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.
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: Supply Chain Management, Control Tower Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Shipment Visibility, Cost-effective Logistics, Consumer Electronics, Pre-Installation, Customer-centric Logistics, 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: Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Added Value, Kitting and Packaging, Inventory Management, Cost-effective Logistics, Consumer Electronics, Bundling, Labelling, Pre-Installation
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 The latest mobile phone, tablet, or laptop is soon superseded by a new model, with value plummeting as consumers’ interest peaks elsewhere.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: Warehousing and Distribution, RFID, Zero-landfill Policy, Reclaiming Recyclable Parts, Cost-effective Logistics, Technology Industry, Consumer Electronics, Reverse Logistics, Repairs and Refurbishment, Recall Management
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: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, RFID, Griffin, GPS Tracking, Shipment Visibility, Technology Industry, Consumer Electronics, Supply Chain Security
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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