Imperial Logistics Companies win Gold and Silver at the PMR Awards
Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 September 2009 - Imperial Logistics today announced that it is the proud recipient of two PMR awards. Two Imperial Logistics Operating Companies, TFD Network Africa and The Cold Chain received the Golden Arrow and Silver Arrow Awards respectively. Both companies were rated "1st overall outstanding performance" in the national survey on FMCG Supply Chain Management Companies. The awards confirm Imperial Logistics' leadership position in ambient, chilled and perishable supply chain management solutions in the FMCG industry.
PMR.africa recognises leaders in the South African FMCG Supply Chain industry for outstanding business processes, commitment to customers, innovative solutions and fulfilment of service level agreements. TFD Network Africa competed in the General Supply Chain Management category, while The Cold Chain took part in the Chilled and Frozen Products category section.
"We are thrilled to be recognised again for our leadership in the FMCG supply chain industry. In line with our vision and development strategy, we continuously invest to raise the bar on performance and delivery," says Nico Koekemoer, Managing Director, TFD Network Africa. "We have allocated significant resources in developing integrated and up-to-date IT systems and procedures that have fast-tracked our advancement in effective warehouse management, inventory management and distribution. Our Golden Arrow award is evidence of our commitment to customers through innovation and service delivery."
TFD Network Africa and The Cold Chain are part of the Imperial Logistics Consumer Products Division and maintain a strong focus on the implementation of customised and cost-effective logistics and supply chain solutions and the fulfilment of service agreements to support its customer's brands, all concentrated on offering the customer the best possible service.
"The Cold Chain plays a leading role in the provision of one-stop shop supply chain solutions. We manage the largest basket of Chilled and Frozen Products in the South African FMCG industry from forecasting, warehousing, distribution, inventory and debtors management on behalf of our principals to sales, merchandising and reverse logistics," says Beyers Gericke, Managing Director, The Cold Chain. "In addition, we are flexible and go the extra mile in understanding our customers' aspirations and continually strive to provide an excellent, reliable and value-added service. Receiving the PMR award is a celebration of our long-term commitment and achievements in the market."
PMR.Research conducts annual national surveys on FMCG Supply Chain Management Companies, measuring service levels and customer satisfaction across various industry sectors. The surveys are conducted by interviewing more than 100 participants comprising distribution and logistics managers in the FMCG industry. The companies are rated across a range of 25 attributes, such as collaboration, technology development, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, innovation, just-in-time deliveries, problem-solving, facilities, commitment to customers in adding real value, competence, thoroughness, reliability, administration and overall fulfilment of service level agreements.
About Imperial Logistics
Imperial Logistics is the leading logistics and supply chain management company in southern Africa with an international footprint in Europe. Imperial Logistics Southern Africa provides customised value-added logistics services and supply chain solutions to blue chip customers in almost every industry. Imperial Logistics is 100% owned by Imperial Holdings and the Southern Africa division is home to more than 70 operating companies, categorised into four key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight and Integration Services. Imperial Logistics International focuses on European markets and comprises four operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, neska, Imperial Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For further information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za
About TFD Network Africa
TFD Network Africa is a member of the Imperial Logistics Group and a major player in the third party ambient warehousing arena. TFD focuses on effective warehouse management, inventory management and distribution, supported by up-to-date IT systems and computerised procedures. The TFD distribution network has been developed and optimised to ensure reduced turnaround times from order to delivery. TFD believes strongly in establishing solid relationships with its principals in order to become their leading logistics partner. For more information, please visit: www.tfd.co.za
About The Cold Chain
The Cold Chain is a member of the Imperial Logistics Group and specialises in the provision of a complete range of logistics and supply chain management services of chilled and frozen products. It focuses on effective warehouse management, inventory management and distribution solutions. The Cold Chain also provides sales, merchandising and pioneering market intelligence services to more than 30 of South Africa's top food manufacturers through its dedicated division Mercor Solutions. Operating from 12 distribution centres across southern Africa, The Cold Chain has built a reputation of high quality service, exceeding its customers' requirements in an effective and efficient way. For more information, please visit: www.thecoldchain.co.za and www.mercorsolutions.co.za
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