Industry Solutions for Container Maximisation
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The client/problem: Maximising the storage capabilities
Solution summary: We addressed the issue of maximising the storage capabilities of containers and reducing the cost impact of ineffective stock holding. The client was receiving multiple container loads of mixed product, a process that was conceptually based on minimising the financial risk of the container being damaged or lost at sea.More
Consolidating containers and mixed product inventories
We provided the client with information on the extraneous costs of multiple deliveries and the mismanagement of mixed product, and assessed the specific management requirements of the inventory. We determined that the underuse of containers was greatly impacting the client’s revenue. We implemented more efficient processes of container cartage and stuffing/destuffing, reducing the client’s expenditure by limiting the number of containers required. We developed a more effective inventory management system tailored to the specific requirements of the mixed product inventory, accommodating both fast and slow moving goods.
We worked with the client to historically assess the circumstances of all their delivery incidents over a 3 year period, to determine where and how they were resolved, and what impact they had on the client. Using our industry expertise, and collaborating with the client, we systematically appraised their previous risk management system, and determined that the cost of mismanaging the storage and distribution of the inventory far outweighed the risk of damage or loss to the containers. We were able to implement a more efficient risk management process that supported the consolidation of the inventory, and made the best use of the available container space.
Maximising container usage
Because of the range of minimal products in the client’s inventory, a unique solution was required to maximise their container usage. We worked with the client to customise an inventory management system that involved a mix of products, systematically arranging them by volume and packaged weight, in order to make the best use of container space without compromising the efficiency of picking and packing. This enabled the client to reduce the number of containers required, and the substantial costs associated with the transport and management of numerous containers, and to maximise the efficiency of their dispatch processes through effective inventory management.
The implementation of our specific solutions to container maximisation was a success. Our new arrangement led to a reduction in the cost of unpacking, with no impact on the service provision to the client’s customers. We customised our management services to the specific needs of the client, understanding that the cost impact of underusing the available volume of containers can be reduced and eliminated with improvements to inventory management. Our ability to manage inventories comprising a diverse range of goods, with flexible and innovative management systems, also allowed us to streamline the client’s distribution services and eliminate the wastage of resources.