Seiko outsources logistics to Yusen

logisticsmanager | April 27, 2018

Seiko outsources logistics to Yusen
Seiko has chosen to outsource its entire UK warehousing operation and has chosen to partner with Yusen Logistics. This is Seiko’s first outsourced logistics contract and the decision comes after a strategic choice to improve cost efficiencies. Seiko UK managing director Kinya Iwami explained that the company was looking for a logistics partner that understands its market and that Yusen offers Seiko the “high levels of expertise with outstanding quality and attention to detail, with a commitment to demonstrable continuous improvement that allows us to further focus on our core business.” Yusen is to manage the Maidenhead site, taking over all inbound, storage, picking and value-added activities. Yusen and Seiko worked together to re-engineer the supply chain strategy. This includes the implementation of a new Warehouse Management System that will enable both retail and e-commerce deliveries to be processed, providing UK customers with an improved level of service.

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