What Is Global Logistics Management?
Also known as supply chain management, it might seem like a simple concept: A system that you use to produce products and distribute them to your customers. However, it’s rarely that straightforward, especially when you add in hazardous bulk chemicals and worldwide distribution.
Upstream and downstream logistical planning is, in fact, one of the most important disciplines in business and one that was shaken to its foundations when the global pandemic hit back in 2020.
Our specialist teams, located across the globe, are highly skilled and experienced in the field and are dedicated to providing superior customer service while implementing tried and trusted cost-saving measures to help your business run more efficiently.
The Suttons International Approach
When the activities of a company’s supply chain are brought together into a single vision, supply chain management drives competitive advantage by executing faster, reducing friction through all internal and external points, thus bringing more transparency throughout the process to deliver a product or service that is beyond expectations of the end customer.
Suttons International is equipped with the knowledge, skills, systems, and physical assets to optimise your supply chain. We understand the dynamics and the challenges that come with it, from fluctuations in demand to changes in product sourcing.
Suttons International adopts an approach that optimises the supply chain to reduce waste and achieve a best 'cost to serve' model. We take responsibility for key aspects of the supply chain including the movement and storage of raw materials and finished goods.
To manage and optimise your supply chain, we utilise a dedicated systems control platform. This platform handles all aspects of the supply chain through our highly qualified team of engineers and logistics experts operating leading-edge systems for management information, control and customer service.
This system driven optimisation provides clear visibility across your sector, your supply chain and your suppliers.
Regulations and Compliance
More and more businesses are doing business internationally, and with that comes the increased complexity of international trade regulations. Falling foul of these rules can be expensive and will tarnish your reputation.
Legislation is also subject to substantial and frequent changes and, depending on how many countries or trading blocs you need to pass through or engage with, can be risky and extremely complicated.
Understanding how the freight flows, where the cargo is at any one time, identifying choke points and implementing robust backup plans all with honest, transparent communications is therefore extremely important.
For all of these reasons, international logistics can be seen as too much of an expense or risk, however, it can be lucrative both in terms of revenue and also savings to your business.
We employ the best people across the globe who have all the knowledge needed to make your supply chain work for you, keeping on top of the ever-changing industry so you don’t need to.