Fast Moving Consumer Goods ( FMCG) giant , Nestlé Nigeria in a bid to improve market reach and logistics activities met with key stakeholders in the transport industry in order to discuss improved logistics services, jointly engage on the company’s ambition of a wider reach and also to recognize the role of the transporters in the value chain.
At Nestlé’s Transporters Day 2020 event held recently in Lagos, Nestor Finalo, Supply Chain Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, said, the main objective of the company is to continuously drive product availability in the marketplace with speed which calls for the need to create stronger partnerships with its transporters in order to encourage provision of optimum services to customers and distributors, punctually, effectively and efficiently.
“In everything we do, we prioritize the needs of our consumers. 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 the country.” Finalo said.
Finalo added that Nestle is passionate about the safety and security of all role players in its value chain, while also providing consumers with the varieties of nourishing products which ace the quality assurance test. He added that the company aims to achieve its objectives with maximum safety in its transportation system.
Timi Miriki, chief executive officer, Fabeto, Nigeria Limited in his remarks expressed satisfaction towards the company’s activities and commended 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, said, “I have worked with Nestlé for over 30 years, and I commend 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.” Miriki added.
Nestlé is known for its active role in backward integration activities -local sourcing of raw materials- and supplier development initiatives in the country, according to its manufacturing operations report, the company purchases its raw and packaging materials majorly from local sources believing that it will help develop the economy, create job opportunities and also help in maintaining a less weak stance for the naira as against the continuous dominance of the dollar.