Supply Chain Management
Arvato is a leading player in the UK and European supply chain industry, with solutions that span full BPO, order-to-cash and direct-to-consumer services.
We understand how critical supply chains are to business success, delivering not just the product but the brand promise and much more besides. We also recognise that compliance with industry standards and delivering a consistent service is essential. All this while controlling costs and providing greater visibility and transparency.
From manufacturer to distributor, retailer to consumer, we apply bespoke, intelligent solutions that swiftly integrate our people, processes and services with our clients’ existing supply systems. We maintain close client relationships and are committed to a programme of continuous improvement to maintain delivery of benefit and payback.
Achieving improved, reliable service delivery at a reduced cost
Every business wants improved performance at reduced costs. We have built up best practice across multiple sectors with unique requirements, including technology, retail, consumer products and healthcare sectors. Our regular reporting makes savings highly visible and allows for constant improvement in costs and performance.
From seasonal peak periods, to worldwide launches, we adapt flexibly and rapidly to changing demands in volumes. The technologies in our distribution centres incorporate paperless functionalities, such as pick-by-voice, and full scanning and testing capabilities help us to guarantee a consistently fast and accurate service.
We use best practice to review existing customer supply chains and make expert recommendations on efficiency savings and process improvements, covering key factors such as location, capacity, inventory management, distribution, transport and systems. We build in flexibility from the outset to cope with our clients’ evolving needs and future changes in demand.
- Quality assurance
- Warehousing and inventory management
- Order management
- Product kitting and bundlingT
- Transport management
- Returns handling
- Order to cash
Streamline process to create efficiencies and reduce costs
Clients benefit from improved services through the implementation of integrated systems and processes across inventory management, fulfilment, distribution and returns.
Provide the flexibility to manage changes in demand
Our shared user facilities and technology provide the flexibility and agility needed to effectively manage peaks and troughs in demand.
Our warehouse and transport management solutions simplify processes whilst providing high levels of inventory accuracy and bespoke reporting.
Extended working hours, an extra 40% of flexible warehousing space, additional support of freight management, and support from Bosch, enabled our team to deal with hugely volatile demand – with truck requirements fluctuating from single figures to 70 within 24 hours.
There is a positive cultural fit between Arvato and Bosch. Both companies have a customer-oriented business philosophy, an ownership structure that enables long-term, sustainable planning and an entrepreneurial spirit that drives innovation and improvement.Nick Wilson, Logistics Director for Bosch in the UK
Through our shared user warehousing and distribution sites, we provide all the benefits of shared services to create economies of scale and improve service levels and reduce logistics costs. In collaboration with clients, we streamline inventory management, procurement and distribution processes. We cater for organisations demanding high security and high quality assurance through our shared user warehouse.
Our centrally located sites are perfect for national carriers, allowing clients to offer next day, door-to-door deliveries with late cut-off times.
We provide fulfilment and distribution services from our centrally located distribution centres across a broad range of sectors, including healthcare, technology, telecommunications and consumer goods.
By offering clients access to our standardised systems, processes and contemporary technologies we provide economies of scale which help to drive down distribution costs. As a carrier- neutral operator, we are able to independently select and manage carriers or transport methods to meet our client’s unique needs.
Today’s reverse logistics operations are more than just receiving returned products and crediting returns. Our solutions aim to maximise stock value, whether that’s returning items to the sales cycle at full price or offering alternative recommerce solutions.
By analysing returned products, we can identify trends that enable manufacturers to improve product design and information provided for consumers.
Value Added Services
Through our supply chain management solution, we focus on adding value to assist clients to create efficiency across their supply chains. For all sectors, we provide:
- Postponement and customisation
- Product kitting and bundling
- Vendor Managed Inventory
By integrating these solutions into proven infrastructure at our distribution centres, we reduce supply chain complexity and enable our clients to offer an improved service to their customers.
A significant module of our e-Commerce solution is the integrated marketplace fulfilment service with which we connect you to the world's leading B2C online marketplaces.
Profit from a single system integration to scale your business across multiple marketplaces and use Arvato’s worldwide network of local fulfilment sites to offer your customers the delivery speed and quality they deserve.