Finding cost-saving opportunities

Procurement improvement is one of the biggest challenges (and opportunities) facing multi-divisional retailers doing business in the Asia and Indian subcontinent.

Better upstream supply chain management is now targeted as a predominant contributor to better business performance.

But, alongside room for improvement comes the opportunity for great rewards.

As larger retailers, already established in buying through agents in their home countries or overseas, move to the next phase of business, the need to keep close to what’s going on is essential.

For a retailer to achieve the savings sought from establishing their own sourcing operation, it’s generally understood that better long-term product planning is needed. But keeping close to ongoing development issues like tracking vendor selection and production management can still separate success from failure.

Having the right systems in place that provide this visibility is a prerequisite.

Process Mapping & Network Modelling

We use state of the art technology to map out our customers’ business processes through comprehensive diagrams to visually represent the workflow. This allows us to be more dynamic and agile to model your business processes to be future-fit and ensure continuous improvements within the process life-cycles.

Business Intelligence

Visualisation Tools
We believe in equipping our customers to make quick and effective decisions for the benefit to their business. Our business intelligence tool is fully customisable to fit our customers’ needs. We provide historic analytics as well as proactive insights in the form of a control tower to allow for strategic decision making. Our business intelligence tool processes data from multiple platforms and presents the data as visualisations which are easy to interpret.

Up Stream Quality Control Processes

We facilitate upstream quality control within the Allport Cargo Services consolidation centres. We align with your business framework of quality management to ensure improved output, reduced downstream costs and complications, and save time. We partner with our customers to ensure all their quality control needs and requirements are met.

Container and Carton Space Optimisation

We strive to ensure that every inch of the containers and cartons are being utilised to maximum capacity, thus reducing costs and wasted space and promoting sustainability. We have a range of programs we implement with our customers and their suppliers to drive these initiatives, as well as monitor and report on these consistently.

Port Rationalisation

We optimise your supply chain by ensuring maximum volumes through the most cost-effective ports and limiting smaller volumes through smaller and outlying ports. Our network engages directly with all stakeholders to ensure success. Our customers’ end benefits include reduced costs, maximised utilisation and improved supply chain efficiencies.

Pick & Pack

Our world-class origin and destination facilities have pick & pack functionality that ensures store-ready order processing and allows for faster turnaround time at destination. Our team of experts use a high level of coordination and attention to detail with the best pick & pack strategies to ensure our customers’ orders are fulfilled.

Our customers say it best

You’d be amazed how many ‘disconnects’ there are in how people do business with Asia.

Even those who should know better and have been around for ages still don’t really know what’s going on with their products

Jack Schumacher
Ex CEO WalMart, Keynote Address, Woolworths Australia

We partnered with ACS because they ticked all our boxes.

They had the best pricing, expertise in logistics and their product offering was second to none.

As a valued business partner, ACS is professional. The team is customer centric and always willing to improve.

Sylvia Opperman
Shipping Manager, Cape Union Mart

Our partnership with ACS started because of their retail shipping experience, global footprint and technology.

They have grown with us by offering solution-driven insights and a consistent professional service. Their market intelligence allowed us to make agile on-the-ground decisions during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Miriam Patel
Head of Shipping, TFG

Allport Cargo Services stepped in and assisted us when we weren’t happy with our previous shipping agent.

Recommended by one of our directors, it was the best decision we could have made for our business. Their service has been impeccable. We are always kept informed regularly and they are proactive to avert any possible delays.

Juan Visser
Director, Arya May

We wanted to partner with an industry leader for all our clearing and forwarding requirements, we got that and more!

It’s been an amazing partnership – one of depth, growth, value creation, and technological progression! ACS helped us navigate the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stacy-Leigh Baatjies
Shipping Manager, Mr Price

Allport Cargo Services’ track record speaks for itself, and we are so glad we have been on this journey with them.

It has been 5 years and they have developed and adapted with us. ACS was able to mitigate the risk to our supply chain by getting our stock out on time.

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