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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2010/02/04 - With its DIY-Logistics industry solution, the company will be presenting its extended services for the DIY and garden center segment under the title “supply pipeline”.
Dachser DIY-Logistics’ supply pipeline is synonymous with Dachser’s global logistics solutions for the building and DIY sector. Along the entire goods supply chain – from supplier to point of sale – Dachser offers IT-assisted logistics solutions from a single source. Customers have the possibility to individually combine procurement, distribution, warehousing, value-added services and merchandising modules in line with their requirements. “The close integration of all logistics sub-disciplines enables suppliers and retailers to customize their goods flow management with us while ensuring optimum quality,” says Ralf Meistes, division head of Dachser DIY-Logistics.
Dachser’s local DIY specialists are familiar with retailers’ requirements in the respective markets. Goods are delivered to the approx. 18,000 outlets throughout Europe in the desired rhythm, supported by Dachser’s many years of experience in the provision of merchandising and value-added services. Merchandising includes goods shelving or sales promotion and seasonal placements, as well as special tasks such as store checks, product mix analyses or shelf surveying. Thanks to Dachser’s merchandising service, not only are goods delivered straight to the outlets, but goods shelving is reduced on average from 4.5 days to a single day, ensuring all products are on retailers’ shelves gap-free at all times. Professional returns management completes the portfolio.
Consolidated goods flows
Nowadays, more than one third of all DIY products are manufactured in Asia or the US. Goods from overseas undergo quality checks and are transported to Europe with the help of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. They are distributed via the Dachser European Logistics full-coverage pan-European overland transport network.
In order to assure sustainability, Dachser (dachser.com) pursues clear goals at many levels and across all corporate divisions. This ranges from continuous supply chain optimization, through to individual industry solutions. With multi-user warehouses, as well as source and target region consolidation, double-deck loading, setting up hubs, cross docking and tour optimization economy and ecology go hand in hand. “The goal is always to achieve the highest possible capacity utilization of our transport units, which has a decisive impact on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: we achieve this through the intelligent management of the supply pipeline,” Meistes says.
At this year’s International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, you can meet Dachser from 02/28 to 03/03/2010 at stand no. 17 Aisle A Boulevard.
In 2008, the internationally operating logistics provider generated total revenue of EUR 3.6 billion. 18,175 staff working in 305 profit centres worldwide handled 43.3 million consignments weighing a total of 29.1 million tonnes.