International Logistics – Global Consolidation Programs

May 12, 2016News

Could you benefit from our global supplier consolidation programs? Can your import or export containers be better utilized? Do you have a diverse supplier base that has geographic synergies, but acts autonomously? Do you struggle with overseas vendor compliance on release schedules, lot sizes, shipping dates, packaging inefficiencies, paperwork or customs issues? Do your suppliers’ lot sizes or packaging designs force overflow shipments and underutilized containers? Do you have “less than container load” shipments in your supply chain?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have immediate and ongoing opportunities to reduce spending, improve transit times and gain efficiencies within your supply chain. This is where global consolidation programs are beneficial.

Global consolidation helps ease the challenges of the international supply chain. As businesses and manufacturing organizations look to bring products to and from international markets, efficiently using containers, having a diverse supplier base, vendor compliance, and managing customs becomes exceedingly important. Managing spending, reliability, and security are imperative for the success of the global supply chain.

By offering key deliverables and benefits, ocean transit times and shipping costs can be reduced from 10 to 30 percent. Optimization focuses on supply chain spend rather than price, delivers continuous savings for organizations and promotes building synergies and reliable relationships with overseas suppliers and freight organizations. Using consolidations with key deliverables and benefits allows for organizations to only pay for the space their freight uses and receive the maximum utilization of containers, thus reducing the total number of containers in their annual supply chain.

Operations expertise allows for the creation of strategic partnerships, to help make global consolidation possible. It is through operations expertise that organizations, such as ourselves, can manage over 1,000 suppliers across the globe, manage tactical shipment execution, effectively handle international documentation and customs brokerage, and use leading technology to track, document, and create efficiency in the supply chain.

Account management and solution development is a program that allows for volume analysis and consolidation recommendations to be implemented in the supply chain. Thanks to big data and technology, there is visibility through weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting as well as the ability to use online portals to track orders. In using evidence based data, organizations can learn how to optimize their consolidation process and place their trust in a company who is dedicated to effectively and efficiently meeting their needs.

At TOC Logistics, we have international logistics roots. As an organization, our scope and footprint is worldwide with operation centers and strategic alliances that span the globe. Whether your challenges consist of managing a disparate global supplier base or simply needing to spend less, TOC Logistics delivers clarity and simplicity across all aspects of global supply chain management. We offer considerable flexibility when matching solutions to our clients’ specific business needs. Companies of all sizes seek TOC Logistics for our expertise in the area of global supply chain management. Our personal and hands-on approach makes us your premier choice for solving challenges and producing results. Contact us today to learn more about our global consolidation services.


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