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10.03.2021

Learn how to overcome FMCG supply chain challenges

The consumer goods supply chain today is complex, sometimes outsourced and highly volatile. Flexibility and responsiveness are critical to meet changing customer demands. Now, do you want to learn from the best industry insiders, how to keep delivery numbers high and costs low?

The FMCG industry has been challenged with increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKU) while retail customers demand smaller delivery quantities. As manufacturers change how they produce and distribute their products, mixed-load pallet building emerges as one of the most efficient approaches companies can embrace for deliveries to the retail customers. However, it increases complexity and the amount of labor required to fulfill customer orders.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased demand and has shown a further vulnerability in the supply chain, as in these days, it is even harder to have enough staff to fulfill the customer orders.

For that reason, Körber prepared its first FMCG four-session Master Class Series, SKU proliferation in FMCG, which will take place between 6th and 27th April. It’s completely free!

All four classes will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Julia Arlinghaus,

Head of the Chair for Production Systems and Automation at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in personal union with the head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF.

Together with technology experts, our host will examine how optimizing picking processes with automation technology can help FMCG companies increase efficiency and lower costs, while supplementing the human workforce.

Sign up for a session, a class or the entire series:

  • April 6 – The Right Storage Method for Your Warehouse
  • April 13  How layer picking can mitigate the effects of SKU proliferation
  • April 20 – Increasing productivity of person-to-goods operations
  • April 27 – Improving a goods-to-person Order Fulfillment System

Get more details and sign up here

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