How Brexit is taking shape within the UK’s warehouse and transport industry

Posted by Craig Tellwright - Head of Audit, Assurance and Quality on 17-May-2018 11:45:00
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In our previous blog post our internal Brexit expert, James Colson, highlighted the key potential scenarios for businesses’ supply chain management and how to start preparing for the day we leave the EU and beyond.

The latest blog post in our Brexit series explores how the impending leaving of the EU is already influencing the UK warehouse and transport industry.

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Topics: Brexit, Warehousing and Distribution

Brexit and the benefits of bonded warehousing for high value cargo

Posted by Sharon Murrell - Customs Manager on 08-Mar-2018 16:26:02
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With so much remaining unknown, at this stage the impact of Brexit on the high value goods supply chain can only be guesstimated. As an EU member state, the UK has long enjoyed free trade with its European counterparts, bringing benefits such as zero Customs Duty on products received from or dispatched to fellow European Union (EU) states, as well as minimal red tape.

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Topics: high value cargo, Warehousing and Distribution, bonded warehouse, bonded storage solutions, high value goods, 3PL, supply chain, Supply Chain Management, Brexit, high value goods supply chain

How we must keep up in the drive for omnichannel logistics

Posted by Duncan Butler - General Manager on 01-Feb-2018 11:45:00
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The insurgence of a new customer experience is shifting every avenue of the retail journey. The growth of the holistic omnichannel approach means ecommerce and bricks and mortar retail are more fused than ever before. Dynamic new logistics models focus on delivering a seamless and integrated service in the customer's buying journey, whether using a device on the go, at home or by walking into a store.

For the first time ever, mobile devices are leading the way in UK online retail sales too, further cementing the leap towards ecommerce demand for shoppers. According to IMRG, the 'digital tipping point' emerged in 2016 figures, when 51% of all UK online retail sales took place via smartphones or tablets.

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Topics: high value goods supply chain, 3pl for high value goods, Warehousing and Distribution, warehouse space, 3PL, 3PL logistics, 3pl warehouse, secure 3PL, high value goods

Adding value to your high value cargo

Posted by Duncan Butler - General Manager on 19-Dec-2017 12:53:19
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If a customer pays a premium price for a premium product – anything from the latest games console or mobile phone to a designer handbag or top-of-the-range fridge freezer – they naturally expect the very best: a quality product, delivered on time, in prime condition, no excuses. If they decide your product isn’t quite right for them – or they’ve ordered the wrong model, colour or size – they also expect a quick and hassle-free returns or exchange process. In short, if you’re dealing in valuable goods, every aspect of the high value goods supply chain needs to run like clockwork to ensure customers are happy and your reputation for excellence remains intact.

To enable you to meet your customers’ high expectations, outsourcing your warehousing and distribution services to an experienced third-party logistics (3PL) for high value goods like Yusen Logistics can pay huge dividends. Our networks, infrastructure, experience and supply chain management expertise will protect and enhance your high value cargo and add substantial value to your operations.

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Topics: 3PL, Warehousing and Distribution, high value cargo, high value goods, suppy chain, Supply Chain Management, Brexit, 3pl for high value goods, high value goods supply chain

Put Your Automotive Logistics On The Fast Track To Success

Posted by Ian Holland - Regional General Manager, Automotive on 17-Oct-2017 12:30:00
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Year on year, the automotive industry tackles increasing pressure to deliver technological innovation and evolved efficiency, all whilst facing volatile markets as the major manufacturers race to reach the finish line first. In such a process-driven culture, inbound supply chain disruptions of component parts can have huge financial consequences for OEMs and suppliers alike. After all, when inefficient automotive logistics disrupt the product pipeline, losses can amount to £100,000s in just minutes.

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Topics: Automotive Logistics, Inbound Supply Chain, 3PL, Crossdocking, Vendor Managed Inventory, Warehousing and Distribution

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: 3PL, high value cargo, Customs Clearance, secure logistics, Warehousing and Distribution

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

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: secure logistics, 3PL, high value cargo, Warehousing and Distribution, Shipment Visibility, Cargo Theft, Transit Protection, GPS Tracking, Griffin

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

Posted by Duncan Butler - General Manager 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: 3PL, secure logistics, high value cargo, Warehousing and Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Reverse Logistics, Short Lead Times, Shipment Visibility

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

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