Nestlé Nigeria Plc, a leading food manufacturing and marketing company in the country, recently hosted top logistics companies to share best practices, enlighten them on its core business objectives and ambition, as well as recognise them for their role in its supply-distribution chain.
The company said in a statement that the recognition of the top logistic firms was in appreciation of their key role in its order-to-cash process.
The food manufacturing giant said for over 58 years, it has been at the forefront of supporting the growth of the Nigerian economy through its local sourcing and supplier development initiatives, as well as providing healthy food to its consumers.
At the event, tagged “Transporters Day 2020”, Nestlé disclosed that as a customer-centric company, its main objective was to continuously drive product availability in the marketplace with speed, necessitating the need to create stronger partnerships with its transporters for them to be able to provide optimum services to customers and distributors, on-time and in full.
Speaking at the event, Nestor Finalo, supply chain manager at Nestlé Nigeria said,” Everything we do starts with the customers and shoppers in mind. Ensuring availability and access to our healthy options cannot be achieved without a committed relationship between Nestle and the transporters. With this comes the responsibility to sustain all efforts towards ensuring our high-quality products are available for the shoppers to buy and consume across all relevant outlets in
Participants at the event expressed their satisfaction, commending Nestlé for creating a platform where challenges and issues affecting transporters are addressed with a view to fostering mutually beneficial long-term relationships with its service suppliers.
Sharing his experience of working with Nestlé, Timi Miriki of Fabeto Nigeria Limited said, “I have worked with Nestlé for over 30 years now. One thing I really appreciate the company for is its efforts towards strengthening the relationships with transporters, to provide platforms for development while creating job opportunities, a very critical element in the journey towards a more sustainable economy. I am particularly happy that the Transporters Day has been brought back because it provides opportunities for us to learn from each other and to understand Nestlé’s direction in order to serve the company better. Yes, it has been 30 years, yet I look forward to working with Nestlé for a long time to come.”
Topics covered at the event include safety, security and quality assurance. Nestle Nigeria PLC is enthusiastic about safety and aims to achieve its objectives with maximum safety in its transportation system.