Working with a UK based supplier of promotional gifts, SPI were invited to review the traffic flows from six major suppliers in China. We ascertained whether a consolidation service by air from Hong Kong could be a better option than each supplier sending the freight direct to the UK, both in terms of cost and service.
Delivering on our promises
Firstly we talked to all staff involved, especially those who handled the day to day issues. We set up conference calls and visits and concluded that a twice weekly air consolidation would work. A 3 month trial was agreed and targets set to reduce the cost per Kilo by 40%. We set up detailed communication lines regarding the significant waypoints and also ensured we had full details of tariff numbers to enable expedient clearance. We then shipped the goods from China as per the cut off days and pre-booked flight times.
Review of the new service
The results of the trial not only offered savings but more on top:
This is just one example of how SPI can assist your company in complex global logistics solutions. We would very much like to assist you in any projects that you may have, hopefully to provide cost efficient alternatives.
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