How does supply chain crime threaten your business?

Posted by Mark Harvey - Head of Security on 27-Mar-2018 11:26:00
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Topics: Supply Chain Security, TAPA, high value cargo, secure logistics, secure, Cargo Theft, safe secure logistics tracking, high value goods, secure 3PL

Brexit and the benefits of bonded warehousing for high value cargo

Posted by Sharon Murrell - Customs Manager on 08-Mar-2018 16:26:02
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With so much remaining unknown, at this stage the impact of Brexit on the high value goods supply chain can only be guesstimated. As an EU member state, the UK has long enjoyed free trade with its European counterparts, bringing benefits such as zero Customs Duty on products received from or dispatched to fellow European Union (EU) states, as well as minimal red tape.

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Topics: Brexit, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, 3PL, high value cargo, high value goods, high value goods supply chain, bonded warehouse, bonded storage solutions, supply chain

How we must keep up in the drive for omnichannel logistics

Posted by Duncan Butler - General Manager on 01-Feb-2018 11:45:00
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The insurgence of a new customer experience is shifting every avenue of the retail journey. The growth of the holistic omnichannel approach means ecommerce and bricks and mortar retail are more fused than ever before. Dynamic new logistics models focus on delivering a seamless and integrated service in the customer's buying journey, whether using a device on the go, at home or by walking into a store.

For the first time ever, mobile devices are leading the way in UK online retail sales too, further cementing the leap towards ecommerce demand for shoppers. According to IMRG, the 'digital tipping point' emerged in 2016 figures, when 51% of all UK online retail sales took place via smartphones or tablets.

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Topics: Warehousing and Distribution, 3PL, high value goods, 3pl for high value goods, high value goods supply chain, 3PL logistics, secure 3PL, warehouse space, 3pl warehouse

Adding value to your high value cargo

Posted by Duncan Butler - General Manager on 19-Dec-2017 12:53:19
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If a customer pays a premium price for a premium product – anything from the latest games console or mobile phone to a designer handbag or top-of-the-range fridge freezer – they naturally expect the very best: a quality product, delivered on time, in prime condition, no excuses. If they decide your product isn’t quite right for them – or they’ve ordered the wrong model, colour or size – they also expect a quick and hassle-free returns or exchange process. In short, if you’re dealing in valuable goods, every aspect of the high value goods supply chain needs to run like clockwork to ensure customers are happy and your reputation for excellence remains intact.

To enable you to meet your customers’ high expectations, outsourcing your warehousing and distribution services to an experienced third-party logistics (3PL) for high value goods like Yusen Logistics can pay huge dividends. Our networks, infrastructure, experience and supply chain management expertise will protect and enhance your high value cargo and add substantial value to your operations.

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Topics: Brexit, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, 3PL, high value cargo, high value goods, 3pl for high value goods, suppy chain, high value goods supply chain

Automotive sequencing: getting the balance right

Posted by Andrew Prosser on 28-Nov-2017 13:44:36
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When people ask me to explain the concept of sequencing in automotive logistics, I remind them of that famous quote by comedy genius Eric Morecambe who said: “I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.” I then explain that sequencing is the exact opposite.

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Topics: 3PL, Automotive Logistics, Inbound Supply Chain, sequencing, automotive sequencing, JIT, just in time, just in sequence, OEM, Electronic Data Interchange, automotive industry

Put Your Automotive Logistics On The Fast Track To Success

Posted by Ian Holland - Regional General Manager, Automotive on 17-Oct-2017 12:30:00
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Year on year, the automotive industry tackles increasing pressure to deliver technological innovation and evolved efficiency, all whilst facing volatile markets as the major manufacturers race to reach the finish line first. In such a process-driven culture, inbound supply chain disruptions of component parts can have huge financial consequences for OEMs and suppliers alike. After all, when inefficient automotive logistics disrupt the product pipeline, losses can amount to £100,000s in just minutes.

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Topics: Crossdocking, Warehousing and Distribution, 3PL, Vendor Managed Inventory, Automotive Logistics, Inbound Supply Chain

The Big Picture: Global Supply Chain Visibility & High Value Cargo

Posted by Nick Humphreys - Solutions Design Manager, International Supply Chain Division on 19-Sep-2017 12:00:00
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High value goods often require international movements, so it’s vital that your global supply chain is fully aligned and secure – from beginning to end. It’s not just the cost of goods in transit that heightens the risks you face; short lead times can also leave you sprinting for the finish line before the starting gun has even been fired. This, together with unanticipated increases in demand, could lead to missed product launches, stock shortage and disappointed customers which could even cause you to lose your market advantage.

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Topics: 3PL, Shipment Visibility, high value cargo, secure logistics, safe secure logistics tracking, Global Supply Chain, Critical Path Management, International Supply Chain Management, Operational Efficiency

Clean-cut Customs Clearance: Import Efficiency for High Value Cargo

Posted by Sharon Murrell - Customs Manager on 31-Aug-2017 12:00:00
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When it comes to high value cargo, it’s not just short lead times that are threatened if customs clearance stalls your supply chain. With Brexit looming, there’s considerable concern about increased cost and delays for imports and exports. Plus, your secure logistics – strengthened for high value goods – face fresh challenges, as the forward and reverse freight flow of goods is choked by checks.

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Topics: Warehousing and Distribution, 3PL, high value cargo, secure logistics, Customs Clearance

Lift Off Logistics: A Product Launch Checklist for High Value Cargo

Posted by Mike Coates - Regional General Manager on 15-Aug-2017 12:00:00
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 Looking for lift off with a new product?

It could be your most innovative, disruptive concept to date, with consumers itching to get their hands on the latest hi-tech, luxury handbag or designer fashion. However, if your supply chain management falters your supply fails to meet demand – and your product launch falls flat.

At best, you’ll face expensive, expedited transport to fulfil retailers’ needs; at worst, you could lose those crucial sales and forgo competitive edge.

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Topics: Short Lead Times, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Griffin, 3PL, Shipment Visibility, high value cargo, secure logistics, Transit Protection, Product Launches, Origin Cargo Management, Route Planning

Don’t Let High Value Cargo Fall Off a Truck | Theft & Secure Logistics

Posted by Mark Harvey - Head of Security on 03-Aug-2017 12:00:00
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Securing your supply chain is vital in every industry, but  for high value goods the stakes are even greater with the potential for costs to soar should something not go to plan. Whether during the launch of the latest hi-tech, the steady supply of sought-after designer trends, or the swift delivery of critical medications, your international supply chain could be worth billions at a time.

As the value of your product peaks, so does the interest of organised crime.

Beyond the simple loss of product, cargo theft or hijacking causes supply interruptions, a rise in supporting customer services, investigations and increased insurance. So, the safe movement of valuable cargo with secure logistics should be a primary concern for your 3PL partner.

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Topics: Warehousing and Distribution, Griffin, GPS Tracking, 3PL, Shipment Visibility, high value cargo, secure logistics, Transit Protection, Cargo Theft

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