RETAIL AND FMCG LOGISTICS

Most retailer today clients operate on a global scale – products are sourced from around the world and transactions and movements of goods are equally international. With over 30 years’ experience in retail logistics, we understand the challenges and demands of the consumer and retail industry, such as:

  • Increased complexity and integration of suppliers
  • Ever evolving consumer needs, seasonal demands and changing shopping habits
  • Short product life cycles and reduced response times
  • Data capture and data management
  • Full control over your shipments
  • Increase agility, flexibility and speed to market

We provide end-to-end supply chain and transport solutions that are specifically tailored for the consumer and retail industry:

  • Real time visibility and efficient flow of data
  • A high level of responsiveness.
  • A flexible and scalable supply chain to respond to your seasonal specials and product life cycles
  • Frozen and temperature controlled supply chain to maintain product quality
  • EDI interface and state of the art technology systems
  • Vendor Management
  • FCL and LCL Shipments
  • Warehouse and inventory management
  • PoS preparation and handling
  • Cost-effective consolidation services
  • Product classification
  • Customs Clearance
  • Value added services: unpacking, packing, barcoding, quality control
  • Global Network of partner offices

We efficiently coordinate and manage your global supply chain and global vendors.

Our tailored solutions provide you with a competitive advantage

If a retailer is effective, but their suppliers are not, errors and delays will impact the retailer’s business. For many of our retail clients, we have successfully integrated retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics systems. We optimise the entire supply chain and manage it as an entity. Advantages for our retail customers are:

  • Reduced complexity
  • Improved efficiency and speed to market
  • Cost and Risk Reduction
  • Service enhancement
  • One-Key-Account-Manager principle

It is through these relationships that we get to know and understand more about our clients and their needs allowing us to develop tailor made logistics concepts and solutions far beyond the normal.

Improve your profitability

A good logistics system can reduce costs and improve customer service and speed to market, providing a competitive advantage for the retailer and its brand. We have the network and the expertise to provide large‑scale consolidation services in China and Europe. We coordinate overseas factories, manage vendors and warehouses, and facilitate the packing of containers per individual store or warehouse to minimise further storage and handling.

We set up meaningful KPIs and provide our clients with comprehensive data analytics thus enabling effective vendor performance, quality control and continuous improvement of their supply chain.

Harders Advisory

Harders Advisory, our experienced in-house consultancy, can assist clients from the retail sector with a number of services, such as:

  • Compliance, risk reduction
  • Product Classification
  • Food Labelling
  • Biosecurity / Treatment
  • Training of new suppliers / vendors
  • Import / Export procedures
  • Declarations and paperwork
  • Advice on import quotas / legislation / regulations

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