LG Harris selected Noatum Logistics as their preferred freight forwarder. Through our budding partnership, we quickly developed a joint strategy to improve their inbound supply chain. A key driver for their selecting Noatum Logistics was the company’s capabilities and expertise in the retail sector, both critical for the growth of the LG Harris business. Regaining control of inbound logistics, transportation and inventory was extremely important. Implementing solutions around visibility would reduce port demurrage cost and improve stock management in to the DC. Reverting to FOB (free on board) terms would allow Noatum Logistics to provide purchase order and vendor management at LG Harris sourcing locations around the world.
The Noatum Logistics International Supply Chain team was soon to engineer solutions to counter the challenges LG Harris faced. Through close data analysis and quantification, terms of sale were changed to FOB across 90 percent of the supply base. Noatum Logistics deployed PowerVIEW, a Web-based purchase order management system, to provide enhanced visibility to detailed shipment information. With part-number level data, inbound planners could locate inventory throughout the supply chain.
Due to the annual container volumes, Noatum Logistics was able to leverage its carrier relationships to provide fixed-rate stability, enabling LG Harris to understand and get a stronger grip on their costs. Through joint understanding of the customer’s purchasing systems, Noatum Logistics was able to capture important purchase order data, effectively manage LG Harris suppliers, and building a robust and detailed KPI analysis for pre-arranged monthly business review meetings. Managed through strong account management, the LG Harris team quickly understood the value creation Noatum Logistics brought to the partnership.