FMCG


FOOD & DRINK PRODUCTION 


€78.87 BILLION

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Nestlé

Using smart logistics to improve load planning and execution

Customer

Nestlé is the world’s largest food company. Headquartered in Switzerland, this transnational food and drink organization is perhaps best known for its leading breakfast cereals and cereal bars, and is represented by group entities around the globe. Present in Poland since 1993, Nestlé operates though Cereal Partners Poland Toruń-Pacific (CPP) – the company controls two production plants and a distribution center within this Eastern European country, each month shipping about 800 domestic orders and 500 international orders to more than 30 European countries and to markets in both Asia and Africa.

With Transporeon, we have reduced unnecessary emails and phone calls between internal departments and with our carriers. We have cut the time spent on load planning and execution, and improved process quality.  

Krzysztof Szpejna, Regional Distribution Manager
CPP 

Challenges

Inaccurate shipping data and incorrect bookings were causing delays and extending carrier loading times. CPP, a Nestlé Group company in Poland, needed a proven alternative to time-consuming emails and phone calls to manage its loading/unloading time slots, and a better way to record and analyze carrier bids than inputting data manually into error-prone spreadsheets.

Solution

  • CPP starting working with Transporeon in 2013
  • This Nestlé Group company uses Transporeon Transport Assignment to allocate transports either on a ‘no-touch order’ basis, according to predefined criteria, or a day-by-day ‘best carrier’ basis 
  • Today, carriers “come willingly” to the CPP distribution center, according to the CPP Regional Distribution Manager as waiting times are short and loading processes go according to plan 
  • Each carrier books their required time slots using Transporeon Time Slot Management  

Results

TIME SAVING

Automation simplifies all transport assignment and time slot management tasks, saving time

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CARRIER SATISFACTION

Greater time slot flexibility enables carriers to cut empty kilometers; they arrive more punctually and load more swiftly

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BETTER VISIBILITY

Loading details can be accessed, with clear visibility of daily and weekly time horizons

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SHIPPER INSIGHT

The logistics team analyzes data and reports on in-house productivity and carrier performance