industry.The ability to deliver accurately and timely with short notice is a competitive area that successful companies must excel in. The pressure on costs just increases the challenge.
To create an optimized distribution network is a constant challenge due to expansions into new markets or contracts with new retail chains. Both occasions, though positive, can change the centre of gravity and make the current distribution network unfit for desired service levels . The flip side is that the potential savings often are very rewarding.
A high accuracy in delivery time and quantity is a prerequisite for being accepted as a supplier to many retail chains. This does raise the bar for freight purchasing to get the right quality and not just the right prices. It is also important to be in control and have full visibility of the deliveries, one solution being a logistics control tower.
Establish Davis Database on logistics cost and service is of great use to the many consumer goods firms that want to know how they perform in the competition within the industry.
Read more about our client successes in the case studies.
Honeywell Consumer Products Group
Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association
Inter IKEA Systems BV
Inter IKEA Systems SA
Inter IKEA Systems Service AB
Kay-Bee Toy & Hobby Shops
Lander Company, Inc.
Lehn and Fink Products Group
Lexmark International, Inc.
Marnay Sales & Manufacturing
Pulsar Time, Inc.
Salomon/North America, Inc.
Shopko Stores, Inc.
Smith & Wesson Corp.
Sundia True Fruit
Swedish Match AB
Swedish Match North Europe AB
Texwipe Co., Inc.
The Emery-Waterhouse Company
The Stanley Works
World Kitchen, LLC
Zwilling J. A. Henckles
Alcoa Consumer Products
Amana Home Appliances
American Can Company
American Cyanamid Co.
Binney & Smith, Inc.
Charles of the Ritz Group, Ltd.
Chattem Consumer Products
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Coleman Co., Inc.
Corning Vitro Corporation
Creative Hairdressers, Inc.
DenTek Oral Care, Inc.
Docktor Pet Centers, Inc.
Dow Consumer Products, Inc.
Dryden Oil Company, Inc.
Eastman Kodak Company
Eberhard Faber, Inc.
Educational Testing Service
Elizabeth Arden Co.
Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
F. E. Myers Co.
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co.
Fedders North America, Inc.
First Brands Corporation
Foremost Groups, Inc.
General Electric Co.
GUS Home Shopping Ltd
H. George Caspari, Inc.
Network design for household goods
A case study about how a distribution network optimization saved 10% in logistics costs and improved customer service for a household goods manufacturer.
A case study about how Establish improved the procurement function at a consumer goods manufacturer.
Global Distribution Network Validation
Evaluation and improvements of a global distribution network strategy for a US manufacturer of safety equipment.
Supply Chain Optimization
Establish helped a manufacturer of consumer electronics reduce the transportation costs by benchmarking, negotiations and optimization of the distribution network.
Supply Chain Strategy
A client case study from a consumer electronics company from where Establish performed a detailed benchmarking with competitors to changed transportation concept and a reconfiguration of the client’s distribution network
A media company where the customer demand decides the supply chain structure.
Consolidation Of Product Lines From Many Production Sites Into Fewer Shipments
Longer transit time but improved customer service.
Network Optimization After An Acquisition
Consumer goods company consolidates after acquisition.
The Customer Is Right - Results From A Typical Survey
An example of the customer perception being better than the management's.
The Customer's Voice: Food Processing Company
Case study on improvements based on customer surveys
The Customer's Voice: Battery Manufacturer
Case Study on improvements based on customer surveys.