Our Vendor Management services ensure production is completed and shipments processed on-time, to your quality standards
The most effective vendor quality control begins at point of origin involving shipment monitoring, education and performance measurements.
Measuring your vendors’ performance
We monitor compliance with your critical data and events, like documentation, booking and exceptions. We also measure performance of:
- Ship window compliance
- Timely submission of documents
- Container utilization
- Accuracy of shipment advices and container manifests
- Shipment quantity and quality
Our Vendor Management services improve supply chain standards, enabling you and your vendors to maintain quality relationships.
Educating your vendors
We educate your vendors on your logistics procedures to ensure products are precisely packaged, loaded and delivered. Programs are customized to your unique requirements:
Define and communicate your requirements in local language, establishing vendors’ roles and responsibilities
Ensure compliance with processes and procedures
Create open and seamless communications that link your vendors, APL Logistics and your own operations
Promote a spirit of teamwork that drives continuous improvement throughout the entire supply chain
In the past decade, APL Logistics has carried out vendor education programs with more than 17,000 companies around the world.
Monitoring production status and compliance
APL Logistics monitors production and compliance statuses against pre-defined trip plans. We also recognize that every industry is unique. Raw materials receipts and documented sources of raw materials are critical for some, while first run quality, timeline quantities and final Quality Control (QC) inspection certificates are important to others.
Our global network and technological solutions enable you to obtain direct status updates before products depart the factory. We monitor quantities, timelines and quality before your customer spots incorrect labeling or sub-standard products. This successfully reduces costly re-work at destination or return of shipments, yielding substantial benefits.