Wholesale Procurement Introduction
Foodstuffs operate central distribution centres located at
Hornby in Christchurch, as well as in Dunedin. These DC's are
replenished by the central buying team located at the Foodstuffs
Corporate office in Papanui. These DC's purchase ambient and
temperature controlled merchandise. Purchases into these central
DC's are designed to utilise and maximize the efficiencies of the
trading terms agreed with our vendors. These DC's are a hub for
distribution to retail sites and Trents Cash and Carry sites
located in key centres throughout the South Island.
Foodstuffs have developed controls around the efficiencies of
stock management. These controls include the management of
inventory holding both in physical stock and stock values. Target
expectations are set for stock cover and the lead time for purchase
order deliveries. Overstocks along with non-performing and
redundant articles are addressed by way of cooperation from our
vendors to clear or uplift from the DC's.
Service levels, both inbound and outbound are critical business
measures and our expectations on vendors remains high for total
supply. Foodstuffs will not accept excuses from its vendors for
shortfalls in supply and will constantly remind them of their
obligations to our business and promotional commitments. Expected
Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) for both inbound and outbound
service is 97%. Commitment against promotional articles and Private
Label should meet 100%.
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