The information below is based on a case study published by GS1 UK.
Mondelēz UK, is one of the world's leading suppliers of foods and drinks, with a portfolio that includes several iconic brands, such as Cadbury, Kenco, Bassett's, Oreo and Philadelphia. Mondelez sells its products to wholesalers, supermarket chains, convenience stores, specialty and club stores, and other retailers. Tesco is the UK's largest supermarket and a major customer of Mondelēz UK.
GS1 UK has worked with both organizations to improve and certify the efficiency of their supply chain operations.
Mondelēz UK was tested in three key areas: the ability to correctly and consistently deploy EDI between the two companies; the accuracy of their product data and the quality of their shipping labels and bar codes.
The largest element of the certification programme consisted of the physical checks of the products that Mondelēz UK produced and delivered to Tesco. Ten percent of the complete product range was tested to ensure they were meeting the agreed GS1 data quality standards for attributes such as height, width, depth and weight. The checks applied to the products, as well the cases and pallets that were used to package and deliver the products.
GS1 UK used the LANSA DQ Inspector App to ensure data was captured consistently and correctly. DQ Inspector is a Data Capture App, built for iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini devices. It automates the recording of physical attributes associated with the inspection of consumer products.
The project was successfully completed when Mondelēz UK was certified in their use of GS1 supply chain standards.
For Mondelēz UK, certification of their use of GS1 standards means the company experiences quicker turnaround times on deliveries and has fewer items rejected by Tesco. In turn, certification means that Tesco now places more trust in Mondelēz UK as a supplier and receives its deliveries faster, thereby reducing labour costs and getting goods to customers more quickly.
As a result both companies have succeeded in significantly improving and then maintaining the number of deliveries that are received without any problems, while reducing the number of checks that Tesco performs on receipt of the deliveries.
For the full case study about "Mondelēz UK and Tesco working together to improve supply chain operations", visit www.gs1uk.org/our-industries/case-studies/mondelez-and-tesco