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Grocery distributor improves supply chain efficiency

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New Zealand's biggest grocery distributor, Foodstuffs North Island, has a growing network of almost 350 PAK’nSAVE, New World, Four Square, Fresh Collective and Gilmours stores. This means transporting products efficiently is important to ensure it can meet the demands of its millions of customers.

Foodstuffs has deployed JDA Transportation Management by JDA Software to help it improve operational efficiencies, plan transportation and provide visibility across its network.

Having a common system and standard processes across their transportation business will help the grocery organisation optimise costs via route consolidation, load optimisation and by adopting leading practices in logistics management.

“JDA is a valuable partner in our supply chain transformation journey,” said Gareth McFarlane, Acting Supply Chain General Manager for Foodstuffs North Island. “With over 4000 deliveries per week, the JDA platform will enable us to improve efficiency and utilisation of time and space to deliver on our customer promise.”

The company expects to see an increase in transit visibility for freight movements, carrier metrics and support data to aid in carrier management discussions, and a reduction in manual processes. The ability to make real-time decisions will also help drive greater agility and responsiveness in meeting customer needs.

“We are very pleased to see the results delivered by JDA’s experts in technology, education, cloud and other areas together with Foodstuffs,” said Stuart Rees, JDA’s Vice President of Sales in Australia and New Zealand. “We look forward to being part of Foodstuffs’ supply chain journey.”

  • Source: A Whats new in food Technology release