Elanders is a leading company in global total solutions for the entire supply chain and is currently established on four continents.
Efficient supply chain management creates a competitive edge and is critical to the survival of all manufacturing companies, particularly in a global economy. Growing demands for a sustainable society are creating an increasing demand for more efficient external supply chain management solutions that conserve resources in transportation, production and warehousing.
Elanders manages and optimizes the flow of raw materials, components, final products, money and information through every step of production – from suppliers and manufacturers to end consumers. We provide our customers with comprehensive solutions for the entire supply chain through a single contact. Our offer includes handling everything from taking orders, procurement, purchasing components and warehousing to production logistics, manufacturing, configuration, quality control and delivery. The Group also handles payment flows, synchronization of purchasing and warehousing with demand and after sales service as well as managing returned or outdated products destined to be recycled or resold.
Last updated 3/27/2019
We also offer value-added services connected to the supply chain that are tailored to individual customers’ needs and desires. These can entail installations upon delivery, tests, repairs and certification of electronical equipment, unloading, reloading and repacking products at cross-docking centrals and empties management.
Complex supply chains require specialists
Each industry has its own norms and regulations that need to be complied with when handling and transporting products, often while juggling tight timeframes. More and more stringent environmental demands heighten the complexity of the supply chain requiring, in turn, more specialist expertise. Because Elanders has developed advanced and adjustable IT systems we can offer individualized customer solutions. We integrate our systems with our customer’s business system and can connect them to e-commerce platforms to efficiently manage orders, customer service and after sales service.
Multi-sites for greater flexibility
One of the major reasons why Elanders’ customers choose to outsource operations is to avoid tying up capital in plants, personnel and different kinds of service obligations as well as turn overhead costs into variable costs to enable greater flexibility and cost-efficiency. Elanders has multi-sites in Europe, Asia and the USA where several customers’ operations are collected under one roof in order to achieve synergies in greater capacity utilization and flexibility. When we combine customers from diverse industries that have different volume patterns in one facility we can better manage seasonal variations and other peaks by moving employees and resources from one customer’s needs to another’s on a daily basis depending on the workload. We also invest in systems for automated warehouses. Flexible solutions make our facilities more efficient while allowing the customer to focus on their core business.
Innovative printing services
An important part of our integrated offer consists of graphic services such as printing manuals, labels and packaging for the products and components customers produce. Elanders has over 100 years of experience in the graphic industry and we currently offer concentrated, cost-efficient and innovative solutions that fulfill customers’ needs, locally as well as globally.
We have 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. In the last few years the Group has invested in competitive digital printing technology in order to meet customer demand for flexible print production in shorter and smaller series with high quality at competitive prices.
Today Elanders is one of the few companies that can offer global total solutions that include everything from printed matter and packaging to other related services such as kitting and packing for just-in-time or sequence deliveries.