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Logistics drives growth

Digital transformation is also making inroads to the home and garden industry, changing both consumption patterns and purchasing behavior. Customers and goods come together both in brick-and-mortar stores and on online platforms. Those who want to grow have to commit to cross-channel strategies. The team from DACHSER DIY-Logistics will explain the new logistics concepts that go hand in hand with such strategies at booth D001 in Hall 6.1 at the spoga+gafa 2017 tradeshow.
DACHSER DIY-Logistics at spoga+gafa 2017

“There are a few new approaches to take when working with retail,” explains Ralf Meistes, Department Head DACHSER DIY-Logistics. “For instance, small-batch micro-logistics with electric vans in city centers or convenient services like two-man handling for deliveries to the customer’s front door. Digitalizing production and distribution systems makes this possible through transparency and self-regulation as well as through scanning in all processes.”

But digitalization also has its limits. More specifically, at the very point where the logistics service is physically rendered. For goods to be delivered as requested and without damage, the operational side must be top-notch. For global supply chains, DACHSER therefore combines air and sea freight, European overland truck transports, as well as warehousing and value-added services into flexible, integrated overall solutions. A network of 428 locations, each working directly, provides these services. Deeply integrated transport and warehouse managing systems that have been developed in-house ensure an unimpeded flow of data and transparent tracking and tracing.

“With our DIY supply pipeline, we always keep the goods moving between the DIY manufacturers overseas and the home and garden stores in Europe,” explains Meistes.“By striking the right balance between standardization and flexibility, we can intelligently implement cross-channel logistics and innovative approaches from city distribution throughout the entire network.”

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