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Are we going to meet (again)? Visit IDS at trade fairs

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It is possible again! We are able to meet each other. In the last quarter of 2021 we have put 2 great trade fairs on the IDS agenda.

On October 7 we will be at the Supply Chain Innovations day in Antwerp and on November 10 & 11 we will play a home match in Utrecht and we will be at the ICT & Logistiek trade fair in the Jaarbeurs. We missed being able to meet each other and to personally help with all transport questions. Sharing knowledge and inspiring each other, it’s possible again!

 

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October 7 – Supply Chain Innovations – Antwerp Expo – Antwerp

November 10 & 11 – ICT & Logistiek – Jaarbeurs – Utrecht

 

Why now?

 

Due to the pandemic, the trade show world has been quiet for a long time, but the innovations are not standing still. Do you want to ensure that you are quickly up-to-date? Then it is useful to visit a trade fair. You can gather a lot of information about different products, developments and trends in a short time. We would like to keep you informed.

Will you meet us for a cup of coffee? We are looking forward to it!

Do not hesitate to contact us directly at the trade fair. Contact Leon de Koning at : + 31 (0) 6 82 34 56 16, leon.dekoning@idsnl.com or fill in the contact form for more information.


Surprisingly fast transition to outsourcing for DSM Food Specialties

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The transition to outsourced transport management can be complex and challenging at the best of times, but even more so when communication is only possible online – such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to DSM Food Specialties (DFS) – a leading provider of specialty enzymes, probiotics, cultures, sugar reduction and savoury taste solutions to the food and beverage industry. In August 2020, DFS began to implement the IDS Transport Management System, starting first with its distribution activities from the Poortvliet site and later from Leeuwarden too. But how can different operations, each with their own systems and processes, be integrated smoothly? And how quickly can you expect to see results? We talked to Astrid Chevalier, Senior Project Manager Supply Chain at DFS, about the outsourcing transition supported by control tower IDS.

Stronger together

With hundreds of different products and approximately 3,000 customers in 70 countries, DSM Food Specialties has to deal with countless carriers and transport contracts. Astrid Chevalier comments: “Our product portfolio is very diverse, ranging from tiny boxes of freeze-dried bacterial cultures for the cheese industry to bulk trucks carrying thousands of litres of coatings. This huge diversity means that exceptions are common in our transport activities. We were concerned that implementing a control tower could make that complex.

However, we believe that working together with the right partner actually makes you stronger as a company. IDS adds value for us with their combination of supply chain specialists and their use of specific applications to handle various tasks. Outsourcing our transport to IDS helps us to optimize the service we offer and allows our own employees to focus on doing what they’re specialized in.”

“I thought to myself: Within six weeks? I’ll believe it when I see it!”

Surprisingly fast integration 

Astrid continues: “Outsourcing the transport for our external warehouse in 2020 was completed much faster than expected. That was our first project with IDS and it made a very good impression within DFS. Based on our previous experiences of setting up an EDI with a different logistics service provider we assumed that this integration could take some time. However, IDS made the process very transparent and our IT department said that it could be done in two 3-week sprints. I thought to myself: ‘Within six weeks? I’ll believe it when I see it!’. But it turned out to be true.

As a result, we achieved a very short – in fact, almost immediate – return on investment in terms of time savings, service and customer benefits. And the whole thing got done very quickly, efficiently and right first time. That gave us confidence about the integration in Leeuwarden shortly afterwards.”

Arno Spoek, Business Development Manager at IDS, agrees: “At IDS, we were pleased with how the first integration had gone. The collaboration ran smoothly and there was lots of synergy.”

Integration in the coronavirus era

The business integration in Leeuwarden was more of a challenge, not least because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic shortly after the first project started. Astrid: “It was already ambitious to involve our new team in an outsourcing transition at all, but the coronavirus crisis intensified that. Online-only communication is easier said than done, especially when you’re still getting to know each other, the products, the manufacturing processes and the customer agreements. IDS provided stability throughout that situation. We knew everything would be fine once the orders reached IDS.”

“According to our forecasts, shipments from the Netherlands to eastern Germany took four days, but they can actually be done in just two days. That alone was already a huge gain.”

Shorter delivery times, more flexibility and better service at lower costs

“Customers want ever-better service, preferably at the lowest possible cost,” explains Astrid. “To achieve that, it’s important to have visibility of those costs and IDS gives us the necessary transparency. Today, we have a much clearer idea of precisely what our transport activities cost and where we can optimize things. Lead times are very important to our customers – and even more so in the case of frozen products due to the risk of spoilage if they start to thaw.

