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

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 The latest mobile phone, tablet, or laptop is soon superseded by a new model, with value plummeting as consumers’ interest peaks elsewhere.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

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

Insight in Action: Improving Customer-Centric Cold Chain Logistics

Posted by Rodion Liashko - ESC Business Analyst on 31-Jan-2017 09:59:04
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Being able to continuously improve is becoming more and more crucial in a highly competitive supply chain management market. Arguably, nowhere does this trend become more evident than in the Pharmaceutical industry and particularly in cold chain logistics, where the standards of technical, legal and operational scopes are especially high as they directly affect human life.

Innovation has always been one of the core principles of Yusen Logistics and our research collaboration with Cardiff University in 2016 undoubtedly added value in some demanding areas of supply chain management for customer-centric logistics.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, 4PL, Cold Chain Logistics, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, 3PL, Shipment Visibility, Forecasting, Customer-centric Logistics

Tried and Tested: Reliable Cold Chain Logistics for Pharmaceuticals

Posted by James Colson - General Manager, Healthcare on 24-Jan-2017 12:00:00
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Delivering critical medicines on time in carefully-controlled conditions is vital for the pharmaceutical industry. You need excellent inventory and warehouse management, temperature controlled equipment, and a fully coordinated supply chain for trusted 3PL solutions. Otherwise, high value, highly sensitive products could expire, face damage, or become steadily more expensive to transport. Reliable cold chain logistics are needed to avoid an increasing drain on your bottom line and possibly dangerous consequences for patients.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, European Superhighway, Integrated Supply Chain, Cold Chain Logistics, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Vision I, 3PL, Solution Engineering

Cost-Effective Cold Chain Logistics that are Worth Every Penny

Posted by Frank Packman - General Manager, Healthcare on 17-Jan-2017 12:00:00
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Effective supply chain management for healthcare can do much more than improve your bottom line.

In recent years, the industry has recognised that cold chain logistics can learn a lot from existing systems championed by fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies to cut lead times and boost profits. Streamlined solutions not only prove cost-effective but also give you a more secure, robust, and faster service for your high value, highly sensitive products – and in turn more affordable access to critical medicines around the world.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, Cold Chain Logistics, GDP Certification, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Vision I, FEFO, 3PL, Inventory Management, Cost-effective Logistics

A Safe Bet: Cold Chain Logistics with Secure Supply Chain Management

Posted by Frank Packman - General Manager, Healthcare on 10-Jan-2017 14:26:34
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When it comes to critical medicines, entrusting your high value, highly sensitive product to a cold chain logistics provider is not always a safe bet. Security is becoming steadily more challenging, as logistics teams find new ways to protect your product with integrated supply chain security strategies.

Certainly, healthcare companies face fresh challenges to maintain product integrity: requiring a partner who connects the dots throughout the supply chain to deliver robust, comprehensive solutions.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Product Integrity, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, Cold Chain Logistics, GDP Certification, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, Griffin, GPS Tracking

Get Up To Speed on the Top Priorities for Fast Cold Chain Logistics

Posted by James Colson - General Manager, Healthcare on 03-Jan-2017 12:00:00
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For the healthcare industry, the priority is always to get your high value, highly sensitive products delivered in the right condition. That means a temperature controlled supply chain is a must, with up-to-date technology in warehousing and transit to secure physical stability. However, as a business you also need to make sure that you’re meeting demand on time, every time.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Short Lead Times, GHPD, Control Tower Management, Warehousing and Distribution, European Superhighway, Integrated Supply Chain, Cold Chain Logistics, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Inventory Management, Shipment Visibility

Trust your 3PL Provider with Quality-Driven Cold Chain Logistics

Posted by Frank Packman - General Manager, Healthcare on 20-Dec-2016 11:48:00
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Choosing your 3PL healthcare provider often comes down to cost, but your willingness to spend is always measurable by the service that you get. Quality cold chain logistics from a trusted supply chain management partner will provide greater delivery on time in full (OTIF) to reduce the issues you face – and to ultimately save you money.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Product Integrity, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, Cold Chain Logistics, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Vision I, FEFO, 3PL

Temperature Controlled Transport Delivers Critical Medicine

Posted by James Colson - General Manager, Healthcare on 11-Jan-2016 12:00:00
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When a life is in the balance, transporting crucial medicines is a huge responsibility. Life science companies, healthcare authorities, and the patient choose to put the utmost of trust in logistics. They need to know that their medicine is protected, kept at the right temperature, and rushed to them as fast as possible with a reliable pharmaceutical transport company.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Supply Chain Solutions

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