Elanders offers global integrated solutions in 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 the areas Automotive, Electronics, Fashion & Lifestyle, Industrial and Health Care & Life Science.
Last updated 10/6/2017
Supply Chain is the flow of goods, money and information from manufacturer to end consumer through all parts of the production, from purchasing raw materials to final product. In most cases several players need to cooperate directly or indirectly in order for an ordered product to be delivered in the right way at the right time to its end destination. Efficient supply chain management creates a competitive edge and is critical to the survival of all producing companies, particularly in a global economy.
Elanders offers its customers global comprehensive solutions for the entire supply chain with one contact only. The flow includes the management of everything from order reception, purchasing, component purchasing and storage to manufacturing, configuration, quality control, value-added services and delivery. Elanders also handles payment flows, synchronization of purchasing and storage with demand and after sales services, including handling returned or outdated products destined to be recycled or resold.
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. Through our advanced and flexible IT systems we are able to create individual solutions for each customer. Elanders’ systems can be integrated with the customer’s business system as well as be connected to e-commerce platforms for managing customer service and after sales services.
An important part of the offer in both supply chain management and e-commerce consists of graphic services such as manual printing, labels and packaging for the products and components customers produce. Elanders has been active in the traditional graphic industry for over 100 years and today we offer cost-efficient and innovative solutions that fulfill customers’ needs for printed material and packaging, locally and globally.
Through a number of niched acquisitions Elanders has become an important player with complex packaging solutions and luxury item packaging, sometimes in limited editions that help increase the demand for a product. 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 that can offer comprehensive global solutions that include printed matter, packaging and other related services such as kitting and packing.
Elanders embraces the development in e-commerce and has through a number of strategic acquisitions become one of the leading players in Europe in online sales of personalized photoproducts. The services are marketed under three brands: fotokasten, myphotobook and d|o|m. fotokasten and myphotobook are primarily focused on consumers and with the help of d|o|m’s e-commerce solutions they are able to offer a broad range of photoproducts such as photobooks, calendars, gifts and home accessories.
At present the majority of Elanders’ sales are to consumers. 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.