Post-Manufacturing costs like repacking and relabeling are often performed in the distribution center instead of the plants because there is a belief that it provides flexibility and cost efficiencies. This belief is often difficult or impossible to validate because the cost of these activities in the distribution center (DC) are generically spread across all products – removing visibility to how each product drives these costs. Plant controllers move the cost off their P&Ls – claiming the DC is more cost effective without having to prove it.
Customers drive “post-manufacturing” costs of their own through the special packaging and shipping requirements they demand to ensure products flow smoothly in their supply chain. Unfortunately, the only costs of these requirements that are well understood are the penalties for not meeting them. As with other post-manufacturing costs, customer-specific packaging and shipping costs are spread generically across all products – making it impossible to assess these costs by customer in order to ensure costs are included in the price charged.
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