Our client – one of the world’s largest beverage companies – produces a significant number of international beers in New Zealand. Their brewing and bottling process demands the synchronised, on‑time delivery of materials from multiple international suppliers. Supply chain transparency and flexibility are also key criteria, as quantities are subject to constant demand fluctuations.
Our dedicated beverages team analysed every aspect of the client’s supply chain: suppliers, cargo volumes, types of cargo, time frames, demand forecasts, consolidation opportunities, shipping and storage alternatives. We also considered all local import/export regulations to ensure swift loading, unloading and customs clearance. We developed a tailored supply chain, incorporating multiple international suppliers: malt from England and Spain, yeast from the Netherlands, hops from Germany and the USA, bottles from the Emirates and bottle caps from Italy. Our services include demand forecasting and planning, customs clearance and the coordinated supply of materials in the order required for production. We constantly monitored shipping schedules and transit times, so we could respond quickly and flexibly to changes in our client’s production schedule and avoid costly down time. We also installed a tailored, real time monitoring and information sharing system, which kept our client in control of their cargo at all times.
We established our client’s supply chain as a reliable, integral part of their efficient, streamlined manufacturing process. We can respond to any demand changes, even re-route cargo to a different production facility – enabling our client to keep production going, their customers served and their brand reputation maintained.