Logistics Services to Asda
We offer complete logistics services for suppliers to Asda in the UK. Our integrated supply chain offers Manufacturers, Distributors, Importers and Exporters the ability to either ship direct or allow us to handle the process.
Our UK RDC’s (Regional Distribution Centre) allow shipping via major UK ports such as Felixstowe, London Gateway & Tilbury for direct delivery of containers to our Cambridgeshire facility.
Providing flexibility of Points of entry for shipping containers in addition to both direct trailer deliveries from the EU or within the UK provides the reassurance of warehousing, palletisation and distribution services even during peak times.
Shipping in from Australasian and African countries via southern ports and from both North and South America via Liverpool not only allows our customers the benefit of choice, but speeds up the entire Logistics process.
The receipt of trailers from both Mainland Europe and the UK, allows our customers and suppliers to Asda to deliver in full loads of ambient product, allowing us to provide consolidation services to each Asda RDC.
As an importer you will be fully aware of the impact of container / trailer delays caused by bad weather, production issues, non-shipment etc. and how this affects last mile deliveries.
Container issues where shipment via Transit Ports can often cause the biggest issues due to the volume of cargo pitted against the availability of feeder vessels
Trailer delays will often involve issues at Calais / Dover where Port issues, Congestion etc. bring the supply chain to a halt. Additional Import checks will further exacerbate these issues and result in additional costs which cannot be passed on.
UK Manufacturers / Distributors
Lack of storage capacity, late receipt of raw materials or packaging issues are common complaints that can cause issues and delays for Manufacturers and Distributors to Asda UK.
Waiting for Asda to sign off outer packaging can cause knock on delays where the product is ready but cannot be despatched. This can cause frustration and delay and can impact on the receipt of other goods into the warehouse due to lack of storage space.
When examples of the above happen there is often a requirement to collect or deliver part loads on a full trailer as stock is despatched to order rather than planned consolidation, which results in increased costs to the Manufacturer / Distributor.
SCS Service Offerings to Reduce delays and Costs
Having the ability to offer two National Distribution Centres in the UK for suppliers to Asda gives us competitive and economic advantages.
Warrington & Cambridge
BRC Approved Warehousing & Distribution Service Details:
- Warrington is located 45 minutes from the Port of Liverpool
- Cambridgeshire site is located within 1.1/2 hours from London Gateway, Felixstowe & Tilbury
- Drop & Swap Containers / Trailers
- Loading / Offloading Bays
- Palletisation, Shrink-wrap & Reworking
- Pallet Inversion
- Pick & Pack
- Labelling / Bar Coding of Stock
- Economic UK collections of full / part loads from Manufacturer / Distributor
- Economic Consolidation for multiple suppliers to Asda UK
- Delivery to each Asda UK RDC’s 4-5 times per week
- Receipt of Rejected Goods for Direct Container /Trailer deliveries from outside the UK
- Restacking and Disposal of Rejected Stock
- Re-delivery and booking in of Rejected stock to Asda RDC’s
- All Pod’s received with invoice by end of the following week
- Payment in GBP or Euros
- 30 Day End of Month Credit Terms
Precis of Service Advantages for Suppliers to Asda UK
We provide warehousing and distribution services from two locations in the UK all within 1.1/2 hours of four major UK Container Ports. The Port of Dover lies just over 2 hours from the Cambridgeshire Facility.
Providing our customers with the option to ship Directly to either of our UK National Distribution Centres or the option of SCS collecting on trailer from point of Manufacture / Despatch on a back haul basis is economically sound.
Peak Time Periods in the UK Calendar or High Volume Asda Specials over very tight time deadlines can often cause disruption, delays and additional expense. We work with you to plan your expectations and come up with solutions to reduce risk. It is only by understanding your problems that we can look to mitigate and reduce the stress involved in the efficient and timely process of supplying Asda in the UK.
We can provide all the wrap around Logistics services you require such as Shipping, Customs Clearance, Payment of Duties etc. these services can also be worked in as part of the overall plan to provide seamless logistics services to Asda within the UK.
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