SCMO speaks at Rail Logistics Forum


SCMO was speaking about "Reefer transportation on the New Silk Rail" at the RAIL LOGISTICS FORUM 2017 organized by GSCC - GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN COUNCIL in Hong Kong.


UNIROSS called SCMO due to an emergency in summertime. They had discovered that heat was shortening their products' lifespan and needed a temperature controlled logistics platform immediately. We decided to implement an outsourced logistics solution.

While such a project should normally take 3 months, we achieved it over a strict timetable of 1 month time. SCMO delivered its client a state-of-the-art temperature controlled logistics platform, with a long-term valuable partner, and at a cost US$ 300,000 per year lower than the market's benchmark.

Then UNIROSS had its freight volumes traditionally bought by the buying department and decided to give it to the shipping department to handle. As it was not specialized in tendering its 5,000 TEUs FCL & 800 CBM LCL sea freight and 1,000 Tons air freight, the shipping department called SCMO for help.

We chose the best season to invite both the existing subcontractors and other chosen potential partners, specialized in the concerned trades. We led and managed the tender to a strict timetable.

As a result, better quality of service was offered, one of the existing partners remained, while a new partner joined the company as a subcontractor, and SCMO helped the company save US$ 3 million of pure profit in the outsourced tendering process.

UNIROSS was so satisfied with the savings we helped them to generate with international transportation that they asked us to help optimize the costs of their regional European logistics & distribution. We were able to evaluate possible savings thanks to our benchmarking expertise.

We helped the company reorganize its 5 logistics platforms, which resulted in optimized costs savings of EUR 2 million. We also put to tender its 50,000 CBM trucking, which resulted in savings of up to EUR 1 million, and an improved quality of service with some better long term partners.