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GS1 UK launches new Perfect Order initiative

Date: August 27, 2015

The Perfect Order programme aims to deliver substantial shopper benefits and has the potential to save the consumer goods industry several million pounds in operating costs.

Our new programme will help retailers and suppliers tackle hidden operating costs, delays and process inefficiencies in the inbound grocery supply chain, while addressing the need to create the seamless shopping experience that consumers increasingly expect.

The initial stage of the programme is beginning this month and aims to develop and adopt a set of industry agreed standards for inbound logistics. It involves a joint industry workgroup comprised by Bakkovar, Boots, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Mondelez, Morrison's, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, Turners of Soham and Unilever – with GS1 UK acting as an independent facilitator.

The GS1 UK Perfect Order programme helps support Tesco’s passion for putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. To help achieve this, it’s key we work with our suppliers in new and different ways and help to make ways of working simpler and easier for all of us. This work is a great example of where we have to go even further and work collaboratively across our entire industry to achieve better performance for all. It will help us to fundamentally change the way we engage with our suppliers and deliver a significant cultural shift in our business. This couldn’t be a better time for us to implement an industry standard."

Simon Mardle, Logistics and Change Management, Tesco PLC

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