Among manufacturers, logistics concerns itself with matters as basic as plant location, sourcing of raw materials, and standards of customer service.In recent years, changes in the business environment have forced companies both large and small to pay particularly close attention to how this function relates to others.
This location provided his company with a distinct transport cost advantage over its chief competitor. He located his plant near a concentration of grocery chain retail outlets.
This enabled him to sell his bleach under an arrangement in which retailers’ trucks were loaded with his bleach after making their retail deliveries and before returning to their respective distribution centers.
Our distribution network can reach more than 90 percent of the continental United States within two business days.
By consolidating products from multiple manufacturers into a single shipment, you can significantly reduce your operating costs and make your supply chain leaner.
Instead, you can better plan your receiving labor and have fewer invoices to reconcile and pay. Allow NDC to serve as your virtual warehouse with our end-user fulfillment program. Your company will be listed as the shipping company, alleviating any potential customer confusion.
This allows you to sell products not currently stocked in your facility and frees up your cash flow.
He also knew that the market for private-label bleach in New England, where he wanted to be, was dominated by a manufacturer located in New Jersey.
So the entrepreneur decided to found a private-label bleach manufacturing company near Boston.
Having expanded its line to include other food items often purchased in large quantities, this retailer now enjoys one of the highest sales-per-squarefoot ratios of any retailer in the United States and does a volume of sales through its relatively small outlet that many supermarket operators would be pleased to achieve.