The Supply Chain Transformation Specialists

For the last 20 years in Europe and the USA, Factory Gate Pricing (FGP) programmes, which are also known as “Collect”, “Inbound Consolidation” or “Primary Distribution” have been a popular way for buyers to unlock value in their domestic inbound supply chains.

Initially the business driver was cost reduction, leveraging transport buying power and / or empty capacity within owned networks whilst also removing the sellers margin on delivery.

Latterly as such savings have been exhausted, more progressive organisations have used such programmes as a way to offset the transport cost of increased supply chain agility enabling reduced inventory and improved customer service through smaller and more frequent orders.

Having been directly involved in the development and operation of a number of major programmes in Europe, we are well placed to support buyers wishing to either establish new programmes or to transform their current operating model.