An analysis of the downstream logistics operations of a South African FMCG producer

Adegoke Oke, Mark Long

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the logistics costs involved in the movement of goods between different facilities of a large South African fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer. We find that a thorough analysis of logistics component costs, the characteristics of the products being transported and providing adequate training and development for people involved in distribution and logistics management are key factors that help to minimize transportation costs whilst maintaining high service levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume108
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Case study
  • FMCG
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • South Africa
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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