Knocking it out of the Park
On the supply chain side of PepsiAmericas’ operation, the last three years have brought incredible change and operating improvements. With 28 manufacturing plants in nine countries, and more than 100 distribution facilities worldwide, continuity is crucial to controlling quality, maintaining efficiencies and controlling costs.
The financial side of the business also has a strategy in place for future success. PepsiAmericas’ established a cost steering committee that focuses on two- to five-year goals. Additionally, the company formed a cost productivity team that executes short-term as well as high-level strategy relating to the entire cost system.
While mid-calorie colas are unlikely to create a whole new category in the beverage marketplace, Nolan confirms that the soft drink industry has picked up on consumer demand for a middle-of-the-range sweetened soft drink.