INTIME FREIGHT has demonstrated its ability to provide Integrated, Single-Source logistics solutions from the point of manufacture through delivery to the final customer. Our range of services allows high-tech clients to reduce inventories, lower distribution costs and speed up the introduction of new products. In addition, we are able to reduce supply chain complexity by offering end-to-end supply chain visibility to its customers. This enables the streamlining of processes and close collaboration between supply chain partners. Our High-Tech services operate with well established security focus and loss prevention concepts to ensure that we minimize the risk to products throughout the supply chain.
We have a deep understanding of the specific needs and requirements of the following major market segments.
Our range of services includes:
As one of the world’s largest, most experienced logistics providers, INTIME FREIGHT delivers flexible solutions for international and domestic sea, air, and road and rail transportation. Benefits for high-tech customers include:
INTIME FREIGHT Order Management Solutions (OMS) controls procurement and supply chain processes. The Company OMS is designed to provide leading-edge data integration and exception-based management tools for logistics and procurement professionals, giving complete, timely and actionable information to improve supply chain decisions.
Through Integration of Supply chain partners and processes, OMS can be used not only to capture and provide for ERP, supply chain and financial management systems, but also as a single platform for visibility, monitoring and reporting. Providing visibility of product in the pipeline allows management by exception, and can identify products, orders and shipment requiring specific actions.
INTIME FREIGHT works closely with vendors to ensure that they clearly understand the clients’ business requirements, including administrative process, communication standards and physical goods flow.
Following a new business award, as part of the implementation process, vendor logistics guidelines are created, together with clients, in order to advise the vendors of both operational and system processes.
Standardized implementation methodology reduces the time needed to bring new vendors into the programme, allowing a faster roll-out to new sourcing regions and channels. Information and training is communicated by INTIME FREIGHT Staff who are familiar with local customs, and in the same time zone. This increases vendor and third party compliance and reliability.
Long distance communication costs are reduced and customers’ productivity increased: automated distribution and on-line visibility of guidelines reduces distribution costs and ensures all users have access to the most current documentation.
Visibility and Interaction with OMS activity is supported via the INTIME FREIGHT Login Order Solution, which allows interaction and information view via the Web-Solution, receipt and transmission of data via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and the collation of this information into reports. Even vendors with little IT infrastructure can benefit from connectivity via INTIME FREIGHT Login, as automated communication and confirmation processes further reduce administrative and communication costs.
INTIME FREIGHT Login information can be collated into scorecards to measure vendor performance. For example, when buyers are visiting sourcing locations to renegotiate next season’s products, a report can be generated from INTIME FREIGHT Login to find out how many late, early or incomplete orders were shipped during the previous season.
Following receipt of order data into INTIME FREIGHT Login, automated alerts can be generated within defined timelines, and sent to nominated vendor or manufacturing parties requesting order confirmation. The nominated party will receive an email with a hyperlink to access INTIME FREIGHT Login enabling them to select the appropriate action-accept or reject. The results, including reason codes for rejected orders, will be shown in the status history within INTIME FREIGHT Login. Email or EDI advice can also be sent to the client and/or the INTIME FREIGHT account management team.
Prior to shipping date, timings can be defined for further alerts to the vendor, prompting the entry of follow-up information. This might include production progress checks, expected readiness dates, and product qualities. Purchase orders for seasonal or promotional events, for example Easter or Christmas, can be flagged with a priority code reference to ensure they get special monitoring. The status of these orders can also be extracted to a report or spreadsheet for further coordination.
INTIME FREIGHT Login Booking enables vendors to submit booking and revision requests online. INTIME FREIGHT Login Booking enables the shipper to request equipment, advise a pick-up address and cargo-readiness date, enter reference information and submit shipping instructions. Templates simplify the repeat booking process, reducing the workload of our clients and INTIME FREGHT staff.
INTIME FREIGHT Login Monitoring promotes Order Management by exception, and enables systematic communication with vendors on order discrepancies.
Any document generated within the transportation chain is converted into PDF Image and shown on INTIME FREIGHT Login. In addition, commercial documents provided to INTIME FREIGHT by third parties are physically scanned as PDF file and uploaded to the system.
This combination creates a comprehensive database of documents that our clients and their authorized third parties can view, download, or have automatically emailed from INTIME FREIGHT Login. In order to support receipt and completeness of documents, INTIME FREIGHT Login has an automated exception routine that can monitor and issue alerts on document availability.
Having all documents available on INTIME FREIGHT Login as PDF Images saves on courier costs and can speed up clearance. In addition, freight stands less chance of going into detention/demurrage as late documentation can be highlighted using the INTIME FREIGHT Login Monitoring engine, allowing issues to be rectified before vessel arrives.
Consolidation services enable goods from multiple vendors to merge. This result into full containers, improving transportation product flows
Buyers can place small order quantities more frequently and benefit from the cost saving opportunities provided Full-Container-Load (FCL) movements and lower storage charges at destination. Both FCL and this reduction in inventory assist in decreasing Carbon emissions.
With INTIME FREIGHT managing how containers are loaded, better utilization factors can be achieved; ensuring overall transportation cost of an article is lower. This can apply to freight loaded in our Container Freight Stations (CFS) and also for supervised factory loads, where necessary.
During peak season, consolidation planning allows space and equipment to be secured in advance, avoiding delays and bottlenecks in the supply chain. Automated cargo-hand reporting can be used to prioritize and optimize container loading based on destination requirements. Container manifest can be transmitted automatically as soon as product is confirmed on board, enabling pre-planning of container de-consolidation and receiving.
In addition to single origin consolidations, INTIME FREIGHT can offer MCC opportunities whereby smaller orders from various origins are combined in a designated hub into full container loads.
