Elanders, a global print, packaging and supply chain management specialist, has converted 25,000 sq ft of additional space at its Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) site to support customers in the light of all the current global supply chain challenges.
The logistics site, on New York Business Park, now has capacity for an additional 1,250 pallets to support its existing fulfilment services and capability.
The proactive investment meets Elanders’ current and new clients’ needs that range from being a modern facility, through to effective operational design, secure storage, separate caged areas and security access control.
These services will help businesses who are experiencing storage and fulfilment challenges, which will have been exacerbated by the recent global supply chain issues. Elanders in the UK has ‘Excise warehouse’ status to support alcohol supply chain services and a ‘Bonded’ supply chain operational solution where utilising this capability will negate any double duty and UK tax payments for goods that are shipped to the UK from outside the EU and later sold to EU customers.
The additional space has been designed to work with small- to medium-sized businesses who operate in both the B2B and B2C markets. In all cases, the focus is on bespoke solution design and operational engagement that is focused upon the final customer needs.
Kevin Rogers, Managing Director for Elanders in the UK, said: “Supply chain solutions are under immense pressure today. The business situation has highlighted that many supply chain solutions are not that agile or flexible to mitigate significant challenge and disruption. New solutions and structural designs are now actually needed to meet a changed customer demand requirement. What Elanders has today is the flexible solution that can support both B2B and B2C activities – creating more localised responsive and personal supply chain solutions in a global economy.”
Elanders’ supply chain solutions support customers who also require add-on services to support their operational needs, such as order management and value adding services in addition to the core warehousing and logistics needs – including the reverse logistics of customer product returns.