SCF Awards 2023 – FMCG & Retail

Rea Bosco Vaz

date: December 4, 2023

Winner: Britannia Industries Limited 

Partner: Arteria Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 

Highly Commended: MedSource Group 

Britannia Industries has emerged triumphant in the FMCG and Retail category of the Supply Chain Finance Awards 2023. Their exemplary SCF program, tailored specifically for the downstream supply chain and often-neglected distributors, stood out among the impressive nominees. Britannia Industries’ dedication to addressing these crucial aspects within the supply chain proved pivotal in securing this well-deserved recognition. Their innovative approach and commitment to enhancing supply chain dynamics have set a high standard in the industry, marking them as true leaders in the field. 

Focus on Downstream Supply Chain Empowerment 

Britannia Industries Limited’s SCF case stands out for its unwavering commitment to the downstream supply chain and distributors, segments often neglected in traditional SCF frameworks. By directing its SCF program towards these essential players in the supply chain, Britannia Industries Limited displays a unique and refreshing approach, acknowledging and catering to the pivotal role of distributors in the overall ecosystem. 

Inclusivity in SCF: A Novel Approach 

The company’s initiative to prioritize downstream supply chain and distributors in its SCF program highlights a commitment to inclusivity and equity in the supply chain finance landscape. Britannia Industries Limited’s deliberate focus on these stakeholders demonstrates a forward-thinking mindset, acknowledging their significance and indispensability in the success of the overall supply chain network. 

Bridging the Gap: Distributor-Centric SCF 

Britannia Industries Limited’s SCF strategy bridges the gap between the upstream and downstream segments of the supply chain. By extending SCF benefits to distributors, the company fosters enhanced liquidity, operational efficiency, and growth opportunities throughout the supply chain, thereby fortifying relationships and bolstering the entire ecosystem. 

Amplifying Distributor Empowerment through SCF 

Britannia Industries Limited’s SCF case champions distributor empowerment, empowering these key stakeholders with improved cash flow and enhanced financial capabilities. By extending SCF benefits to distributors, the company strengthens their financial resilience, elevates their operational capabilities, and solidifies long-term collaborative partnerships. 

MedSource Group also stood out in the FMCG and Retail category, being highly commended by the judges. MedSource Group’s commendation is a testament to their dedication and innovation in supply chain finance. Their noteworthy SCF program, which centered on inventory enhancement and financing, showcased substantial improvements in their business model, specifically in purchasing, automation, and operational efficiency. While not securing the top award, MedSource Group’s strategic approach and impactful implementation in the FMCG and Retail sector have earned them a well-deserved commendation, signifying their excellence and commitment within the industry. 

Rea Bosco Vaz

Rea Bosco Vaz is the Head of Product and Market for the SCF Community and a researcher at the Faculty of Supply Chain Finance at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands. Her research currently focuses on combining the fields of geosciences and SCF through the subject of critical raw materials (CRM). Rea also works for the SCF Community on events, marketing and as a liaison to finance and tech providers in the SCF industry.