What are lean logistics? What should I look for in a 3PL supplier?
Lean logistics is a management philosophy that focuses on maximizing value while minimizing waste in the supply chain. The goal of lean logistics is to create a more efficient and streamlined supply chain by reducing unnecessary costs, improving quality, and increasing responsiveness to customer demand.
When looking for a 3PL (third-party logistics) supplier to implement lean logistics, there are several factors to consider. Here are some key things to look for:
- Experience and Expertise: Look for a 3PL provider like CBF that has experience and expertise in lean logistics. They should be able to provide case studies and success stories that demonstrate their ability to implement lean principles in the supply chain. We have been looking after logistics for our clients since 1986.
Technology Capabilities: The right technology can play a critical role in implementing lean logistics. Look for a 3PL provider that has advanced technology capabilities, such as real-time tracking and analytics, to help optimise the supply chain and reduce waste. One login from us and you have live inventory, free API connections, communication directly to our warehouse teams and tracking information to help you and your clients with their orders.
- Flexibility and Scalability: The ideal 3PL provider should be able to adapt to your changing needs and scale up or down as required. They should be able to provide customized solutions to meet your specific needs and goals. We are all over it. Each client is different and everyday is a school day.
- Network and Reach: A 3PL provider with a wide network and reach can offer more options and opportunities for optimising the supply chain. Look for a provider that has a strong presence in your industry and can leverage its network to your advantage. Strong Social channels and presence means we know people to fix most problems, as well as help/support for all marketing, pushes.
- Customer Service: Finally, look for a 3PL provider that offers excellent customer service. They should be responsive, reliable, and easy to work with. A strong customer service focus is critical for building a successful partnership and implementing lean logistics effectively.
All our client's packaging requirements are taken into consideration for all products and order sizes. Our suppliers tender for our packaging supply, we consider their environmental accreditations as well as their pricing and service levels.
Our focus for all e-commerce and wholesale orders is to pack items in the leanest way possible minimising waste where necessary and reducing costs for shipping as well as the positive impact on your customer not receiving abnormally large amounts of packing materials.
Talk to us about how we can implement lean logistics into your workflow.
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All E-commerce clients have access to our FREE Software Integrations with your shopping carts.
- Online Stock Controls
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- & it's free to you.
In the last month we have processed the following:
Testimonial: alya skin. - Cosmetics & Beauty
"We assigned CBF Fulfilment as our third party logistics company for UK orders 2 years ago.
They have been nothing short of amazing to work with, they are extremely quick to despatch orders and have a team that are always so willing to help when needed.
As an ecommerce business owner that has worked with multiple 3PL companies and can safely say that CBF Fulfilment has been the best we have ever worked with in all the years."
Testimonial: Climbingvan - Books and Publication
"We run Climbingvan, a resource for helping people with self-build van conversions. Last year we wrote our book, The Van Conversion Bible, which explains exactly how to convert a campervan.
As we live full-time in our own van and work remotely from the road, it's not possible for us to manage our own fulfilment. CBF help us to get our book into the hands of our customers all across the country, as well as fulfilling our wholesale orders to larger suppliers. We appreciate their flexibility and the bespoke service they are able to offer us. The world of ecommerce was new to us, and the team at CBF have been really helpful in making everything possible for us, and are always friendly and quick to respond."
Charlie & Dale
Testimonial: Lola + Blake - Clothing & Accessories
"I’ve been really pleased with the service I have received from CBF. Each business is unique, and mine certainly has a lot of personalisation options and additions that customers request. CBF worked to implement these and find solutions to ensure that my brand remained as personal as when I individually wrapped and sent each order myself from my dining room table! Recent reviews from customers have remained positive with special mentions to the quality of the luxury gift wrap and the nice touch of personal notes."
Lola + Blake
Testimonial: Bodyhero - Health and Fitness
"CBF have been great in facilitating all aspects of our direct to consumer and business to business order fulfilment as our chosen 3PL company.
The team are always really helpful and resolve any questions or issues in a timely fashion."
Testimonial: Hyde & Hare - Luxury Cowhide Accessories
"CBF has been brilliant from start to finish in managing our fulfilment and distribution. What stands out is their ability to take initiative when processing orders and their support has been fundamental to our growth."
Hyde & Hare
Testimonial: Dodo Pad - Books & Publication
"Moving to CBF has enabled us to improve our service to our own eCommerce customers – next day delivery and orders always despatched on time with full tracking – as well as navigate increasingly complex international shipping.
We are a small business with a peak at Christmas. CBF has given us the flexibility we needed, which was not possible when we were managing fulfilment in house."
Testimonial: Lateral Line / Artemi Rum - Spirits Alcohol
"CBF has enabled us to establish our E-commerce platform initially through sales through Amazon. The service was very easy to set up, streamlined and efficient. Whenever any queries arise, they are very quickly dealt with by the CBF staff. We are very pleased to be working with CBF."
Testimonial: iNKSHIP. - Posters & Prints
"CBF have handled my orders for almost five years now, which single-handedly allowed me to grow from a bedroom business to a scale I could never have handled myself. I’m really grateful to the hard-working warehouse team who always fulfil my orders to a very high standard, and never seem to miss a beat."
CBF Fulfilment's online tools can integrate with your eCommerce sales channels and online marketplaces.
Single or multi-channel order processing? We can integrate your current workflow into our system and adapt to find the best fulfilment solution to help expand and grow your eCommerce business. Shopify to WooCommerce, Amazon to Etsy, We can process them all.
Our Client Services team are here to help advise and guide you to the next level.
It is possible to outsource your 3PL and Order Processing fulfilment to a business that cares about your stock as much as you do.
Talk to our team today to see how we can help get you great feedback on every order!
Keeping it simple and efficient.
We guarantee a same day dispatch of your goods.
Securely and efficiently in our heated Warehouse
Our warehouse is our own, We have a large space able to securely store pallets from only £2.00 per week, boxes and goods on pick pack bays ready for your customers to order. Come and see us.
Contract Packing or Order Fulfilment. We are ready!
Daily order processing from £0.50 per order or contract packing projects, we work with them all. Receiving orders from all sales channels we can pick/pack and dispatch the same day of order regardless of volumes.
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Any size of consignment, anywhere in the world.
Our teams work with all packing suppliers as well as the National Couriers, Royal Mail and Pallet Networks all day every day. Talk to them about how to ship your orders securely and efficiently.
We are all about the best reviews
for you and our processes.
Your brand and online presence will not grow if your fulfilment partner lets you down with poorly packed and mispicked items. We are all hunting for the 5-star review and together we actively work on providing the processes and tracking to keep you and your customers informed.
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