What Is FMCG Logistics
Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) logistics deals with the supply chain and distribution processes of consumer products that sell quickly and at relatively low cost. This encompasses products ranging from perishable food items, toiletries, beverages, and over-the-counter drugs, to numerous other consumables. The rapid sale turnover and the perishable nature of many FMCG products necessitate a precise and efficient logistics operation. FMCG logistics ensures products are distributed to retailers in the right quantities, at the right time, ensuring optimal shelf life and availability for consumers.
One of the chief advancements revolutionising FMCG logistics is warehouse automation. Implementing automated systems and robotics in FMCG warehouses not only enhances storage and retrieval efficiencies but also minimises errors, ensuring that perishable products reach their destinations in optimal condition. These state-of-the-art technologies provide the agility that FMCG companies need to adapt to ever-changing market demands and consumer preferences.
The Key Components of FMCG Logistics
FMCG logistics, given the nature of products, has unique operational challenges and requirements. Here are the key components:
Ensuring optimal stock levels and management of batch/lot codes, minimising wastage, especially for perishables, while avoiding stock-outs.
Efficient and cost-effective routes, using third parties where relevant, to transport goods from manufacturers to retailers, considering product shelf life.
Optimal and efficient storage solutions, especially for perishables, ensuring products are easily accessible for rapid distribution.
Quick and efficient transportation methods, with the capability to deliver distribute to large and small retailers, as well as Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) in some cases.
Efficient systems to receive, process, and fulfil orders with minimal delay.
Working closely with retailers for sales forecasts, promotional activities, and any specific requirements.
Utilising state-of-the-art systems for tracking, monitoring, and predictive analysis to stay ahead in the market.
Efficient solutions to supply additional services to retailers by relabelling products, kitting multiple items or supplying filled visual display units.
Handling returns, especially of defective, seasonal or expired products, in a cost-effective manner while adhering to regulations.
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In the evolving FMCG landscape, traditional networks and methods may not always suffice. The rise of smaller brands, increasing competition, and the ever-present challenges of ensuring product freshness and availability require innovative strategies and solutions. With BoxLogic’s expertise:
How Box Logic Can Help
BoxLogic supports ecommerce businesses to build efficient and reliable logistics operations through the:
Why Choose BoxLogic for FMCG Logistics
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Specialised FMCG Expertise: Benefit from dedicated assistance in network logistics planning, warehouse operations improvement, and warehouse design, ensuring maximised efficiency and reduced costs.
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