FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered.

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Logistics

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) are products that are sold quickly and at a relatively low cost. Examples include non-durable household goods such as packaged foods, beverages, toiletries, over-the-counter drugs, and other consumables.

The profit margin on FMCG products can be tight, but they are generally sold in large quantities; thus, the cumulative profit on such products can be substantial. The growth of the internet over the past quarter century has contributed greatly to the demand for FMCGs. However, most FMCGs are not ordered online as most consumers opt for the convenience of nearby brick and mortar stores for products in this category.

While today’s FMCG supply chains can be viewed as efficient, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the traditional assumptions driving infrastructure investment will change. To respond to these transformative changes, the FMCG and, in particular, the food industry supply chains, will require adaptations to reduce costs and increase supply chain responsiveness.

FMCG manufacturers have begun to change their thinking on warehouses, operations and supply chains to remain competitive in a dynamic industry and service consumers as required.

Distribution facilities and locations, along with a robust supply chain strategy, will play a critical role in the success of FMCG operators in the coming years. In order to maintain a competitive position and access key demand demographics, businesses will need to consider where they should be located and what’s the most efficient way of getting their products to their final destinations.

FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

FMi Logistics is Calgary based, which is well positioned to support western Canadian demand for FMCG. Calgary has become the distribution hub for many major retailers, and most retailers DC’s are located just a few kilometres away.

Our 3PL warehouses can become an extension of your supply chain by managing the flow of inventory into these major retailers.  They often have tight appointment windows and fines for late Purchase Orders.  We have long term relationships with these retailers and ensure our customers product arrives on-time and intact.

Give us a call or  Request A Quote to find out how we can assist you in ensuring your Fast-Moving Consumer Goods are available to be sold to your customers when they need it!

More FMi Blog Posts

FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Steam Ship or Diesel Ship?

Have you wondered why we still are using use the term “steamship” in the freight forwarding world today? Do your containers move across the oceans of todays world on steam-powered ships?
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Intermodal Efficiencies

The term intermodal refers to moving a container or trailer by more than one mode of transportation—generally truck plus rail, ocean plus rail, ocean plus truck, or all three modes.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Are Fuel Surcharges Fair?

Business and industries today all seem to be introducing more taxes, tariffs, and surcharges. One of the more controversial and misunderstood of these tariffs, applicable to the transportation industry, fall under the category of “fuel surcharges”.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Calling Canadian Exporters!

Is your company thinking of exporting to international markets? Maybe you already export to the U.S. or the world. Here are some reasons why the timing is just right to ramp up your exports.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

LTL 101 – The Basics

Sometimes, a shipment is too large to send with a parcel service, like Canada post, but way too small to fill a standard truck trailer. In fact, the cost of this shipment as a parcel or truckload would be insanely high because it’s not ideal for either type of providers. In this case, LTL shipping is ideal.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Message from the President March 19, 2020

Coronavirus is having a dramatic impact on our lives and businesses. What FMi is doing to keep our customers and our teams safe while continuing to support the flow of goods.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Message From The President

Greetings to all of our readers! It’s been great to receive your positive feedback on our monthly blog and newsletters – keep the comments coming we LOVE it!
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Intermodal Transportation For Your Bottom Line

Every transport mode has advantages and disadvantages. Road transport is unbeatable in the last mile due to the flexibility and availability.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

How Does Cross-Docking Help Me?

Cross-docking is a fast-track process that eliminates the need for warehouse storage space, providing a cost-effective and quick method of transporting goods from one place to another.