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Improved Areas

We support our customers optimize their supply chain actions, advance service and visibility as well as accelerate their shipments.

Supply Chain Reliability

Integrated Logistics can increase predictability throughout the supply chain, cutting costs and making your company a lot more competitive in today’s global economy. Through careful management the aim is to increase the ability of suppliers to deliver goods on time, compliant and within specific delivery windows.

Our integrated logistics solutions include performance management tools that alert and predict out tolerance perimeters. Once assessed, corrections can be put into action to maintain promised commitments. Our tools measure order, transport and carrier performance and provide records to proactively address areas for improvement or change.

We cover:

  • Recognizing and mitigating potential threats, risks and hazards
  • Evaluating and measuring suppliers and service providers
  • Developing, testing, documenting and maintaining business continuity plans
  • Analyzing the potential business impact of supply chain disruptions

Without proper tools, processes and monitoring, customers will increase overheads to address day-to-day performance issues. Selecting even the best of logistics service providers does not address the issues associated with managing performance issues to contractual commitments. Integrated logistics services require proactive monitoring and management with scorecard reports and root analysis to implement change management programs that improve overall performance.

Integrated Logistics can help your company become a lot more responsive and manage the impact of a more rapid delivery capability on your supply chain. Faced with shorter product lifecycles, increased customer expectations, fluctuating inventory levels and changing costs, we can help you shift from efficient to becoming truly responsive. This can be done across a range of functions, but is particularly beneficial when products are fulfilled in Build to Order fulfillment solutions.

Integrated Logistics has developed Time Dependency Monitoring Alerts (TDMA) that monitors the following:

  • Supplier Order Commitment
  • LSP Transit Time to Actual Transit Time
  • Customs Processing Timelines
  • Product Handling, Consolidation, Drayage timelines
  • Inventory Level Monitoring
  • Customer/Sales Order Commitment

Through operational process and continuous improvement programs, integrated logistics solutions initiate optimizations and help build a truly competitive edge

We provide consultative services that optimize existing networks or establish new networks to enable your supply chains to adapt to change quickly and effectively.

Networks can be managed through our Logistics Control Centres (LCC) for high growth regions to facilitate process commonality from one region to another. Risk is reduced and visibility increased. We define flexibility as:

Logistics Flexibility

This is the ability to cost effectively receive and deliver products as a source of supply and customers change (Customer Locations Challenges, globalization, and Postponement).

Supply Flexibility

This is the ability to reconfigure the supply chain, altering the supply of product in line with customer demand.

Organization Flexibility

The ability to align labour force skills to the need of the supply chain to meet customer service/demand requirements

Information Systems Flexibility

The ability to align information system architectures and systems with the changing information needs of the organization as it responds to changing customer demands.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a discrete measurement defining the operational costs associated with order management, material acquisition; inventory carrying, transport, brokerage, warehousing, and information technology costs.

Integrated logistics has measurement tools that monitor and report these costs to support our continuous improvement programs for our customers. We have the ability to apply costs to an order or inventory item to allow customers to understand the true costs at the production level.

We classify monitor and report costs in the following classifications:

  • Inventory carrying costs
  • Transport costs by mode (incl. express shipments)
  • Warehousing and distribution costs by activity
  • Brokerage Costs
  • Claims Costs
  • Management Costs.

Our Continuous improvement programs give you the ability to measure these costs and apply opportunity analysis methodology to introduce new solutions and services that reduce overall supply chain costs.

The monitoring and management of inventory levels can produce large savings in any organization. Raw materials, components and sub-assemblies can have their supply chains optimized to improve inventory turns and enable direct shipment solutions. This is particularly relevant for all Build to Order and Build to Stock Products.

Our solutions provide customers with new management strategies and operating tools to safely reduce inventory. We have introduced programs that stop treating transportation management as a “Silo” that is separate from inventory management supply chain, but is optimized with a view of the inventory and how that is best deployed to its end user.

Some of our inventory management services include:

  • Inventory Visibility for product at-rest and in-motion.
  • Inventory optimization and buffer management. (Dynamic Buffer Calculations based on Demand)
  • Automated replenishment management
  • Vendor managed inventory replenishment solutions
  • Virtual title management.

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