Nordic retailer relies on Agility to handle rapidly expanding international trade
A widely recognized lifestyle and do-it-yourself retailer in Nordic countries has a rapidly expanding international trade. It regularly moves sizeable volumes of merchandise into northern Europe from China and other points of origin, and it also has significant import via road from European suppliers. The company selected a range of Agility’s supply chain offerings to manage these demands. Agility implemented order and exception management controls to enhance visibility into inventory. As a result, the retailer saw distribution and cost management improvements from shipment and order due date controls, equipment optimization, and direct-to-store or direct-to-distribution center bypasses. Beyond those improvements, a factory-to-distribution center network capability boosts deliveries and scheduling. Agility also consolidates shipments from multiple buyers or vendors and provides cross-docking for goods at point of origin and destination.