Outsourcing a company's logistics functions — operational and service requirements from warehousing, fulfilment and inventory management, to components distribution & assembly — is becoming increasingly de rigeur in OEM manufacturing.
Providing a holistic consultancy and service provider offering
The advantages of using a supply chain provider specialist for OEM manufacturing is conclusive.
Acorn have comprehensive expertise in managing supplier relationships, sourcing and delivering high quality materials while providing the optimal mix for 3PL tender management. We have extensive experience realising cost savings and efficiencies, consolidating supplier and procurement networks, and attaining better production processes and storage solutions. Acorn are able to provide a service which goes beyond theoretical consultancy and 'on paper' logistics function transformation to one where real world savings, with prudent, practical and realistic changes can be implemented.
The two biggest factors in not achieving a successful 3PL outsourcing project:
1: Correct data.
The more accurate and meaningful the data to inform change, the better 3PL solutions can be designed.
2: Knowledge meeting theory.
Theoretical consultancy advice without reference to practical knowledge of application on the shop floor, assembly line, and real life.