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: Supply Chain Management, Control Tower Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Shipment Visibility, Cost-effective Logistics, Consumer Electronics, Pre-Installation, Customer-centric Logistics, 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: Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Inventory Management, Cost-effective Logistics, Consumer Electronics, Bundling, Labelling, Pre-Installation

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

Moving Forwards with Reverse Logistics for Consumer Electronics

Posted by Eunice Friend - General Manager, Technology on 03-Feb-2017 12:24:26
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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.

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Topics: Warehousing and Distribution, RFID, Zero-landfill Policy, Reclaiming Recyclable Parts, Cost-effective Logistics, Technology Industry, Consumer Electronics, Reverse Logistics, Repairs and Refurbishment, Recall Management

Play It Safe: Supply Chain Security for High Value Consumer Electronics

Posted by Mark Harvey - Head of Security on 03-Feb-2017 12:23:55
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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.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, RFID, Griffin, GPS Tracking, Shipment Visibility, Technology Industry, Consumer Electronics, Supply Chain Security

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, Transloading, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Cross-training, Buyer Consolidation, Technology Industry, Consumer Electronics

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