Supply chain under pressure from low prices

Published 17 June 15

Since the beginning of June it would appear that dairy processors are showing the effects of low dairy prices following the announcement of job losses. The announcement of job cuts at Fonterra is believed to be in the hundreds as the company expects cuts in support and group roles. Fonterra are in the process of conducting a company-wide review.

Elsewhere FrieslandCampina have announced plans to cut between 330 and 375 jobs at two production sites in the Netherlands, while closer to home 43 jobs are believed to be under threat at Müller Wiseman’s site at Market Drayton in Shropshire. The reason behind these job losses is an increase in focus by processors to cut costs and improve efficiencies.