A guide to IFC’s value-added services
International or offshore logistics refers to managing the movement of goods within the supply chain across international borders via sea, air, or road transport methods. IFC are specialists in providing integrated supply chain solutions covering global logistics. The full range of value-added services available ensures goods are processed and delivered on time in the most cost-efficient manner. With partners across the globe, IFC offers innovative supply chain solutions that add value.
Read our guide to help identify which services may be of most benefit to the needs of your business.
- Vendor Management Inventory
Vendor Management Inventory, also known as a continuous replenishment program, refers to the process by which IFC takes on the responsibility of inventory management decisions by considering lead times, demand forecasting, and requires safety stocks. This process can help assist in making more intelligent transportation and logistics decisions.
- Kitting and assembly packaging
IFC can assist in kitting, which consolidates products from multiple suppliers to save time and avoid double handling. Likewise, assembly packaging, or the construction of boxes, bags, and hampers, is also available to take the pressure off the client.
- Multi-country consolidation
The team at IFC understands that businesses often source products from a variety of locations across the globe. To save time, IFC can implement cost-effective processes by which these products are sorted and organised at a central location before shipping directly to the store, buyer, or storage facility in Australia.
- Supplier logistics
Supplier logistics refers to the process of monitoring how international partners such as production facilities pack and ship products before they reach IFC. Taking into consideration these processes is essential to ensure that optimal quality is achieved throughout the entire journey. IFC can investigate what packaging and modes of transport are available and what risks may be posed, such as environmental or human error.
- Pallet on display assembly
For retailers that utilise pallets on the shop floor, IFC can ensure that products are prepared and packed with customer access in mind. What’s more, our team can customise this assembly for specific displays such as end-of-aisle or point-of-purchase for ultimate convenience.
- Sourcing services/sampling procurement
IFC can assist businesses in searching for an overseas manufacturing facility to ensure that the highest quality products are procured for the lowest cost. The team at IFC can discuss requirements relating to location, sustainability, and production times to find the best match first try.
- GOH processing
IFC can help implement a garment on hanger process, which refers to shipping pre-sorted clothing items on the hanger to avoid double handling within the retail environment.
Contact the team to learn more about how IFC can simplify your individual international logistics processes.BACK TO NEWS