What Is Contract Logistics?
Contract logistics involves outsourcing your resource management, handling many aspects of your business including designing facilities, warehousing, transportation, designing and planning supply chains and even collecting payments and managing inventory.
It can offer a significant saving to many businesses, not just on payroll costs but also in terms of day-to-day running costs as a proactive and well-connected contract logistics partner will be able to command discounted rates and use shared facilities to further bring down costs.
International contract logistics means we operate a deep-sea contract tank container fleet for our customers. This contract fleet allows us to lease tanks for longer periods that we can operate round trip transports with, or operate our customers’ own tanks on a dedicated basis.
The Suttons International Approach
Your outsourced contract logistics partner can make or break your business. A great one will save you money, offer you the flexibility to respond quickly to market fluctuations and safeguard your reputation which is exactly what we do.
Leasing tanks is a solution for our international contract customers as it means we can meet specific product requirements that may require specialised tanks, ensure capacity is met, and follow our stringent cleaning requirements.
We also understand the need for trust, transparency and clear communications, especially as we’re being trusted with sales, inventory, and other sensitive information.
Our contract logistics teams are highly skilled, proactive and extremely experienced and will be on hand whenever you need us.
We understand that every client is different, which is why our expert account management teams follow an approach that allows us to offer bespoke solutions in a way that meets your individual needs.
Firstly, we research, by evaluating the market and key trends. Then we seek to really get under the skin of your business, understanding everything from the ground up so we can determine your exact needs.
Once we have all that information, we create a bespoke proposal that will solve all the issues identified.
Of course, businesses are ever-changing so we’ll stay on top of the research and consistently review, measure, propose, and implement changes where needed.
It’s this final part that means we provide our customers with fantastic service and remain as competitive as possible. You’ll also receive regular review meetings, key milestone timelines, joint implementation steering teams and cost optimisation analysis.
For most of the supply chain partnerships we are involved with, there are five primary objectives:
Reduce the costs to our client
Simplify the process to remove any unnecessary complexities
Use our experience to provide added value
Reduce risks by enhanced management
Challenge the total cost of ownership and deliver operational efficiencies
Our Key Account Team is made up of time-served business managers and support staff. In addition to this, our team is able to call upon the experience of close colleagues who have knowledge and expertise in a wide range of specialised areas including commercial, logistics, technical and operations.
Suttons International works with customers across the world, providing them with a single point of contact and an expert approach to logistics. We have an experienced team of dedicated key account managers, supported by operations teams across the globe, who utilise our tried and tested methods combined with an innovative approach.
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