Future European Logistics Strategy

Retailer of Sports Clothing & Equipment

Background & Brief

This company, a leading retailer and wholesaler of Sports Clothing and Equipment was owned by a Private Equity company who had acquired a similar business in Europe and the combined business had changed significantly in many aspects including
  • Major growth of E-Commerce sales
  • Expanding European business
  • The implications of Brexit SCALA were engaged to review the logistics strategy covering UK and Europe including the arrangements and future with the key 3PLs
  • Project Approach

  • Gain understanding of current business
  • Understanding current supply chain strategies, IT systems and logistic network capabilities
  • Detailed analysis of current business profile and related KPIs and Logistics costs
  • Evaluating 5 year future business profile and understanding logistics implications and constraints of current arrangements
  • Customs & Duty cost assessment particularly related to the continuing implementation of Brexit rules
  • Visiting current 3PLs and identifying improvement opportunities
  • Benefits & Results

    SCALA established the supply chain strategy that needed to be implemented including UK and Europe, optimising UK 3PL arrangements including committing to one major partner including additional investment and the introduction of Bonded warehousing. The recommendations provided the company with the capability to continue to grow in the future, minimised the risk of change and provided overall cost.
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