Based on many years of experience with leading retailers and lifestyle brands, Direct to Store uses powerful IT platforms to combine a number of Damco’s key capabilities. At origin, our vendor management programme ensures that your vendors deliver according to plan. At a consolidation warehouse close to the vendors, Damco sorts your cargo based on purchase order, store and delivery date. Creating store-ready packages at origin, with the appropriate bar codes, labels, price tags and packaging, eliminates the need to re-handle the cargo at destination.
We assemble all items into container loads or airfreight shipments and arrange transportation to destination, either using your carriers of choice or a carrier contracted by us. At destination the cargo is deconsolidated and checked in a Damco deconsolidation facility. After that, it can be delivered directly to your customer’s DC or store, held for later delivery, or transported to your DC.
Benefits of this program include:
Create seasonal launch shipments improving the efficiency of merchandising efforts
No need to handle goods at destination warehouses reducing handling costs and space requirements
Relieve pressure during seasonal peaks
End to End visibility of product within the supply-chain
Tracking on in-store date
Reducing supply-chain costs
Reduce carbon footprint through transport reduction
For more information on Damco’s Direct to Store programme, please download our brochure or contact your local office.
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