Blog: Strong logistics with broad range of value-added services
Improve your European supply chain – focus and outsource
Your outsourced European distribution center can help you with more than just delivering the products to your clients. It can help you improve the efficiency of your European supply chain and extend your customer service. How? By helping you with the custom-tailored solutions your clients require. With its high variety of logistic service providers (LSP) offering ample value-added services (VAS) and -logistics (VAL) The Netherlands can help you with just that.
The Netherlands, centrally located between Europe’s main markets, distinguishes itself with its pan-European focus, specializing in integrated supply chain solutions, offering value-added services and logistics for each European country.
We know how to take care of the extra challenges that arise when selling your products overseas. Whether that is dealing with country-specific product requirements like different keyboards and power plugs in the High-Tech industry; helping you assemble all parts for the end-user in the automotive industry; or support with last-minute adjustments like adding the logo of your client to your product, just before it is sent.
It is not without reason most U.S. and Asian multinationals active in High Tech have their EDC in The Netherlands, including HP, Canon, Tesla, Google, Samsung, Sony and Cisco. But the benefits of value-added logistics are just as significant for SMEs.
VAL and VAS improve your supply chain
Dutch value-added logistics help you minimize stock, while at the same time maximizing the variety of products you can offer to the European market. By storing parts, or sub-assemblies, in the distribution center, you can customize your products after a sales order comes in and assemble the product quickly according to individual customer specifications.
The ample LSP’s in The Netherlands can support you with value added logistics like:
- Assembly, reverse logistics and repair
- Testing, sampling and quality control
- Customization and configuration
- Packing, re-packing and sealing
- Mixing and sieving
- Labelling and coding
- Temperature controlled supply chains
The VAS activities our LSP’s offer, add value to your supply chain when it comes to financing, organization, or marketing. By outsourcing these services to your LSP, you can focus on your core activities.
Examples your Dutch LSP can help you with:
- Inventory management
- Order processing/invoicing
- Fiscal representation
- Customs (import/export)
- Bonded warehousing
- Track and trace
- Control towers
- Customer service
- Online marketplace connectivity
Focus to save time and money
So, while you focus on your core business, your Dutch LSP will take care of the (country-specific) needs of your European customers. Saving you valuable time, space and thus money. Want to create the most effective supply chain and extend your customer service to your European market? The Netherlands is your partner!
Stan de Caluwe
July 19th 2019