Noatum Logistics Singapore created a supplier inventory hub in the free zone at the Singapore Changi Airport. This allowed vendors to stage goods close to the fabrication facility, and let the customer postpone payment of import fees until the goods were pulled for production. With warehouse space now available, vendors could ramp up production, and the customer could shift the transportation mode for large cargo from parcel and airfreight to less costly ocean freight.
In studying the customer’s supplier base, Noatum Logistics discovered multiple vendors were located within a 20-mile radius within the U.S. Noatum Logistics developed a pickup schedule and route, generating a more consistent product flow for vendors, better cash flow for our customer, and lower inland transportation costs. This also allowed Noatum Logistics to consolidate airfreight cargo for better rates and establish a set shipping schedule.
Noatum Logistics adapted its purchase order management system and processes for the customer. This adaptation improved the customer’s visibility and control over shipments, while maintaining compliance with Bureau of Commerce strict export controls on certain components.