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• Colgate plants in every country operated self-sufficiently. In the US, 80% of what Colgate sold was produced in
a Colgate-owned-and-operated manufacturing facility.
• In any given week, 65 ocean containers, 3,800 truckload shipments, and 15,000 pet food direct-store-delivery
shipments move through Colgate’s supply chain network.
• Distribution channels are continuously shifting and evolving, and Internet sales are growing.
PACKAGE TRANSPORT SHIPPING RECEIVING
CUSTOMER STORE WAREHOUSE
In Overseas, Colgate operates approximately 280 properties of which 76 are
owned in over 70 countries.
In the U.S. the Colgate operates approximately 60 properties of which 15
Major U.S. manufacturing and warehousing facilities used by the oral,
personal and home care segment of Colgate-Palmolive are located in
Morristown, New Jersey, Tennessee; and Cambridge, Ohio.
The pet nutrition segment has major facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky;
Emporia, Kansas; Topeka, Kansas; Commerce, California; and Richmond,
The primary research center for oral, personal and home care products is
located in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Channels of Distribution
Colgate Palmolive is so large of a company, it is impossible
to specifically identify their particular distribution strategies.
In Puerto Rico, Colgate Palmolive has its own separate
distribution company, called Colgate Palmolive Co
One single distributer for every market they sell to, those
markets including some of the major continents in the
Distribution center in Puerto Rico is Colgate Palmolive's
wholesaler for its Western Hemisphere operations in North
America and Latin America.
Products are shipped to a single distribution center in
Denmark. From their, the various products are distributed
to markets in Europe.
Colgate Palmolive has a channel of distribution classified
as starting from the manufacturer, then on to an
intermediary distributer, and finally to the retailer.
Colgate Palmolive is a worldwide manufacturer that has
operations in several continents.
Colgate Palmolive co-operates with a global shipping
company called Magellan Transport Logistics.
Magellan Transport is very beneficial to Colgate Palmolive so
they're using only one transport company for all of their
The company partakes in would be trucking, for all transport of
goods throughout their channels of distribution.
Trucking is the most efficient form for this company because
as they have operations split up in different continents, there
isn't any water to go over, and trucking can go directly to all of
the members of Colgate channels of distribution.