Flexible, efficient raw materials management right up to delivery-to-production
Inbound logistics, or manufacturing logistics, is that vital link in the supply chain – the efficient management of raw materials delivered right up to the point of production. With the demands of global trade, Just-In-Time (JIT) and lean manufacturing, this important step needs to be tightly integrated with production schedules.
We offer the flexibility to meet changing deadlines and provide value-added services that reduce the cost of production, securing quality materials and eliminating third-party delays.
Select from a wide range of services:
- Inbound customs clearance
- First mile trucking from supplier to manufacturing
- Raw material warehouse management
- Pick-to-line management delivering materials right down to the appropriate production line
- Milk runs with regular shuttling of raw materials and part-finished goods
As your valued partner, we can place highly experienced personnel at your production facility to manage the movement of goods and final dispatch.
With local expertise in countries around the globe, we provide all the services necessary for the smooth movement of freight from source to destination. That includes freight booking, documentation, customs clearance, warehousing, physical handling and fulfillment – backed up with world-class supply chain knowledge and tight project management.
Our highly trained professionals can take you beyond the essentials, adding further value.
Consolidation – Deploying inbound consolidation from vendors and outbound consolidation to customers.
Packing and labeling – Outsource packing and labeling to reduce vendor delays and quality problems.
Cross docking – Eliminating put-away, storage and selection operations with close synchronization of inbound and outbound movements.
Reverse logistics – Examining and processing returns to re-stocking and re-shipping replacements.