According to our forecasts, shipments from the Netherlands to eastern Germany took four days, but they can actually be done in just two days. That alone was already a huge gain. We were then able to agree better delivery windows with customers. IDS also provides flexible service in the case of urgent orders. Our customers are very happy about that. We now offer shorter delivery times, more flexibility and better service at lower costs.”

A single point of contact

When asked whether leaving everything to just one company isn’t too risky, Astrid replies: “We actually see advantages in working with a single partner. In the past we worked with different carriers depending on the destination. It makes a big difference now that we don’t have to contact them all individually. And we see opportunities to further expand our partnership with IDS in the future. IDS gives us insight into our flows and performance, and we can use that to optimize our distribution. Our logistics specialists can now focus much more strongly on making further improvements in our supply chain. That will lead to even more satisfied customers.”

Are you keen to find out more about how our services could support your logistics processes? Please contact Arno Spoek at IDS: arno.spoek@idsnl.com or +31 (0) 88 437 4370.

Curious for more client stories? We also posted an interview with Brunschwig about beating the Brexit challenges.


Code red: the new climate report. World leaders ring the alarm!

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“Such a rapid global warming has not occurred in the last two thousand years.” – The temperature is rising faster than expected.  The worldwide temperature will reach the limit of 1.5 degrees increase in about ten years. Years earlier than expected! The cause is the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases by mankind. Here we list a few important conclusions from the new climate report of the IPCC, the climate panel of the United Nations.

Wake-up call: Only 10 years left.

According to the IPCC, the limit of 1.5 degrees global temperature rise will be reached within about ten years. This is ten years earlier than previously calculated. That insight comes from the fact that the estimate of historical warming has been adjusted and because the temperature is rising faster since the previous IPCC report. The report caused a loud wake-up call for busines owners and politicians.

The costs of doing nothing keep rising

The report means code red for humanity ‘’The alarm bells are deafening. This report must sound an urgent alarm for coal and fossil fuels before they destroy our planet,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement. US President Joe Biden also speaks of the urgency ,’’ The signals are indispensable, and the science is undeniable,” he wrote with a small sneer at his predecessor Trump ,, And the costs of passivity continue to rise”. The IPCC report, approved by 195 countries, must be the turning point. To achieve that everyone needs to participate, world leaders now say.

No place is safe

No place in the world is safe from the effects of climate change, especially now that the temperature is only increasing faster. Such a rapid global warming has not occurred in the last two thousand years. This has already caused major changes in the world. This is especially noticeable due to the increasing weather extremes. In Northern- and Southern-Europe the temperatures are heating up fast. At the same time the north is getting wetter and in the south of Europe is going through an extreme drought. Last month there were water floods in Limburg, Belgium, and Germany. Now there are forest fires and record temperatures in the Mediterranean. Not to mention the wildfires that recently swept across Australia and parts of Nord- and South Amerika because of extreme drought.

Radical measures

The report warns that only large-scale and radical measures will allow us to limit the temperature to below 2 degrees. If we don’t do this, the warming will become more and more intense. This means increasingly stronger weather extremes and a stronger sea level rise. In any case, we need to reduce CO₂ and other greenhouse gas emissions even faster if we aim to achieve the Paris target. Then the emissions must be halved by 2030 and by 2050 the emissions must be zero. If we do that, these efforts could have a measurable effect on air quality and the atmosphere within a few years. And in about 20 years we can observe an effect on global temperature as follows.

Frontrunners put sustainability first

Sustainability was already a high priority, but since the arrival of the new report, many large emitters have put sustainability as their number one priority. The new sustainability requirements are far from being met without immediate action. Competitors who are early adapters grab the first spots in the new market. This sustainability competitiveness is essential for major change. Proclaiming that your company will be climate neutral by 2050 is no longer enough. Instead, acting quickly and taking steps is now the most important thing.

Curious about the details of the AR6 Climate Change 2021 report? Read more via the following link:

https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/#FullReport

Would you like to reduce your CO2 emissions? Or do you want to improve the sustainability of your company in another way and save costs at the same time? And are you curious about how IDS can support your sustainability strategy? Please contact Arno Spoek arno.spoek@idsnl.com

Our sustainability strategy is recently awarded with the Ecovadis Silver medal.


