Powerful Supply Chains
In the last two decades, supply chain management (SCM) has greatly evolved as a result of tremendous progress in the areas of IT, infrastructure, communication and logistics. In many cases, SCM is becoming increasingly important in the field of management and, at the same time, plays a key role in the smooth and responsible customer experience that today’s consumers expect. A study shows that companies with an optimized production and distribution network can increase their gross margin by 6–10 percent.[i]
However, the efficient management of supply chain processes that meet the needs of the modern business environment is quite a challenge. New technologies and channels have to be integrated seamlessly in existing structures. Also, complex processes need to be designed efficiently and aligned with a wide range of products and markets. Speed and accuracy have top priority here. At the same time, increasingly strict regulations require companies to be able to track their products at any point around the world.
Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is more than just a traditional logistic service provider. We support you in the digital transformation and help companies develop lean, IT-driven solutions that will promote their business in the coming years. As a comprehensive order-to-cash service provider, we not only provide traditional logistic services such as order picking, packaging and transport management; we also provide solutions in the field of order management, including front-end development, customer support, returns management and payment. On the basis of our integrated IT structures, data and processes can be managed centrally, thereby boosting business activities. Through the use of innovative analysis tools, Arvato can create forecast models, estimate demand and return volumes, and gain comprehensive insights about customers.
We develop efficient solutions for each customer based on individual requirements, and we create added value for our customers with the help of our profound industry expertise. Through our global network of warehouses and distribution centers, our customers achieve savings and can quickly expand into new markets.
[i]Bain & Company, “Turn your supply chain into a competitive weapon.”Available at https://www.bain.com/insights/turn-your-supply-chain-into-a-competitive-weapon/. Accessed December 2018.