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Consumer Products Impact Stories

Improving Logistics for a Global Brewery

See how BCG helped improve cost-efficiency in manufacturing and supply chain for a global brewery and beverage company.

Our client is a large global brewery and beverage company that needed to improve profitability, despite margin pressures. The company's main problem was that it was underperforming by market standards relative to its peer group. This included:

  • Low return on investment (ROI)

  • Unimpressive return on sales (earnings relative to sales)

  • Bottom-level asset productivity (sales relative to net assets)

The client had defined operational excellence as a must-win battle. The company needed to improve profitability to meet market expectations and wanted to transfer successful production-excellence methodology to the logistics department.

BCG was asked to merge operational excellence with the strategic agenda to improve cost-efficiency in the manufacturing and supply chain, and also to define and roll out the program.

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