Multiple Distribution Centre Inventory Counts Managed by Third Parties

A leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands required the support of RGIS. The company is committed to enhancing the lives of consumers around the world with planet friendly, innovative and attractive products that create moments of joy and provide peace of mind. The company have more than 1.1 billion consumers and 30,000 employees globally.


The consumer goods company needed a solution to count inventory in multiple distribution centres managed by different logistic companies, so required RGIS to provide the following:

  • Three separate logistic company distribution centres to be counted
  • All counts to be validated by internal warehouse staff
  • Accuracy to be a priority


The consumer goods company partnered with RGIS to complete the multiple logistic distribution centre count project, and RGIS provided the following:

Distribution Centre One:

  • In the biggest distribution centre, RGIS assigned a team of 48 experienced auditors
  • Divided the project into three shifts over four days
  • The following two days, in view of the counting progress, the RGIS team was reduced from 48 to 25 experienced auditors
  • The last day it was reduced further to 10 experienced auditors

Distribution Centre Two:

  • Counting was completed by a team of five RGIS experienced auditors in one day

Distribution Centre Three:

  • Counting was completed by a team of nine RGIS experienced auditors in one day


By outsourcing the multiple logistic distribution centre count project to RGIS, the following results were achieved:

  • All three separate logistic company distribution centres, holding the customers stock, were successfully counted
  • Both the customer and the logistics companies were pleased with the accuracy of the results