Our Warehousing and Order Fulfilment services provide you with a 'pay as you go' business model, fully supported by SEKO’s logistics management expertise and web-based technology.
Multi-User Logistics Facilities
We can provide shared warehouse solutions in as many as 40 countries worldwide. This means that you can benefit from the economies of scale of our multi-user logistics sites, because you only pay for the space you use from one month to the next. Many of our clients ask us to replicate the processes of an existing facility already run by them in another country as part of their Global expansion strategy. We are experts at managing projects of this type, and such is our reach that we can rapidly provide multi-channel logistics solutions almost anywhere in the world, with careful project management.
SEKO also offers dedicated site solutions on a contract logistics basis. We can provide as much consultation and project management as necessary to ensure your exclusive logistics operation is designed professionally to meet your business requirements, in the right location(s), and operated the way you want. All of this is done within the parameters of your budget and in alignment with your goals, on a win/win supplier/partner basis.
This enables you to reinvest the working capital that would otherwise have been consumed through real estate costs, personnel resources and other costs associated with the burden of running your own operation - so you can concentrate on building your business. SEKO’s contract logistics services include product launches, manufacturing (light assembly) pick and pack, gift wrapping, Ecommerce shipping, order receipt and fulfilment, inventory, replenishment and management of suppliers and clients.
Through our extensive network of over 120 offices in 40 countries, we can provide multi-regional inventory stocking locations - enabling you to offer a local delivery experience and service without the cost infrastructure and burden of your own operation, so that you can concentrate on your international web sales strategy. For instance, many of our clients like us to hold stock for them at satellite facilities in Asia, Europe and the United States. These satellite hubs pull stock from a master location - which can be a SEKO facility or the client’s - and provide cost-effective storage and delivery solution for web and catalogue purchases, to homes and businesses across the world.
We handle everything from standard returns and warranties, right through to FDA medical returns, hazardous materials disposal, asset recovery and more. In short, we make returns management the simplest part of your job.
Global Stock Visibility
Our 24/7 client service centres use our state-of the-art technology suite, MySEKO, to monitor shipments for you. As part of this solution, you can also track and trace your sales orders online in real time, see all of your stock centrally, place sales orders manually if you need to, and provide instructions to relocate product as required. This means total logistics management of your supply chain, orders and fulfilment.
With SEKO MedTec, we have developed a highly specialised solution which is focused exclusively for the medical, technology and retail industries. SEKO MedTec provides dedicated program management for demonstration equipment, finished goods and returns, as well as contract logistics and fulfilment services. Our engineering, transportation and software expertise is backed up by our control towers, knowledgeable staff and dedicated clean rooms and facilities.
When you have demonstration equipment, trade show displays or other reusable, high value parts moving around the world, you still need to manage and measure those assets as if they were stocked inventory sitting in your warehouse. Our Asset Management services give you the ability to track all of your valuable inventory in the field using our mobile WMS or Asset Management technology.
NEW GATEWAY FACILITY TRIPLES SEKO'S FOOTPRINT IN CHICAGO AS IT FORECASTS THREE-FOLD BUSINESS GROWTH IN 2019
SEKO has expanded its global gateway in Chicago, following its acquisition in January of GoodShip International, the Chicago-headquartered customs broker and freight forwarder.
Warehouse Management FAQ's
Warehouse management is the process of efficiently organising, controlling, and overseeing all aspects of a warehouse's operations. It involves the planning, execution, and monitoring of activities related to the storage, movement, and handling of goods within the warehouse facility. The primary goal of warehouse management is to ensure that products are stored and distributed in the most effective and cost-efficient manner, while maintaining accuracy and meeting customer demands.
Key components of warehouse management include:
- Inventory Control
- Order Fulfilment
- Warehouse Layout and Design
- Warehouse Automation
- Quality Control
- Labour Management
- Transportation and Logistics
- Safety and Compliance
Modern warehouse management systems (WMS) play a crucial role in streamlining and automating these processes. They use software and advanced technologies to optimize inventory management, track goods, provide real-time visibility, and enhance overall warehouse efficiency.
The key objectives of warehouse management are designed to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse operations, contributing to the overall success of the supply chain and the business as a whole. These objectives include:
- Optimal Space Utilisation
- Accurate Inventory Management
- Timely Order Fulfilment
- Minimise Errors
- Efficient Material Handling
- Cost Reduction
- High Productivity
- Real-Time Visibility
- Effective Safety Measures
- Continuous Improvement
- Seamless Integration with Supply Chain
- Customer Satisfaction
There are several common warehouse management technologies that help improve efficiency, accuracy, and overall productivity in warehouse operations. These technologies can be integrated into a Warehouse Management System (WMS) or used as standalone solutions. Some of the most common warehouse management technologies include:
- Barcode Scanning
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
- Warehouse Management System (WMS)
- Warehouse Control System (WCS)
- Voice Directed Picking Systems
- Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
- Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light Systems
- Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)
- Warehouse Analytics and Reporting Tools
- Warehouse Robotics
- Cloud-Based Solutions
Improving warehouse efficiency is crucial for optimising operations, reducing costs, and enhancing customer satisfaction. Here are some effective strategies to help you enhance warehouse efficiency:
- Implement a Warehouse Management System (WMS)
- Optimise Warehouse Layout
- Use Technology and Automation
- Implement Slotting Strategies
- Streamline Order Picking
- Provide Training and Cross-Training
- Set Performance Metrics
- Continuous Process Improvement
- Optimise Receiving and Put-Away Processes
- Use Real-Time Data and Analytics
- Promote Safety
- Collaborate with Suppliers and Carriers
- Regular Maintenance
Cross-docking is a logistics and warehouse management practice that involves the direct transfer of goods from an inbound dock (receiving area) to an outbound dock (shipping area) with little to no time spent in storage. The process aims to streamline the movement of goods through the warehouse, minimising handling and storage time, and expediting the flow of products to customers or retail stores.
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