Businesses do not (necessarily) outsource their
storage, packing and distribution because it’s cheaper. They outsource because
they require multi-channel order processing, flexible pick and pack
capabilities, comprehensive product traceability or best value despatch methods.
Basically, a solution that adds value to their operation and client base.
As your business grows, you
require the agility and competence of a 3PL partner who is able to advise on where
you can save money, streamline your supply chain and offer your customers the
superior experience they crave.
Fixed or Flexible?
A 3PL provider should, by
definition, be able to adapt their operational procedures to your individual
needs whilst upholding robust quality controls. Raw materials, completed units,
geographical scope, sales – logistics deals with all of the above. Larger
logistics suppliers can often shoehorn customers into a ‘best fit’ service as
they lack the necessary agility and infrastructure to tailor a bespoke solution
around individual clients. Too small, and you could forsake coverage and
expertise. The age-old dilemma can frequently crop up, with customers feeling
like their shipments and business are one of many. In 2020, businesses demand a
truly flexible solution that is greener, better value and bolsters your
capabilities and service offering.
Your individual operating
plan has to be flexible in order to manage the swings in business activity. Time
and service are business-critical and a defining factor of the customer
- Flexible storage
allows for accurate stock control and rotation, returns management, product
traceability, security and real-time stock visibility.
- A flexible,
responsive assembly, pick and pack operation is essential to meet your specific
products’ handling/wrapping/packaging requirements. Piece, batch and zone
picking can help to reduce pick/pack times, costs, reduce order turnaround time
(and expense) and your carbon footprint.
distribution affords both your business and your customers the distribution
methods, costs and options that you need to remain competitive. Same-day, JIT
deliveries, international and national shipping, sensitive, timed and out of
hours deliveries – a 3PL can offer bulk discounts, comprehensive coverage and
peace of mind.
provides agile fulfilment, handling and delivery solutions – ensuring you keep
your promises and meet your deadlines. Our operation is big enough to cope and
small enough to care, offering flexibility together with experience and expertise
you can rely upon.
With over two million cubic feet of
secure storage space, we can handle around 15,000 pallets and 12,000 SKUs –
providing rapid access for day-to-day fulfilment and retrieval. Our fulfilment
centre works to robust ISO 9001, 14001 and 22301 standards. We ensure all stock
is correctly located and rotated and that audit trails are available for
comprehensive tracking and reporting.
Our expertise encompasses a wide
variety of activities and collateral, from the ongoing fulfilment of high value
and fragile items through to handling large scale point-of-sale distributions. Flexibly
scale your business to meet evolving demands with confidence and enjoy the
benefits of a tailored, personal service delivered by industry specialists.
For advice on how we can
support your operation, please get
in touch with one of our experienced