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

Keep Customer-Centric Logistics in Sight for your Consumer Electronics

Posted by Benjamin Bird - General Manager of Business Solutions on 28-Feb-2017 12:00:00
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Transparency is key if you’re looking for a 3PL partner that strives to hone their customer-centric logistics. From factory floor to end destination, our recent study found that having full sight of your supply chain will best serve your needs – and your customers’. Not only does a customer-centric ethos foster stronger relationships between you and your supplier, but it delivers cost-effective supply chain management and innovative solutions.

For the consumer electronics industry, in particular, trusting a 3PL partner to drive continuous improvement will help you tackle the pressures of short lead times in an increasingly competitive consumer landscape.

 

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Topics: Consumer Electronics, Customer-centric Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Pre-Installation, Supply Chain Management, Cost-effective Logistics, Control Tower Management, Shipment Visibility, Productivity

Greater Flex with Valued Added Logistics for Consumer Electronics

Posted by Eunice Friend - General Manager, Technology on 21-Feb-2017 12:00:00
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As the speed and technology of logistics takes great strides forward, consumers now expect to get what they want when they want it. For consumer electronics, this means dealing with shorter lead times and the pressures of product launches to ensure the latest tablet, laptop or mobile phone reaches the shelf faster for maximum profit. To do this, you need a 3PL partner who helps you avoid missed sales and stockpiled inventory by keeping your product moving. They’ll sharpen your competitive edge by supporting manufacturers with valued added logistics solutions that streamline your processes – and please your customer.

 

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Topics: Consumer Electronics, Inventory Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Bundling, Labelling, Pre-Installation, Supply Chain Management, Cost-effective Logistics

Feeling the Pressure? Manage Short Lead Times for Consumer Electronics

Posted by Eunice Friend - General Manager, Technology on 14-Feb-2017 12:00:00
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Consumer tastes can change in the blink of an eye, often leaving the shelf life of your high value consumer electronics shorter than their production cycle. The latest mobile phone, tablet, or laptop is soon superseded by a new model, with value plummeting as consumers’ interest peaks elsewhere. In such a dynamic industry, long lead times for technology products are a particular pain point as your speed to market becomes a priority.

 

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Topics: Consumer Electronics, Inventory Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Shipment Visibility, Control Tower Management, Added Value, Transloading, Crossdocking

Planning for Peaks: Black Friday Logistics that Stay Out of the Red

Posted by Eunice Friend - General Manager, Technology on 30-Nov-2016 13:00:00
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Managing peaks with your supply chain is a long-standing challenge for retailers and manufacturers alike - with the biggest test often falling in the days, weeks, and months leading up to Black Friday.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Black Friday, Crossdocking, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Cross-training, Buyer Consolidation, Transloading, Warehousing and Distribution, Consumer Electronics, Technology Industry

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