Coca-Cola sells production plants to overhaul US supply chain

By Admin
Stay Connected! Follow @MrNLon and @SupplyChainD on Twitter. Global beverage giant Coca-Cola is planning to sell nine of its US-based production plants...

Stay Connected! Follow @MrNLon and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.

Global beverage giant Coca-Cola is planning to sell nine of its US-based production plants as part of new measures which will see the company cut costs significantly through creating a new supply system.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the plants in question will be sold to three of the country’s largest bottlers: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, and Swire Coca-Cola USA.

RELATEDCoca-Cola-Enterprises keeping the Christmas cheer flowing

In a recent press release, Muhtar Kent, Coke’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said: “Our U.S. operating model continues to become stronger, more aligned and more competitive. Today we are taking further action to enable profitable growth for our entire U.S. system

“We will leverage the strengths and capabilities of the four largest producing bottlers in our US system, CCR, Consolidated, United and Swire to operate as one highly aligned and highly competitive national product supply system.”

The company has been pursuing divestment since 2013, in which time it has sold off delivery trucks, warehouses and bottling assets.  

Read the September Issue of Supply Chain Digital. 

SOURCES: [Wall Street Journal; Fortune]

Share

Featured Articles

Why you Should Automate your Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Digital takes a look at some key vendors to consider when your business is automating its supply chain analytics

P&SC LIVE New York welcomes Amanda Davies, Mars Snacking

Amanda Davies, Chief R&D, Procurement and Sustainability Officer at Mars Snacking, is set to speak at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE New York

P&SC LIVE New York welcomes Kirsten Loegering, ServiceNow

Kirsten Loegering, VP of Product Management, Finance and Supply Chain Workflows at ServiceNow, will speak at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE New York

P&SC LIVE New York welcomes Dean Ocampo, ServiceNow

Digital Supply Chain

P&SC LIVE London Welcomes New Sponsor – LeanLinking

Operations

Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai is LIVE!

Operations