Archive for PepsiCo

A Practical Approach to Supply Chain Resilience: The PepsiCo Case Study

As consumers’ preferences shifted toward more nutritious foods, PepsiCo purchased companies in this food segment. But this segment has a much more complex supply chain. PepsiCo had to take a new approach to supply chain resilience.

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Using IT as a Competitive Weapon: Dow Chemical, PepsiCo, and the Internet of Things

Companies interested in exploring whether the Internet of Things (IoT) is a worthwhile investment have three different paths they can go down. The Internet of Things connects intelligent physical entities – such as sensors, devices, machines, assets, and products – to each other, to Internet services, and to applications.  IoT represents a stack of technologies that can be shaped into solutions.  At ARC, we refer to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) because we are […]

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For Large, Complex Transportation Networks, It’s All About “The Solve”

Regular readers of Logistics Viewpoints know that Adrian and I are fans of multi-tenant, network-based transportation management systems (aka software-as-a-service TMS). These solutions take the burden of connecting to carriers and cleansing EDI messages off the back of the shipper. They also make it easier for a shipper to add new carriers if they have a problem lane. And shippers can leverage the network to access benchmark analytics in a way that is not possible […]

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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo: $20 Billion for Distribution Flexibility

In an article last Thursday, The Wall Street Journal announced that the Coca-Cola Company was nearing a deal to buy the bulk of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises.  This was interesting news to me because the acquisition, like PepsiCo’s deals to buy its two biggest bottlers, The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas, was driven in large part by the need for distribution flexibility. A little refresher course on this industry might help to explain what […]

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