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Managing the Food & Beverage Supply Chain from Source to Shelf

Posted on the 25 October 2012 by Ryderexchange

With so many product SKU’s and greater competition, it’s as challenging as ever to deliver food and beverage products to retail shelves. Customers have high expectations for specialized products, and low prices have grocery retailers scrambling.

Faced with higher fuel costs, tough food safety regulations and meeting the needs of non-traditional store formats like club stores and convenience stores, food and beverage manufacturers must be prepared to have the right products at the right stores, ready for shopper purchase.

Food & Beverage Supply Chain Considerations

To address the concerns of the food and beverage industry, there are several supply chain considerations, including:

  • Are deliveries to retailer DC’s and stores being optimized?
  • Are freight bills centralized, consolidated and freight bill payment automated?
  • Are you utilizing the best carriers to move product on-time?
  • Are you paying truck load rates with less-than-truckload product quantities?
  • How can a Mixing and Consolidation Center improve your packaging and customized delivery?
  • Do you have the right partners in place to handle supplemental packaging for small/special runs?

To learn more about how Ryder’s supply chain solutions can improve your supply chain execution, watch the video below.

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