HJ Heinz Europe

Heinz_logo.svgThe SSC full benchmark of the HJ Heinz European operations involved a comprehensive look at automated warehouse productivity, and working with the 3PL to identify further improvements for their CI programme.

As a leading branded manufacturer in UK and Europe, their large network of 20 factories supplies their customers via 34 DCs in 9 countries using 12 LSPs resulting in multi-modal logistics spend >£100m p.a



We put forward a five point plan to develop a full network strategy that would  deliver sustainable benefits to their supply chain network:

  • Review their existing logistics network structure of depots across ambient, chilled and frozen regimes as part of an end-to-end logistics review

  • Create a model that would capture and compare the logistics costs across networks and geographies to identify the logistics procurement opportunities for any changes within the network

  • Calculate the optimal number and location of DC’s for the current and future potential supply scenarios

  • Establish a ‘road map’ reflecting current contract term dates and proposed factory changes to move towards a lower cost, more optimised DC network, able to deliver business growth

  • Provide the RFQ framework and targets to enable each country to secure the savings identified


A Simplified Network

By creating a more simplified logistics network with 20% fewer distribution facilities, we created  significant reduction in operating costs and  potential duplication of inventory

Targeted Savings

Our targeted savings of 15% reduction in warehouse and transport renewals / relocations was achieved within 24 months, making our review deemed “one of the best value-for-money pieces of consultancy in recent years” by the European Supply Chain Director


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"One of the best value-for-money pieces of consultancy in recent years."

European Supply Chain Director | HJ Heinz

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