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Raw Material Management

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Synopsis

APL Logistics extends into raw material flow and production tracking by deploying Control Tower to provide early decision support for a leading sporting goods retailer.

Customer Overview
  • One of the world’s largest sporting goods retailers with over 260 stores in 22 countries. Headquartered in France
  • Vertical: Retail/Sportswear, sports accessories and equipment
  • Services: Control Tower Mgmt., Order Mgmt., Warehousing, Consolidation, Cross-border Trucking, Freight Mgmt., Labeling, Store Delivery
  • Volume: 24 million yards per year
Challenges
  • Delays in bulk goods production due to absence of visibility and control on raw material flow
  • Uncoordinated communication channel among fabric mills, garment makers and the customer
  • Inbound raw material supply chain fulfilled by multiple service providers with segmented volumes
  • High logistics cost and long lead times
Apl Logistics Solutions
  • Deploy Control Tower for raw material shipment planning and collaboration in Asia
  • Enable centralized procurement of cross-border trucking service and ocean freight to drive cost competitiveness
  • Packing lists and invoices preparation
  • Visibility platform
  • Storage at bonded warehouses for quick replenish and dispatch of raw materials
Benefits
  • Manage high volume of the customer’s raw material, offering better coordination and control
  • Provide visibility and notifications when raw materials are shipped, arrived at ports, cleared customers, delivered to factories and timely bulk goods are produced
  • Cost savings through order mgmt. and control tower for raw materials
  • Consolidation shipment planning through long term freight procurement
  • Shortened shipment transit time

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