Elanders is a leading company in global total solutions for the entire supply chain and is currently established on four continents. Whether it’s a matter of a single service or a customized total solution, Elanders contributes to increasing customers’ productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Efficient supply chain management creates a competitive edge and is critical to the survival of all producing companies, particularly in a global economy. Growing demands for a sustainable society are creating an increasing need 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 on behalf of customers through every step of a product’s lifecycle – from suppliers and manufacturers to end consumers. We provide our customers with total 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, synchronizing purchasing and warehousing with demand and after sales service, as well as managing returned or worn out products destined to be recycled or resold.
Last updated 3/9/2020
Elanders also offers value-added services connected to supply chain management 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 chain management requires specialists
Each industry has its own norms and regulations that need to be complied with when handling and shipping products, often while juggling tight timeframes. More and more stringent environmental demands increase the complexity of supply chain management and thereby the need for specialist expertise. Because Elanders has developed advanced and adjustable IT systems we can offer individualized customer solutions. The systems are integrated 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
A key factor in why Elanders’ customers choose to outsource operations is to avoid tying up capital in plants, personnel and different kinds of service obligations along with turning overhead costs into variable costs for greater flexibility and cost-efficiency. Elanders has multi-sites in Europe, Asia and the USA where several customers’ operations are managed 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. Elanders also invests in systems for automated warehouses to reduce manual labor and raise efficiency. Flexible solutions and smart investments 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 customers’ products and components. 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 and 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, for example manual kits, to customers. In the past 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.