Bringing efficiencies to operations – Logistics

Bringing efficiency to operations with insight and expertise

Your business depends on getting the right items, in the right quantity to your customers on time, in good condition, and for the right price. The more efficient your supply chain, the higher your return on investment. Getting this process right depends upon finding a provider of logistics services that understands your business goals and can recommend the best ways to support them.

Secure storage

 You may have achieved economies of scale through bulk purchasing, but this might leave you with a storage issue. Find a supplier that understands the meticulous art of storage and you will save valuable space. Security is paramount and you need to be sure that your logistics provider can safeguard your stock until you need it. Check out your supplier’s warehousing footprint to make sure that they have the flexibility to scale up if you need extra space. A specialist will have the materials handling equipment to make sure that items are stored and moved safely.

Accessible intelligence

Effective logistics management relies upon visibility and control. In the interests of efficiency, you should ideally maintain your inventory at an optimum level. This can only be achieved if you have access to intelligence at the touch of button that provides a window on your stock in real time. Data transparency keeps information flowing and helps you to plan with confidence. We offer a full audit of stock from receipt of delivery onwards as part of good practice. Check out whether your logistics supplier has an online management system that will help you to establish an up to date status on your stock.

Responsive delivery

Getting your materials to their final destination needs to be achieved efficiently to help keep costs to a minimum. Choose a supplier that is flexible enough to provide a daily dispatch service for a single item, or the fulfilment of a high-volume mailing. Check whether your supplier is a registered mailing house to get the best value from postal services. You may need the help of a multiple pick and pack service or require some support to get your materials to an event. We operate a barcode system to eliminate pick and pack inaccuracies.

A good logistics provider will understand the best dispatch methods that don’t waste packaging material. Your consignment may require a dedicated vehicle, pallets to protect it in transit, special care for fragile items, or a signature on delivery. Trust us to advise on the best delivery method for your goods. And you should be able to get help with returns as part of a reverse logistics service.

PDS offers a full range of logistics and fulfilment services and can also help you to design, print and produce the materials you need under one roof. Contact us to find out more.