Consumer Durable goods has overall three categories:
- White Goods
Air-conditioners, electrical / electronic kitchen appliances, refrigerators, washing machines, speakers and audio equipment, televisions etc.
- Brown Goods / Kitchen Appliances
Microwave ovens, mixers, grinders, cooking range, iron, electric fans, chimneys etc.
- Consumer Electronics
Televisions, mobile phones, MP3 players, DVD players etc.
CONSUMER DURABLES SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
A durable good or a hard good or consumer durable is a good that does not quickly wear out, or more specifically, one that yields utility over time rather than being completely consumed in one use. Highly durable goods such as refrigerators or washing machines usually continue to be useful for five or more years of use, so durable goods are typically characterized by long periods between successive purchases.
Below are few challenges in Indian consumer durables industry:
- Increasing demand, inventory levels management
- Seasonality of the demand for stick planning
- Geographic distribution pattern based on demand
- Sourcing of components, sub-assemblies and final product factory location
- Packaging of the goods
- After sales
- Rise of online sales platform
- Reach to rural and remote locations
- Strategic Warehousing, interim storage locations
We at Ash Logistics has decade of experience in managing such challenging supply chain for consumer durables industry and we offer below services in this domain:
- Consumer durables 3PL / 4PL
- Consumer durables Warehousing
- Consumer durables In-plant Logistics
- Consumer durables Transportation
- Consumer durables Export-Import (EXIM)
CONSUMER DURABLES 3PL / STEEL 4PL
Ash Logistics has vast experience in managing such a complex Consumer durables supply chains as 3PL / 4PL. Our competitive services mainly warehousing, transportation and EXIM offers stable consumer durables supply chain management with experienced professional staff and advanced technology backbone.
CONSUMER DURABLES WAREHOUSING
Challenges of complex consumer durables supply chain such as high volumes, low contribution margins, extensive distribution and high inventory turnover introduces solution of interim storage & distribution. Decision of warehousing and distribution planning is very important to sustain profitability, maintain and grow market share in competitive market.
Ash Logistics offers:
- Selection of warehouse location based on distribution plan and complete Consumer durables SCM consulting including design of warehouse facility, setting operational SOPs, suggestion w.r.t. improvements in current warehousing operations etc.
- Automated authentication & traceability of consumer durables goods for accurate FIFO management.
- Warehouse binning locations planning to optimise space utilisation.
- Advance and fully / semi-automatic material handling equipment to save labour cost like – ASRS(Automatic Storage & Retrieval System), AGV(Auto Guided Vehicles), Reach Truck, Forklifts, HPT(Hand Pallet Trucks), semi-automatic conveyors for packing, printing and dispatches. We offer these equipment on hire-purchase or on monthly rent basis to reduce capital investment and maintenance cost (including specialised trained staff cost) of our customers.
- Full/partial automation in binning, packaging and loading/unloading to reduce material handling time and cost.
- Effective Warehouse Management System (WMS) for demand planning, inventory optimisation and distribution planning.
- Immediate WMS information flow to upstream & downstream for quick decision making in fluctuating demand market.
- Advanced analytics to support world class consumer durables warehousing operations.
- 5S implementation along with Kaizen.
- 3PL/4PL services to manage customer's entire warehouse activities.
- Strong operational review mechanism & reporting to control all activities related to warehousing.
- Design & installation of optimised racks system on rental basis
CONSUMER DURABLES IN-PLANT LOGISTICS
In-plant logistics covers movements of goods within the manufacturing/processing plant. Movements includes raw materials movement from receipt to intermediate storage, components and sub-assemblies - either to or from stocking points or line-sides, for turning into finished goods, as well as bringing finished products out to the factory gate or intermediate storage for dispatch outside factory. In-plant Logistics also covers intra-unit movement for goods (raw/semi-finished/finished).
Ash Logistics has proven partner for many leading consumer durables companies’ in-plant logistics. We offer below services in In-plant logistics management:
- Raw material / semi-finished goods / components inward movement including unloading of material from vehicle, inspection
- Movement of semi-finished goods / components / sub-assemblies on line
- Movement of finished goods to dispatch location
- Labour management require for in-plant management
- Returnable assets management like pallets, bins, fixtures for movements, trays, trollies, tote bins etc.
- Consultancy in design of layout (SLP – Systematics Layout Planning) for material movement, storage and handling equipment and IT support to design and development of in-plant logistics system
- Binning of goods received at receipt
- Issue of raw material / semi-finished goods for further processing on lines (line feeding)
- Yard management
- Movement of empty bins / pallets from line to feeling location either to raw material storage or previous stage of manufacturing or processing or outside factory.
- Dispatch management – invoicing, loading
- Material handling equipment on hire-purchase or on monthly rent basis to reduce capital investment and maintenance cost (including specialised trained staff cost) of our customers.
- Washing / cleaning of bins, storage equipment etc.
CONSUMER DURABLES - TRANSPORTATION
Scalability and the capacity to meet high demand at right time are essential in a transportation partner for the Consumer durables industry. Ash Logistics offers services that help improve efficiency all along the supply chain. As a 3PL partner with decades of experience, we have aligned our operations around transportation vertical to provide seamless services to the Consumer durables industry. Whether you need temperature-controlled or FTL transportation, we as a transportation partner to help with returns or recalls, or demo kitting for retailers, we offer a wide array of value added services in Consumer Durables Transportation viz:
- Supported by own and hired fleet as per your need
- Specialized in movement of large quantum of cargo or freight as per Law
- We provide local and regional shipments as well nationwide shipments services
- Delivering consistent value to our existing all customers, we are trustworthy, reliable and leading service provider in this domain
- Assistance to decide type of carrier by our expert transport team
- Tracking of your consignments 24 by 7 through our Transport Management System (GPS / SIM)
- Extensive IT Network support for your FTL transportation including online billing, payment, PODs and other data backup for a year
- Reverse Logistics
- We also provide FTL service from India to Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and vice-e-versa
- We are one of the leading logistics companies in India serving FTL services to national and multi-national Consumer Durable companies across India
- 24 by 7 Online /offline order placement using Centralised Transport Desk (CTD)
- Online LR (Lorry Receipt) generation through our Centralised Transport Desk (CTD)Transport Management System (TMS)
- Visibility and reports for each movement of the shipment
- Definite transit schedule towards just in time delivery
- Opportunity to transport high value goods securely with our safe services
CONSUMER DURABLES - EXPORT IMPORT (EXIM)
Consumer Durables Export Import includes International transportation of Consumer Durables, including raw materials, processed Consumer durables into finished products. We are ready to answer Consumer durables EXIM SCM challenge with our vast network of international contacts and expert knowledge of the international freight forwarding. Our core services in Consumer Durables EXIM includes:
AIR FREIGHT - IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
- Import Cargo Handling
- Export Cargo Handling
- Import and Export Cargo Consolidation
SEA FREIGHT - IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
- Full Container Load (FCL)
- Less than Container Load (LCL)
- Buyer Consolidation
- Direct & Transhipment service options
- Port to Port Services
- Break Bulk
We provide the following services:
- Guidance for Duty Benefits as per notifications.
- Customs documentation
- Examination of shipments.
- Customs Duty Payments.
- Customs clearance at all major CFS, Ports across India
- Carting/ receiving goods