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BWG Challenge

BWG Challenge


May 15, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Date:    15th May 2024

Time:    2:00pm – 3:00pm

BWG Foods UC is one of Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale companies. BWG Foods works in partnership with more than 1,000 independent retailers, serving in excess of one million shoppers every single day. Through their Wholesale operations, BWG has relationships with more than 650 suppliers, dealing directly with more than 21,000 customers.

Asset Management Problem Statement

BWG wishes to introduce a track and trace facility which will assist in keeping record of this valuable asset within the BWG Supply Chain. (NDC – Retail National Distribution Centre, VC Value Centre network (wholesale and food service).


  • Cages are scanned onto the truck & recorded through the Microlise which is BWG’s transport routing system (Via HHT)
  • Each cage is charged to the customer €150 per cage delivered
  • Manual spreadsheets are kept with total per customer from Microlise (inaccurate)
  • Returns are handled through Microlise and recorded by driver on the drivers HHT (Hand Held terminal) when collected in store.
  • Driver does not check if these are BWG only as they can be grouped together so we receive spurious no BWG cages
  • If unreturned the customer is not refunded (customer dissatisfaction)
  • No formal tracking means cages are returned to other wholesaler e.g. Musgraves or to our own value centre network (cash and carry)
  • Cages are not charged within the VC (Value Centre) network
  • Reconciliation is impossible within the NDC (National Distribution Centre)
  • No accurate formal recording of cages within the BWG supply Chain for tracking

BWG Challenge Details 

Join us on May 15th for more insight into BWG’s Challenge.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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