Off-shore hub warehousing to drive global efficiency
Described as “the new logic to shipping merchandise” by leading industry media, the practice of creating export distribution centres (EDC) is eliminating unnecessary steps in the supply chain and extracting more efficiencies in several areas.
Off-shore or intermediate hub warehousing allows the consolidation of goods from a number of suppliers before commencing long-distance transportation, by sea or air, to the country of final destination. It is a service offered more and more by global logistics companies, in order to provide a seamless, end-to-end supply chain service to their usually multi-national clients.
The creation of export distribution centres eliminates unnecessary steps in the supply chain and result in cost-savings from the fine-tuning of the warehouse and distribution process.
In keeping with the theme of the Smart 2009 Conference, Maersk Logistics will be discussing the drivers behind off-shore hub warehousing and why it makes dollars and sense in an industry hounded by shrinking margins.
Rhyan Stephens, Maersk Logistics Australia managing director, will explain and share his company’s expertise on the advantages of off-shore hub warehousing and how it extracts efficiencies from the supply chain. This can help advance the warehousing and distribution processes of Australia’s businesses if they consider this best-in-class supply chain solution.
Smart 2009 Conference will take place at Sydney’s Darling Harbour on 10-11 June. Click here for more information and to register.