OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here expects a total of 29 vendors to participate in its scorecarding process for efficient replenishment and other logistics activities by the end of July. Through scorecarding, Fleming and participating trading partners will review each other's supply-chain capabilities and execution of those practices.
Approximately 25 vendors are currently participating in the scorecard process, up from 11 last year. Four more vendors will go through the scorecard process by the end of July, for a total of 29.
The 25 vendors account for 66% of Fleming's grocery, frozen and chilled wholesale volume, while the 29 vendors will represent more than 70% of its volume in those areas, according to Gary Capshaw, vice president of logistics at Fleming.
Both Fleming and its vendors make scorecards an important part of doing business together.
"Also, in the last year there has been a lot of interest in the scorecard from manufacturers and they've come to us," Capshaw said. He attributed that to the success of different parts of the Efficient Consumer Response initiative like efficient replenishment. As a result, vendors "don't want to be left behind."
And those efforts are paying off. "Manufacturers who were early users of the scorecard with Fleming now have a higher percentage of our sales," Capshaw said.
Hormel, Austin, Minn.; S.C. Johnson & Son, Racine, Wis.; Hershey Foods, Hershey, Pa. and Quaker Oats, Chicago, are a few of the companies that have participated in scorecards with Fleming.