Manual Inventory of an Energy Drinks Production Plant

A drinks manufacturer develop, manufacture, market, sell and distribute energy drinks and other alternative drink beverages. The company have 26 different brands which are distributed in approximately 155 countries and territories worldwide. The alternative beverages combine non-carbonated, ready-to-drink iced teas, lemonades, juice cocktails, single-serve juices and fruit beverages, ready-to-drink dairy and coffee drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks and single-serve still waters (flavoured, unflavoured and enhanced) with ‘new age’ beverages, including sodas that are considered natural, sparkling juices and flavoured sparkling beverages.


The drinks manufacturer wanted a more cost-effective way of completing manual inventories within the production plants, rather than bringing internal staff from other countries to complete it, so required RGIS to provide the following:

  • To reduce the costs compared to internal inventory
  • Counting of raw base materials
  • Counting of final products


The drinks manufacturer partnered with RGIS to complete the production plant inventory project, and RGIS provided the following:

  • Scheduled a team of five experienced RGIS auditors
  • Inventory took place over five days eight hours per day
  • The RGIS supervisor liaised in real time with the customer to keep them up to date


The drinks manufacturer found that by outsourcing the production plant inventory project to RGIS, the following results were achieved:

  • The accuracy expectations of the inventory from the customer were exceeded
  • As the customer did not need to source 60 additional staff from overseas cost savings were achieved from travel, and by not having to book hotels for internal staff