Elanders offers global integrated solutions in the areas supply chain management, print & packaging and e-commerce. Elanders can take an overall responsibility for complex and global deliveries encompassing procurement, warehousing, configuration, production and distribution. Our offer also includes order management, payment solutions and after sales services for our clients. Elanders’ major customers are active in Automotive, Electronics, Fashion & Lifestyle, Industrial Manufacturing and Life Science.
Last updated 1/26/2017
Supply chain management is managing and optimizing the flow of goods, money and information between manufacturer and end customer. Supply chain is a channel for flows of supplies or flow economy which is the flow of everything from raw material and components to money, goods or information from supplier to end customer linking every step in production. Many different players work together directly or indirectly to deliver an ordered product.
Elanders offers its customers comprehensive global solutions in supply chain. They include the handling of everything from receiving orders, procurement, purchasing and inventory management to configuration, manufacture and delivery. Elanders also handles payment flows, synchronizing purchasing and inventory with demand and after sales service for global logistics solutions, as well as handling returned or damaged goods. Elanders often works within a tight timeframe but still must meet industrial standards and regulations. In addition, more and more stringent environmental demands heighten the complexity of the support chain which, in turn, requires more specialist knowledge.
Efficient management of supply chain involves an extensive exchange of information between all interested parties: consumers, suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service suppliers, distributors and retailers. A credible offer in supply chain management has to include advanced solutions for electronic data interchange (EDI) between the supply chain management company and customers’ business systems.
Elanders has developed advanced IT systems that enable individual solutions adapted to the unique needs of each customer. The systems can be integrated with the customers’ business systems and be linked to e-commerce platforms for handling customer service and after sales service.
An effective supply chain is a competitive edge and crucial to the survival of any company in production, particularly in a global economy.
Graphic services such as printing manuals, labels and packaging for the products and components that customers produce are an essential part of a supply chain management offer.
Elanders has been active in the traditional graphic industry for over 100 years. Today the Group offers cost-efficient and innovative solutions that fulfill customers’ needs for printed material and packaging, locally and globally.
Elanders has developed advanced, user-friendly and internet-based ordering platforms that streamline the process from order to delivery and enable customized just-in-time or sequence deliveries.
Elanders is one of the few companies in the graphic industry that can offer multinational customers comprehensive global solutions that include printed matter, packaging and other related services such as kitting and packing.
In just a few years Elanders has become one of the leading European players in the personalized photo products market. The services are marketed under three brands: fotokasten, myphotobook and d|o|m. fotokasten and myphotobook are primarily aimed at consumers and with the help of d|o|m’s e-commerce solutions they provide a broad selection of photo products such as photo books, calendars, presents and interior design items.
At present most of Elanders’ sales are to consumers. To increase the number of business customers substantial investments are being put into developing technical platforms for sales to other companies. For instance, d|o|m also offers so-called white label solutions allowing other companies to sell parts of Elanders’ range of photo products under their own brand. Elanders is responsible for the entire order flow, the production process and the delivery while the brand owner is responsible for marketing and sales. One of the largest retail chains in Europe is among our white label customers.