They challenged us to review their network of 5 key factories across Europe and the Far East responsible for supplying their 3 distribution centres in the UK, for two autonomously run business units.
Similarly to our network strategy development with Heinz, we approached PZ Cussons with a five point plan to carry out an efficient network review:
Within 2 years the company has been able to combine its storage and distribution requirements in a single location, deploying common ERP systems that can still satisfy its diverse omni-channel requirements and e-commerce services.
GSI Benchmarking identified a 15% transport savings potential, which was achieved within 12 weeks of the project starting. Further targeted savings of a 20% reduction in warehouse costs, and a 10% reduction in transport costs for one business unit were also identified.