IDS is awarded with the EcoVadis silver medal!

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At IDS we are happy and proud to inform you that we have been awarded with Silver for the EcoVadis Sustainability rating.

EcoVadis is considered the world’s biggest platform for rating of business sustainability. The great news is that IDS is in the top 3% of companies rated by EcoVadis in our industry. And even within the top 5% for Labor & Human rights.

 

 

 

Highlights

Overall score

I.D.S.- International Distribution Systems is in the top 3% of all companies rated by EcoVadis in the Transportation Support Activities industry.

Environment

I.D.S.- International Distribution Systems is in the top 33% of all companies rated by EcoVadis in the Transportation Support Activities industry.

Labor & Human rights

I.D.S.- International Distribution Systems is in the top 5% of all companies rated by EcoVadis in the Transportation Support Activities industry.

Ethics

I.D.S.- International Distribution Systems is in the top 37% of all companies rated by EcoVadis in the Transportation Support Activities industry.

 

Do you wish to see our scorecard in more detail? Please contact our Business Development Manager Arno Spoek at arno.spoek@idsnl.com and ask for the scorecard. You will receive a link to the official EcoVadis website including the scorecard.


Transport optimization is not a matter of pennies anymore

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Depending on China

The Ever Given situation made it very clear how much Western Europe is depending on the trade with China. Without these container vessels, we would be out of school agendas, motorcycles, garden furniture, or sex toys completely. And as the world economy is getting back on its feet, the problems are getting more obvious every day. The prices of raw materials are increasing rapidly, causing serious problems in the whole supply chain. As a reaction, more and more companies are considering nearshoring their basic material production, after having outsourced it for decades. Despite higher labor costs and strict environmental requirements, nearshoring means delivery reliability. And after 1,5 years into the pandemic, that advantage is beginning to outweigh the price increases.

Not a matter of pennies

Entrepreneurs that are not able to nearshore their production, are left to transport optimization, as always. And in 2021, that is not a matter of pennies anymore. Per container, costs can rise up to ten thousand euro. So pay attention. IDS helps companies to optimize their transport, whether it be by air, plane, train, or boat. We organize, optimize and consolidate. Transparently, so clients can see for themselves how prices, delivery times, and conditions are affecting the whole supply chain. Companies that can move their production to Europe can rely on IDS as a reliable 4PL  Control Tower partner, for inbound and outbound freight. Whether it is helping you to optimize your transport or relieving the burden completely.

Curious to see whether we can help your company? Please contact Arno Spoek, Business Development Manager at IDS


Logistics sector joins forces against floods in Limburg

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Over the past week Limburg, a southern province of the Netherlands, has suffered devastating floods following a record-breaking amount of rainfall. Multiple security regions are helping the affected areas in Limburg in the battle against the water. Aid is being provided on a national scale too; the specialized Logistics & Support (Logistiek & Ondersteuning or ‘L&O’) task force from the Dutch Institute for Physical Safety (IFV) and the Netherlands Fire Service has provided submersible pumps and sandbags.

Action and reaction

As soon as L&O received the request last week, the logistics task force immediately started making the necessary preparations. The first shipment of 110,000 sandbags and 100 submersible pumps plus generator was dispatched to the fire brigade in northern Maastricht at the end of the same afternoon.

The task force received another aid request from northern Limburg that evening and responded by shipping 20,000 sandbags to three different locations in the region on the same night. This was an impressive demonstration of how specialized logistics can play a very important role in tackling acute safety risks.

The power of working together

As we have seen in the past week, speed is of the essence in crisis situations in order to mobilize help rapidly. It is extremely important to keep the crews replenished and to relieve them, as well as to get the necessary materials and equipment to where they are needed quickly. That calls for smooth-running logistics collaboration. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the response in the case of large-scale and complex incidents like these, it is necessary to work together at national level. That is why IFV and the Netherlands Fire Service set up the nationwide Logistics & Support task force as part of the Large-scale and Specialized Fire Brigade Activities (GBO-SO).

They decided it would be better to coordinate everything centrally at nationwide level than for each of the 25 security regions to do their own thing. This ensures that there is always a clear overview of the availability of materials and resources and that they can be better managed, maintained and deployed. Thanks to the national approach, all the necessary resources and expertise can be provided in the right location at the right time.

