Topics: supply chain, high value goods supply chain, high value goods, International Supply Chain Management, Global Supply Chain, high value cargo, Quality-driven logistics, Customer-centric Logistics, Consumer Electronics, Reverse Logistics, Recall Management, Repairs and Refurbishment, Vision I, 3PL, Supply Chain Solutions
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.
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
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.
Topics: Consumer Electronics, Inventory Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Bundling, Labelling, Pre-Installation, Supply Chain Management, Cost-effective Logistics
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 The latest mobile phone, tablet, or laptop is soon superseded by a new model, with value plummeting as consumers’ interest peaks elsewhere.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.
In the Consumer Electronics industry, if you don’t move rapidly to keep up with demand you simply can’t compete. The ‘latest’ smart phone or tablet keeps its title only for a short while before we’re wowed by the next edition. However, there’s not just pressure on consumer electronics companies to get a product out of the door, but also in how its dealt with if it ends up back in the supply chain.
Topics: Consumer Electronics, Reverse Logistics, RFID, Warehousing and Distribution, Repairs and Refurbishment, Cost-effective Logistics, Recall Management, Zero-landfill Policy, Reclaiming Recyclable Parts, Technology Industry
Each shipment of consumer electronics could hold goods worth millions even billions: their loss undermining the market and badly bruising your bottom line. However, the costs of cargo theft go beyond the simple loss of product, with interruptions to the supply chain, supporting customer services, criminal investigations, and increased insurance all draining potential profit. When evaluating a 3PL partner, then, their supply chain security is crucial for the handling of high value goods whether that be the newest tablet, mobile phone or even crucial medicines and pharmaceutical products.
Topics: Consumer Electronics, Pharmaceutical Industry, Supply Chain Security, Griffin, Warehousing and Distribution, Shipment Visibility, GPS Tracking, Real-time Solutions, Control Tower Management, Technology Industry, RFID
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.
Topics: Supply Chain Management, Black Friday, Crossdocking, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Cross-training, Buyer Consolidation, Transloading, Warehousing and Distribution, Consumer Electronics, Technology Industry