Buyer’s Consolidation is where a warehouse is used to collect various orders from multiple manufacturers for a single buyer. The goods are stored for a very short amount of time and then loaded into containers / air handling units for export.
AI Logistics currently runs many buyers’ consol programs for our overseas customers handling a wide range of commodities.
Saving cost solution for Buyer's Consolidation:
Origin storage costs can be lower than destination high storage costs to get benefit from JIT
Destination cost (both sorting and delivery cost) can be much reduced.
Customs declarations (and other related costs) are reduced as the number of shipments are reduced due to consolidation usage.
Increased the cash flow which can be found as reduced order quantities can be sought rather than the old scenario of at least a full container being ordered.
Faster response to market like small order parcel can be made and hence long manufacturing times are no longer dictating the supply chain.
Reduction of inventory at destination distribution center
Reduced risk of product damage due to decreased handling processing within the whole supply chain
Reduced transport cost due to more "direct" supply chain solution - also thereby reducing carbon footprint
Product can be customized to suit specific destination requirements - e.g. retailers
Increased speed from supply to shop floor, reduced cycle times and improved the safety stocks can benefit the customer cash flow
Regional Distribution Centre (RDC)
As Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) is the warehouse scenario for regional distribution for your products. Goods manufactured either locally or from overseas are stored in the RDC and delivered to countries around the region
Inventory transparency can be obtained through our WMS allowing overseas companies to "sell" within the region without the need for a local office and staff
One stop services allow seamless transition from the warehouse, to our freight forwarding team ensuring timely arrival across the region whether parcel size, piece count or full containers
We have several kinds of VAS (Value added services) warehousing services to be available to support our customer business process
Products are closer to the customer and manufacturer thereby reducing delivery upon order confirmation
Reduced freight costs compared to previous orders being fulfilled from EU and or other RDC locations
Increased speed to market, in many cases sea freight from Hong Kong can compete in time with deferred airfreight from EU and US
Closer location to manfacturer makes the RDC a good location for QC and possible even RMA
No need for local office and staff - online visibility system can provide real time information
Multiple Country / City Consolidation
Multi Country (for city), Consoildation (MCC) from various origins is possible. thus enabling lower shipping costs and timely delivery of goods in full container loads or a full batch groupage to final destination. Using our various locations in China and employing inter-province trucking and coastal shipping we can consolidate multiple China origins within one location for on-forwarding globally, or in conjunction with an RDC
Using our BLP locations we can consolidae import cargo just as easily as we consolidate cargo for export. Combine this with location distribution and multiple customers can be served to their door thus reducing the need for multiple LCL shipments
Reverse Logistics process
Reverse Logistics is the model that accommodates items that have entered the "market" being returned, disposed or repaired as per the condition received, commodity type and the usage of expiry date, etc.
Instead of setting up your own reverse logistics facility in Asia,AI Logistics can provide a workforce and warehouse for your successful re-use and recycliing programs or for products to re-entry to the market
We are specialized into the Freight Forwarding, Project Cargo, Supply Chain Solution, Warehousing and Distribution, Ecommerce Logistics, Retail Logistics, Trucking services and Buyer's consolidation. Our Headquarters is in Shenzhen, we have expanded our branch offices in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, sharing resources and supporting each other to cater for the needs of our current customers or potential clients and allowing our customer to be more competitive.
Today, what the AI Logistics offers is more than just diversified scope of services, our network is beyond geographical boundary. We have strong bonds with trustworthy logistics partners around the world.
To provide the shipping quotation, Please advise:
1) Cargo information such as weight, volume etcs.
2) Pick up address or Port of loading.
3) Trading terms and shipping services.