Proud and thankful

We are extremely proud to see that these relief efforts are the result of a powerful combination of logistics and collaboration. We want to express our thanks to all the crews that have been – and still are – working so hard in Limburg, Germany and Belgium, and to wish them lots of success in the continuation of their efforts.


Beating Brexit challenges together with Brunschwig Chemie

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It was a major wake up call for the transport sector when The United Kingdom’s decided to exit the European Union. There have been radical changes to how freight is shipped to and from the UK since 31 January 2021. The amount of red tape has increased significantly, and each shipment must be accompanied by detailed paperwork. The smallest mistake or omission can lead to shipments being refused.

We talked to Brunschwig Chemie, a world-leading supplier of specialty/fine chemicals, industrial chemicals and hazardous substances as well as the associated logistics services. Brunschwig imports and distributes a huge assortment of more than 300,000 products from all over the world. In preparation for Brexit, Thijs Boon from Brunschwig Chemie enlisted IDS’s help for the company’s export activities to the UK.

Brunschwig Chemie

Brunschwig started out as a specialist in ultra-fine chemicals. Based in Amsterdam for over 80 years, the company has increasingly strengthened its focus on providing logistics services in response to the growing demand. Brunschwig imports products from as far afield as Canada and distributes them throughout the whole of Europe, including to the UK. The Brunschwig team were so busy handling the growing demand for the company’s logistics services that they didn’t have much time left over to spend on preparing for Brexit.

Why choose a control tower?

Thijs Boon explains: “As a specialized shipper, it’s impossible for us to maintain contact with all kinds of carriers and to approach them for each shipment. In that case, we would need to arrange a different carrier for Spain, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. That’s why we started looking for a way to take care of everything in one go. A control tower turned out to be the best solution for us because it covers all our activities, and we have a single point of contact.

We weighed up all the options carefully to find the most suitable partner for our company. Because we were already working with ADR, that soon led us to IDS. Thanks to its specialization in hazardous goods, IDS was the best fit with our needs. Not every control tower does that. Another big advantage is the convenience that IDS offers us. It’s really reassuring to know who we need to call if we have a problem – and that if we call, everything will be well taken care of.”

“I simply supply the input needed and IDS does the rest.”

And then Brexit reared its head. “IDS was already managing all our shipments to the UK and that was working perfectly. I work closely with Robert from the IDS team and when I was talking to him one day about how Brexit would affect Brunschwig Chemie, he had an idea. He suggested letting IDS handle, evaluate and further improve our activities related to export documentation,” says Thijs.

“IDS subsequently specially trained its employees on drawing up and submitting the export documents properly. We initially tried out the new way of working together with two shipments and everything ran flawlessly. Robert and I are in close contact on a daily basis, so I trust his advice. It’s so easy now. I simply supply the input needed and IDS does the rest. And that’s precisely what I’ve come to expect from them. From the moment that the shipment is picked up here to the moment that it’s delivered to the customer, IDS relieves the burden on us. As soon as a truck is involved, IDS takes care of it for us.”

Anticipating and preparing for Brexit

Thijs continues: “I didn’t foresee all the consequences of Brexit, but thankfully Robert did. In fact, he was very thorough in mailing all the necessary information and step-by-step instructions in the run-up to Brexit to help us to prepare. At the beginning I had more of a wait-and-see attitude, but then Brexit became a reality and suddenly everything had to be arranged, so I turned to Robert for help again.”

Robert: “Brexit was a sizeable challenge for a shipper as specialized as Brunschwig. They’ve been extremely good at what they do for many years, but Brexit was unknown territory for many businesses, so it’s understandable that Brunschwig needed a bit of extra support with the changes. In the run-up to Brexit, I kept in close contact with Brunschwig and advised them on the steps they needed to take to be able to continue to ship goods to the UK after Brexit.”

Developing templates

At Brunschwig, they were extremely happy with that: “Robert figured out the details of everything that was needed. For example, we source a lot of our products from a partner in Canada. We usually only arrive at an invoice format that could later serve as a future template after lots of emails back and forth, not to mention a delay due to the time difference. That was the biggest bottleneck for us.

Luckily, IDS took a problem-solving approach and sent the information and other data through to the customs agent. We kept fine-tuning the invoice until it was approved, and it’s now used as a template for all the invoices we receive from Canada. That’s a huge relief, because the whole Brexit situation was new for everyone, and our Canadian partner was worried about it. Several of our products are REACH-certified. That requires considerable investment beforehand, which increases the risks. I’m really happy that IDS took care of the customs activities.”

