Steel supply chain involves two parts:

  • Upstream Steel Supply Chain – Mining to producing steel.
  • Downstream Steel Supply Chain – Storage of steel processing plants, distribution, and processing to finished products

Products involved in downstream steel supply chain are: coils, bars, pipes, angles, sheets and process steel in the form of semi-finished products.


Ash Logistics is well known name in the Steel Supply Chain Industry (specifically downstream supply chain of steel industry) with proven record of managing complex downstream supply chain for leading domestic and multi-national companies and we are best Steel Downstream Supply Chain Management Company.

Ash Logistics has vast experience in managing downstream steel supply chain. Downstream steel supply chain is characterised by several industry and market factors like:

  • Availability of steel from upstream
  • Government regulations
  • Duties / taxes / charges involved in Export-Import (EXIM)
  • High volume & weight
  • Large yards for storage
  • Heavy steel movement/transportation (in-plant as well as outbound)

These factors leads to challenges in downstream steel supply chains such as yard management, warehousing stacking issues, transportation, material movement etc. We have proved ourselves to be the leading, innovative downstream steel supply chain management company and we have solutions to all these complex supply chain. We offer below services in downstream steel supply chain solutions:

We Offer Below Services in Downstream Steel Supply Chain Management:


Ash Logistics has vast experience in managing such a complex Steel supply chains as 3PL / 4PL. Our competitive services mainly warehousing, transportation and EXIM offers stable downstream steel supply chain management with experienced professional staff and advanced technology backbone.


Challenges of complex downstream steel supply chain such as high volumes, low contribution margins, extensive distribution and high inventory turnover introduces solution of interim storage, yard management & 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 Downstream Steel SCM consulting including design of warehouse facility, setting operational SOPs, suggestion w.r.t. improvements in current warehousing operations etc.
  • Innovative Yard management.
  • Automated authentication & traceability of steel goods for accurate FIFO management.
  • Warehouse stacking 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 steel 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


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 steel processing 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.


Scalability and the capacity to meet high demand at right time are essential in a transportation partner for the downstream steel 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 downstream Steel industry. Whether you need trailers or FTL transportation, we as a transportation partner to help with heavy steel material movement, we offer a wide array of value added services in Steel 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 steel 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


Downstream Steel Supply Chain Export Import includes International transportation of steel products like coils, sheets, bars, rods etc. We are ready to answer Downstream Steel Supply Chain Export Import (EXIM) challenges with our vast network of international contacts and expert knowledge of the international freight forwarding. Our core services in EXIM includes:


  • Import Cargo Handling
  • Export Cargo Handling
  • Import and Export Cargo Consolidation


  • 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

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