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

High Risk, High Stakes: Why a 3PL Partner is Best for High Value Cargo

Posted by Duncan Butler - General Manager, White Goods on 26-Jul-2017 10:00:00
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 When it comes to high value goods, it’s often the complete purchasing experience that provides value to your customers and your brand. Whether they’re shopping for the latest high-tech device or coveting a designer handbag, they will pay a premium for quality and expect a service worthy of the price. Therefore, when the latest trends come around your customers will want to receive their purchases in perfect condition and as fast as possible.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Short Lead Times, Warehousing and Distribution, 3PL, Inventory Management, Shipment Visibility, Reverse Logistics, high value cargo, secure logistics

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

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

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