Creating an efficient supply chain for a gas station is a tough challenge for many brands. They include not only independent gas station chains but also well-established companies that take leading positions in the niche. Gas station owners and retailers are in search of efficient tools that will let them handle the following issues:
- choose the right product type;
- extend a selection of FMCG products;
- choose the right product for a particular season or period;
- benefit from good quality and affordable price;
- enable on-time supplies and efficient logistics.
Those are the core problems many chains meet when it comes to transportation and logistics. Some companies have nothing to do but to work with several different suppliers at the same time. In some cases, such structure is far from being efficient and time-consuming especially when considering gas station location and other vital criteria. Inefficient logistics results in increased transportation costs because of supply delays, low product quality, etc.
In spite all improvements made by logistic companies, the latest statistics reveal only 55-60% of completed supplies nationwide. Such situation creates a poor background for gas station chains making prices unstable. This is wring. Every single product just have the same price on different sites of a gas station chain. It does not matter if it is located on Florida or Alaska. A cup of large cappuccino should cost equally.