The current situation

When asked how things are going now, Thijs Boon responds: “Everything is running tremendously smoothly. Our latest challenge is to bring a shipment back from England and that’s far from easy, apparently. When shipping from the Netherlands we always create an export document, but that’s now our partner’s responsibility. It’s good to know that I can always contact Robert if I have any questions about it.”

 

Are you curious whether our services can offer the solution to your Brexit challenges too?

If so, email Robert Mulders (ids@idsnl.com) or Arno Spoek (arno.spoek@idsnl.com) at IDS or call +31 (0) 88 437 4370.


The first half of 2021: the highlights and apple pies

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It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention: IDS has had a very successful first half of 2021. In fact, we’ve been so busy over the past six months that we haven’t taken the time to reflect on the many highlights. We don’t want to let them pass unnoticed, so here’s a brief round-up.

Together

One thing the coronavirus period has taught us all is the importance of pulling together – and that is exactly how we prefer to work at IDS. Together with colleagues, shippers and carriers, we manage shipments, look for improvements, encourage innovation, have fun in our work and contribute to a sustainable future.

Apple pie

Anyone who knows us will be aware that at our offices in Utrecht we celebrate our successes by eating apple pie – and there have been plenty of reasons to celebrate so far this year.

For example, we have already taken care of 40% more shipments with shippers and carriers than in our wildest expectations. Right in the middle of that growth spurt, another four new colleagues (Eline, Zoe, Tolga and Leon) joined us and were trained up in record time. It’s great that our new colleagues found their feet so quickly, both with IDS and with all the shippers and carriers we work with. This has enabled us to manage even more shipments effectively. And we expect continued growth in the second half of 2021, which is why we are actively looking for more new recruits. If you know of anyone, let us know!

In the meantime, we are also increasingly coming into the office again. Working from home ran very smoothly, but nothing can beat being together in the office.

Happy shippers and carriers

It is important to us that our shippers and carriers are not only satisfied with us, but also feel truly appreciated. To measure this, we’ve started conducting a number of interviews and the feedback so far has been very positive – so thank you! We will publish the results soon, so keep following us on social media.

Digitization and sustainability

Digitization and sustainability are two very important trends for us. For example, in terms of digitization we are very proud of our collaboration with Shippeo (which enables us to take the next step in visibility and predictive ETAs), with Transfollow (which supports our shift towards the e-CMR) and with Qlik (which facilitates the set-up of real-time dashboards together with shippers and carriers so that we all work with a single source of truth).

Sustainability is also well on its way to becoming an integral part of our growth strategy. If you share our passion for ‘greener’ transport, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you

Many thanks to all our shippers and carriers for your trust and cooperation! Despite the many challenges in our field, we have achieved top performance together. These rewarding accomplishments leave us wanting more. So here’s to a great second half of the year!

 

Would you like to know what IDS can do for your company in terms of managing and optimizing your freight transport in Europe? Or would you like to ease the pressure on your supply chain in a different way? For more information, please contact Leon de Koning: leon.dekoning@idsnl.com.


Hot news: Shippeo and IDS collaborate to turn visibility into value

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IDS, The 4PL Logistics Control Tower, and Shippeo, the European market leader in real-time transport visibility, have announced a strategic partnership. By providing insight into which truck is located where for the entire transport chain, waiting times and costs can be reduced. Thanks to the strategic partnership with Shippeo, control tower specialist IDS can not only inform its customers in real-time about where a delivery is, but also accurately predict ETA’s.

With active involvement from our customer DSM, IDS has started to onboard Shippeo’s RTTV platform to further future proof their transportation management solutions for the benefit of their predictive analyses, efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction.

The best in class solution

Leon de Koning: “DSM, for whom we organize the European flow of goods and everything that comes with it, told us that it wanted to inform its customers in real time about the status of deliveries,” says Leon de Koning, managing director at IDS. “Together we went looking for the best solution and soon we came across Shippeo. They serve all of Europe just like us and the track record of this software solution is impressive.”

What are the benefits?

