Logistics

Store more, move faster, deliver on time

The Third Party Logistics (3PL) sector growth is predicted to grow 3.6% annually over the next five years. Are you positioned to succeed in this competitive environment?

Challenges

Turn your biggest headaches into opportunities

The shift to B2C fulfillment has changed the landscape of 3PL. Will you only exist or will you excel?

SKU Proliferation

The seismic shift in 3PL warehousing means managing a huge volume of smaller orders and a tremendous number of SKUs.

How can you beat the SKU invasion?

  • Optimise slotting for picking.
  • Add carton live storage to accommodate more SKUs.
  • Use multi level picking processes to increase pick locations.
BEAT THE SKU INVASION

Increased Costs

Rising costs and competition are increasing industry pressures

How can you better manage increased costs?

  • Right-size your fleet to reduce administrative burden and extend equipment life.
  • Use awareness and object detection devices to avoid incidents causing costly damage to equipment and loads.
  • Embrace technology to help increase speed and accuracy.
Dominate with game changing solutions

Space Constraints

So many SKUs, so little space.

How can you squeeze more out of what you have?

  • Go vertical for greater capacity.
  • Deploy multi-faceted approach to accommodate current needs and projected growth.
  • Use simulation tools to optimise warehouse layut and aisle width.
MAXIMIZE THE SPACE YOU HAVE

Consumer Expectations

Customer expectations are sky high and they don’t have to settle for less.

How can you wow your customers?

  • Provide customers with instant access to shipment status and inventory.
  • Unify products, shipping materials and packaging labels with clients’ brand guidelines.
  • Help increase efficiency, lower operating costs, and offer value-adds with Big Data.
See how to maintain customer confidence

Last Mile Logistics

Customers place high value on the speed, security, traceability and cost of delivery.

How are you going to win in the end?

  • Implement RFID technology for traceability which can reduce errors, labor costs and delivery time.
  • Deploy pedestrain pallet trucks with a precision control tiller head for an ergonomic solution for Direct Store Delivery (DSD).
  • Split inventory across different fulfillment centers to shorten the final delivery distance.
Take the final hurdle to deliver the goods

Labour Shortage

Variable demand and turnover adds strain to a shrinking labor pool and high turnover in 3PL.

How can you attract and retain talent?

  • Deploy robotic solutions for repetitive tasks and direct workers to more value-added activities.
  • Utilise equipment designed with advanced ergonomics to help keep operators happy and healthy.
  • Use telematics to help manage equipment access and training updates.
Overcome labour challenges

Solutions

Excel with game changing solutions

Take charge of your operations while exceeding customer and efficiency expectations.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated approaches to increase productivity

Innovations designed to help increase operational efficiency and achieve next level performance.

What solutions Agility received to support the increase in capacity

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.3 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. 

In Germany, the company organises the collection of auto parts from suppliers across Europe before consolidating deliveries at its modern logistics facility in Stuttgart. From here, goods are shipped overseas on-demand. 

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HOW Meyer & Meyer IMPROVED OPERATIONS TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY

Family-owned Meyer & Meyer is an experienced fashion logistics specialist, accompanying customers throughout the entire supply chain – from sheep to shop. From headquarters in Osnabrück, Germany, the company controls logistics activities in Europe, Asia and North Africa, with 1,800 employees. 

In 2017, fashion logistics company Meyer & Meyer had just nine months to build a modern distribution warehouse for fashion and lifestyle products at a site in Peine, Germany. Meyer & Meyer expanded its capacity by adding a new 45,000 square metre logistics site, close to its existing site in Peine. 

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