Lagos, January 29 2020 – Nestlé Nigeria PLC recently hosted top logistics companies to share best practices, jointly engage on our core ambition and then to recognize them for the key role they play in our Order to cash process. For over 58 years, Nestlé has been at the forefront of supporting the growth of the Nigerian economy through its local sourcing and supplier development initiatives and most importantly providing healthy food to it’s consumers.
At the event, tagged Transporters Day 2020, Nestlé disclosed that its main objective is to continuously drive product availability in the marketplace with speed and so needs 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. With this, we are putting the Customers at the center of everything we do.
Speaking at the event, Mr. 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 the country.”
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.
L-R: Esther Bayode (Freight Officer), Thomas Okhabu (DC SHE Manager), Coker Oladipo (DC Maintenance Coordinator) Nduka Iwenya (Transport Manager)
Sharing his experience of working with Nestlé, Mr. 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