By making use of Shippeo’s RTTV we can provide a dashboard with a track and trace status and a real-time link for the end customer. We help shippers, carriers and end customers gain real-time visibility into goods flows. When it is visible for the entire transport chain which truck is located where, authorization and costs can be reduced. Thanks to the announced partnership with Shippeo, we can provide real-time information about the location of the truck, as well as predicting highly accurate Expected Time of Arrival (ETAs). Which can be shared with all stakeholders of the supply chain. Because the entire transport chain is aware of the status ‘on the spot’, possible problems can be quickly identified and solved.

Leon de Koning: “With the ongoing digital transformation of the transportation landscape, we are already working on ‘what’s next’ using this level of visibility.”

This new visibility boosts operational efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction:

  • Optimization of customer’s planning and required resources, so they can improve productivity at loading and delivery locations.
  • Reduction of calls and emails on ETA status to a minimum, which makes communication far more efficient and less time consuming.
  • Saving of costs and penalties via a better handling of dwell- and wait times, while at the same time reducing the CO2

Connecting data, specialists and technology

We make your supply chain transparent, and we are always looking for progressive and smart solutions with a positive effect on your supply chain and the environment.

“We don’t believe that one party is good at everything,” says De Koning. “Everyone is good at something. The trick is to bring specialists together and smartly integrate knowledge, systems and data, smart, integrated and connected. We all know that stationary trucks cost money. Thanks to the collaboration with Shippeo, we can inform everyone in the chain very accurately. A transportation visibility platform not only helps companies save costs, but also reduces their CO2 footprint.”

What’s next? Be prepared

Leon de Koning: “Now we provide insight into where a truck is located. The next step is the location of the load itself. This is incredibly valuable, especially for LTL customers.” LTL (Less Than Truckload) transport combines loads from multiple companies in one truck. “In this next step, our customers can provide themselves and their end customers with insight into exactly where their goods are located at the pallet level. Our innovation lab is experimenting with this, and we hope to be able to tell more about this after the summer. Big data and predictive analytics, that is ultimately where the market is moving.”

Want to learn more about how IDS can help you create better real-time visibility? Or would you like to talk to our specialists about the IDS Managed Control Tower Solutions? Please contact Leon de Koning: leon.dekoning@idsnl.com.


Need extra support during the holiday period? IDS is here to help.

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It can be difficult enough to keep the transport planning on track in a ‘normal’ summer, but it will be even more challenging this year. Your company is not alone in bracing itself for the upcoming holiday period. What will you do if you suddenly have to ship a complex or oversized consignment while your trusty employees are away on holiday? Who will arrange the transport? What’s the best moment to schedule the shipment? What’s the cheapest option? And what about inbound shipments? This summer, we can temporarily take care of managing your transport orders so that you and your colleagues can enjoy a carefree vacation.

Rising costs and waiting times

After all the upheaval of the past year, employees are in greater need of a break than ever – and many of them don’t care whether they go abroad or stay at home. But everything has changed in the transport sector and the end of the crisis is not yet in sight. That’s why IDS is lending a helping hand this summer. With our support, you can enjoy a carefree vacation without having to worry about your supply chain performance.

The flexibility has all but disappeared in the transport sector over the past year. The pandemic triggered a chain reaction when the lockdowns disrupted production in countries such as China, causing complete supply chains – and especially those that relied on just-in-time deliveries – to grind to a halt. Retail stores were forced to close for extended periods of time, resulting in goods piling up in warehouses and distribution centres. At the same time, e-commerce received a tremendous boost. Today, there is still a drastic shortage of containers, leading to spiralling transport costs and longer lead times – which in some cases have even doubled. All in all, it doesn’t seem like the best time to be taking a holiday, does it?

How can IDS help?

Luckily we’re here to take a weight off your mind by handling your transport orders for you this summer. For example, we can take care of booking the transport with carriers, following up on shipments, and informing your company and your customers about deliveries and any exceptions. We can also handle the financial administration, invoice checking and payments for you – either with our own partners or with your preferred carriers. This will give you chance to recharge your batteries so you can return to work refreshed and reenergized.

Improving delivery reliability

And what about after the summer? It will still be a while until the global transport sector has fully recovered from the pandemic. Perhaps this is a good time to take a closer look at your supply chain from a longer-term perspective. We can help you to identify the vulnerabilities in your supply chain and which measures you could implement to improve your delivery reliability towards customers. And needless to say, we can help you to keep your costs under control.

If you’re keen to find out how we do it, and which concrete benefits we could achieve for your supply chain, feel free to contact our Business Development Manager Arno Spoek: arno.spoek@idsnl.com.