The Store and Call-Off programme provides product storage Off-Shore and enables management Call-Off once goods are required at destination. It offers the following benefits:
The store and call-off module include reporting on stock receipts, weekly confirmation of stock on-hand, date code recording and reporting, and compliance with the principles of FIFO (First-In, First-Out)
As the storage programme is supported by INTIME FREIGHT Login, it can be rolled-out quickly and easily to most warehouses and CFS facilities globally, including small facilities used for special promotions or events.
Many of INTIME FREIGHT existing customers are taking advantage of logistics solutions at origin by asking the company to perform certain value-added services, including:
In China, the nature of our processing hubs means we are able to open cartons from different vendors and consolidate individual items in to new carton for store-ready delivery. Services include:
Our comprehensive Pick-and-Pack capabilities include a full range of On-Site equipment including scanners, barcode printers and a computer system, to perform barcode scanning and label printing. These scanning systems ensure that the correct quantities of the right product are put into cartons for direct-to-store delivery
In addition, through receipt of EDI, we can control order call-off down to store level, and can create tailor made outer carton labels as requested by client.
Carton ID Information can be transmitted via EDI into INTIME FREIGHT Login. Vendors and manufactures can access this to download and print the label data at the factory site.
The vendor can also transmit the packing list electronically for integration with data in INTIME FREIGHT Login. The system will validate the incoming packing list information against the existing profile. The packing list can be printed and/or sent as a PDF image via email and/or extracted to an excel spread sheet
Integrated packing and carton ID solutions enable seamless integration and a single source of data and validation against order details. Customers can have the packing list data converted into an EDI message that can be transmitted to their ERP System. This visibility on upcoming inventory levels enables informed product replenishment decisions, while the use of EDI eliminates any need for manual entry, further improving productivity
A seamless solution also ensures that the vendor generates a packing list that confirms to the order planning dates, quantities and tolerance levels, or previously authorized details.
As a global shipping organization, INTIME FREIGHT has firmly established relationships with most global carriers in all geographies. Based on our experience, we have clear working guidelines governing how we book, manage and deliver equipment and goods at all locations
Our Freight Management Service was established to enable clients with their own shipping line carrier contracts to benefit from Company’s advanced sea freight experience, management and coordination. The service offers a central infrastructure for communication and information exchange with carriers and other relevant service providers, such as truckers and customs brokers
Regardless of whether shipments move via direct carrier contract, or through INTIME FREIGHT’s own NVOCC Service, everything can be managed in one seamless programme. Combined with INTIME FREIGHT Login Shipment, we offer a centralized shipping management concept covering carrier allocation management, shipment visibility and monitoring, along with EDI data and performance reporting
Carrier performance scorecards can measure transit times, and ensure that they are within agreed compliance levels. These reports are applicable under our Freight Management Service
So air freight is too expensive for your imports, but sea freight is too slow? INTIME FREIGHT has the answer. If you are finding your air freight rates too high for long-haul shipments, but need faster transport than sea freight, consider a blend of the two.
Sea-Air traffic combines the economy of the sea with the speed of the air to give you a cost-effective solution. This fusion of transport modes enables you to send goods from continent to continent. So if your goods are cost-sensitive and not absolutely urgent, consider the combined benefits of Sea-Air traffic from INTIME FREIGHT. It could be the perfect answer. This combination allows:
If your goods sit on a dock awaiting customs clearance for a day, your “speed to market” advantage can be squandered. Incomplete or wrong customs documentation can cause considerable delays in transportation, reducing supply chain and delivery reliability. To minimize your customs issues, INTIME FREIGHT provides:
INTIME FREIGHT can optimally manage the flow of goods and information from suppliers into manufacturing through an automated replenishment process. Our manufacturing support solutions include:
Designing and managing fulfillment operations using sophisticated systems, INTIME FREIGHT minimizes labour costs and maximizes visibility to inventory and Order Status. Services are provided in a variable-cost, multi-client company warehouse, where you pay only for the space and services used, or a dedicated warehouse, where facility size, design and systems are driven by your unique needs. Our warehouse solutions for High-Tech companies include:
INTIME FREIGHT operates a Multi-Mode, non-asset based transportation management service for inbound and outbound shipments. Experienced transportation professional assure optimization of modes and routes, and select the right carriers. Our services include:
INTIME FREIGHT provides support for the Post-Installation requirements of our customers, including critical spare parts replenishment programs that minimize costly downtime. Our Aftermarket management segment, delivers two comprehensive solutions:
CSL business solution supports field engineers with mission-critical spare parts within shortest response times from order to delivery by incorporating real-time inventory and order visibility tools and a network of regional and forward stocking locations for the strategic positioning of inventories across the globe.
CSL Services Include:
Our Reverse Logistics Services Include:
INTIME FREIGHT also manages Companies Commercial Returns, Repair, Recycling and E-Waste (WEEE) flows through configurable returns Order Management System and a Customized Collection Network. Reverse Logistics Services Include Web-Enabled process and full end-to-end visibility. All processes are audited to ensure high standards of service and the necessary compliance.
The solutions of INTIME FREIGHT Integrated Logistics offer across both the professional and consumer markets a high quality, bespoken service for all aspects of the high-tech industry. We understand the specific demands of the sector and have the knowledge and experience to deliver industry leading solutions.
All our Integrated Logistics Solutions are customer specific, individually designed and implemented to meet precise requirements. That said, our global IT and process standards, located in shared environments, enables leveraging on cost and best practices across a range of sectors that include:
Within the high-tech industry, our solutions provide innovative supply chain management services to meet challenges globally:
With our ever-broadening expertise we have the strategies to help you reduce costs and increase production and distribution efficiency.