Running multiple strands of a logistics operation simultaneously, while also offering the best service to clients brings with it unique challenges. Once upon a time businesses needed to juggle multiple systems, multiple carriers, a fleet of vehicles and premises. Now, diamondlogistics leads the field having created a one-stop and bespoke logistics platform that does it all. Built in-house, despatchlab combines classic same day courier, domestics and international express delivery, with online marketplace integration, storage, fulfilment and delivery with national coverage, all in the same place.
Outsourcing – using third party providers to provide essential services or products - is not new. But in this period of great uncertainty and change it is rising as not just an overflow asset but as a long term solution to adding adaptive and flexible resources without investing heavily on in-house resources.
Michael Gove’s announcement of £705m of investment a mere 12 months away from the end of the transitional period for free movement of goods has been heralded as too little too late, says our CEO Kate Lester.
Shared Success © is one of our core values at diamond logistics. With that in mind in these unusual times, we would like to show our support for some of the many clients and suppliers that we work closely with & highly recommend. Today we showcase Frances Cassell and her Guildford-based marketing agency OCTOPUS Solutions.
Kate has been sitting in on a few Cranfield School of Management webinars over the last few weeks to stay at the forefront of business planning advice in such a tumultuous time.
As we continue our diamondlogistics Shared Success © campaign, today we feature one of our Bristol Service Centre clients Lucy And Sam, a London based organic baby & toddler fashion company.
In February diamond began to see the impact of Covid 19 on the supply chain of our fulfilment clients who sourced their products from China. In the early stages they ended up with an initial backlog of sales and consequently some unhappy clients, impatient for delivery. Well, we are the Prime generation, right! Then when lockdown hit in March SO many of them sold out within days or weeks having seen in some cases a 1000% increase in sales overnight. So this missed out on potentially life-changing sales. Luckily many of them have now ordered and have goods back in stock – gym gear, nail products, paddleboards, electronics, alcohol-free drinks – demand is far outstripping supply.
In addition to our Home Service Centres in Guildford & Bournemouth, diamond logistics have a nationwide network of logistic partners who decided to join Team diamond to diversify into the world of Overnight Deliveries, Multi Carrier logistics & Fulfilment.
As we continue our diamond Shared Success © campaign, today we feature one of our Bournemouth Service Centre’s clients FatStick Boards, a Bournemouth based paddle board brand, specialising in both rigid and inflatable boards.