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Dachser offers DIY solution

[ August 25, 2020   //   ]

Freight forwarder Dachser is offering a range of tailored eLogistics services to changes in the supply chain in the DIY sector.

It provides access to all relevant data concerning customer shipments, and has a direct connection with Dachser’s transport and warehouse management systems.

Crucially in circumstances where online sales demands are immediate and fluctuating, there is the ability to track in-depth process sequences both in transit and in the warehouse when necessary. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and enforced lockdown has changed consumer buying behaviour dramatically and has accelerated the trend towards online shopping and e-commerce in the DIY segment, says Dachser.

DIY suppliers and retailers are having to apply an omnichannel approach to inventory and order processing, using more efficient sourcing, warehouse management, transport and delivery tools, tracking both orders, stock and selecting the best distribution options for each shipment. Furthermore, speed and reliability become even more critical in their supply chain solutions.

Suppliers also experience other challenges such as irregular demand spikes while unpredictable order sizes can make managing distribution difficult.