Scalable supply chains for FMCG manufacturers
Every year Wincanton stores 400,000 pallets, picks 75 million cases and ships 4.5 million pallets on behalf of our consumer goods customers. With over 250 sites across the UK and Ireland we offer ambient, bonded and MHRA approved facilities alongside an integrated transport network managed regionally to facilitate collaboration.
Flexible supply chains designed for agile operations
Manufacturers of consumer goods rely on flexible operations to deliver the customer service expected from the competitive retail market. Wincanton’s position in the industry, working with both retailers and FMCG manufacturers, puts us in a unique position to provide robust, agile supply chains which deliver against every customer’s objectives. Through our visibility of the complete supply chain, from inbound supply through to consumer demands, Wincanton is able to develop collaborative solutions based on a thorough understanding of market trends and best practice.
We can provide both dedicated and shared-user warehousing and distribution solutions which flex to manage seasonal peaks while consistently delivering service excellence.
Delivering service excellence in consumer goods
Wincanton provides market-leading supply chain solutions to all types of FMCG manufacturers including food, drink, electronics, household and personal care. All our operations are managed carefully to ensure consistent delivery of every customer requirement, no matter how complex or time-constrained.
Managing inventory accuracy is critical to delivering consistently high service levels, and our programme of developing and training inventory best practice is a high priority. Alongside this we maintain visibility of operational performance through online reporting of key measures to deliver and exceed KPIs in every area.
Value and innovation across the manufacturing supply chain
Value is delivered daily through cost control and a commitment to continuous improvement, underpinned by sharing risk and rewards with our customers.
Our drive for greater supply chain collaboration is evidenced in our shared-user offerings; our multi-user warehouses provide pay-as-you-go storage facilities offering a quick route-to-market with minimal capital investment, and our innovative, integrated transport operations provide all our customers with the opportunity to reduce overheads and increase flexibility through the sharing of loads and fleet investment.
Warehouse innovations we have delivered for clients include automation of material movements, layer picking, space and labour optimisation, and deployment of integrated supply chain systems such as cost to serve and energy reduction, for greater sustainability and value.
Our solutions cover the breadth of the supply chain from inbound container load handling, factory logistics, packaging supply, warehouse pick and pack, through to cross dock and nationwide delivery across a range of order types. Wincanton also provides a range of value added services including customer service, co-packing and customisation, product rework, packaging design and kitting.
Our service offerings include the latest in technology systems, providing integration and visibility tailored to each customer needs across both our warehouses and our vehicles.