Managing your supply chain is a demanding skill
Ensuring the safety of pet food in our globalized, complex world of trade and supply chain logistics can be tricky. We learned this the hard way that it requires an unwavering commitment to take special care and quality control procedures to ensure a safe and consistent logistics and storage of food grades. When pet food was largely grain-based, there was no great need for refrigerated square footage. However, refrigeration is becoming a great need for pet food producers, as consumers now want 'fresh' options for their pets. As the quality of the ingredients used in pet food increases, there is a surprising increase in the risk of safety issues. A whole new set of safety procedures and protocols is now required for facilities containing these kinds of costly ingredients.
Heightened customer expectations, massive advancements in technology, and the rise of omnichannel commerce are just a few of the trends reshaping the world of retail. In an industry already known for thin margins, these changes can increase cost pressures and uncertainty for retailers—all while opening the door to significant opportunities. ANS Commerce inventory management in a dynamic supply chain is based on end-to-end flexibility and the capacity to flex rapidly with increasing demand. Optimal quantity and timing of inventory in line with sales and production efficiency are crucial to allowing smart inventory capabilities and reducing waste.
As per Mckinsey’s survey, Health orientation increasingly drives reported shopping habits, especially among affluent consumers. Consumers think not only about their own well-being, but also about the environment. Specifically, they seek to reduce the negative effect of their shopping actions on the community. 79% of all customers claim that sustainable packaging is part of their buying decisions - always, typically, or at least occasionally. This figure is even higher among millennials (83%). They are willing to pay more for goods that have the least negative effect on the environment and to purchase products from brands that reflect their values.
ANS Commerce Warehousing and Logistics solutions go more profound than the standard challenges of the organization, transport, product flow, and communication as they extend beyond supply chain management, human resources, risk management, and security. The goal is to achieve adequate versatility to remain competitive while preserving the consistency of the product to customers. Our collaboration with more than 10 trusted distribution partners such as Amazon Flex and Flipkart Flite ensures timely delivery with optimized costs for domestic and foreign shipments, and even the inventory and warehouse management systems ensure robust growth and scalability.