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Consumer Supply Chain Optimization in Australia

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Synopsis

German-based supplier for Australian supermarkets overcome supply chain complexity through optimization of Value Added Services.

Customer Overview
  • Customer: German-based sourcing company, major supplier to Australia’s top discount supermarket chains
  • Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Products: clocks, ladders, bicycle packs, remote controls, bottled olives and asparagus, etc
  • Five distribution centers (DC’s) in Australia (east coast)
  • Volume: 100 TEU/ 2,200 pallet moves
Challenges
  • High distribution costs to transfer cargo within DC
  • High import duties due to unfamiliarity with local duty regulations in multiple sourcing locations
  • Strict order fulfillment requirement from customer, especially with Value Added Services (VAS) and pallet configuration
Apl Logistics Solutions
  • Customs clearance: Duty savings study by analyzing sourcing countries duty exemptions requirements and leverage on Federal Trade Administration (FTA)
  • Value Added Services: Pallet configuration, optimization for cost savings, unpacking/repacking and labeling
  • Warehousing  & Distribution to five DC’s in NSW, Victoria, and Queensland
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Shipment planning to select nearest discharge port according to the final destination of the cargo
Benefits
  • Cost Effective: leverage on duties exemptions and FTA to achieve duty savings and optimization in pallet packing
  • Convenient: clear origin/destination customs clearance requirements to ensure smooth customs clearance
  • Reliable: meet the stringent order fulfillment requirement (pallet packed)

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