Showcase 5: UK supply chain?
DFDS Wijchen provides contract logistics services for various English subsidiaries of Dutch companies. These clients previously had their own warehouses located in the UK but closed them to cut costs, leaving only the sales department in place. DFDS Wijchen provides a total package of logistics services in the UK from its own warehouse in Corby, located strategically in the Midlands.
We manage all the logistics processes from our base in Corby with the help of direct interface links between the IT systems of our clients and our own state-of-the-art warehouse management systems. The client is able to monitor all movements of goods via our web portal.
The complete package
Facilitated by these state-of-the-art technologies, DFDS Wijchen is able to provide a complete package of services including order picking, packaging, and delivery via parcel carriers. For large chains such as B&Q, Homebase, and John Lewis, our dedicated team of English colleagues even builds shop displays for our clients.
Exclusive garden furniture
Another specialised activity carried out for the English branch of a Dutch client is taking care of logistics for exclusive garden furniture. Before the start of the season, tens of containers arrive from the production facility in Indonesia. These seasonal logistics processes demand a great deal of flexibility and expertise.
Not your standard kind of work
During the season, we provide tailor-made delivery services to garden centres, private individuals, and other clients throughout Great Britain. These kinds of clients are a good fit with DFDS Wijchen. Due to the non-standard dimensions, this kind of work requires a great deal of flexibility and always presents a challenge when it comes to storing, picking, and delivering the products as efficiently as possible.