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Focus Areas

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Automotive
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Fashion
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Garden Centers
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DIY/Home improvement
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FMCG
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Packaging
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Industrial Goods
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Reverse Logistics

Automotive

We provide transportation and logistics services to the automotive industry, which is one of the most complex sectors of all, given the ever-increasing flows of materials between continents and the diverse range of supply-chain strategies deployed. Our dedicated automotive services allow you to focus on opportunities as well as challenges.

Our core strategy maintains just-in-time (JIT) deliveries up to just-in-sequence (JIS) deliveries.

 

Fashion

Rapid changeovers from one collection to another, seasonal peaks and globally-integrated production systems - virtually no other sector relies so heavily on flexible and intelligent logistics solutions as the fashion and lifestyle industries. If you want to be in the right place at the right time and look good when you get there, you need to be able to rely on an experienced logistics partner like Tailormade Logistics.

Tailormade Logistics takes care of the entire supply-chain, from incoming overseas containers up to retail store deliveries with dedicated equipment: hanging-garment containers, city distribution vehicles, etc. 

Garden Centers

Delivery of palleted goods to garden centres: from Euro pallet to display pallet and large packages. Every day, pallets are picked up from about 150 suppliers for distribution to garden centres and home-improvement stores. The products vary from lawn and garden products, including fertilisers, grass seed, spreaders and soils.

DIY/Home improvement

Given the customer structure of the trading business, Tailormade Logistics specialises in the logistics sector in supplying DIY stores. Thanks to many years’ experience in the DIY business, we understand the challenges, such as brief time-slots for receiving goods, long waiting times and penalty claims, and act for you not only for pure logistics, but also as an extension of your sales network in any other problem that may arise, to solve it where possible in direct discussions with your customers.

For your DIY customers, we can also deliver products of any description on the date required. Particularly sensitive, bulky or heavy items that can be handled by conventional cargo shippers, or only with a high risk of damage - we will carry them safely to their destination.

FMCG

Highly demanding customers in food and consumer-goods industries require seamless shipping management.

  • High seasonality: volume of loads increases rapidly during peak season.
  • Short delivery lead-times.
  • High degree of importance for on-time delivery and carrier performance.
  • Shipping costs represent a significant portion of the total cost of sale.

Since some FMCG products such as beverages have relatively low unit value, the cost of transporting the goods will often represent a significant portion of the cost of the product. An FMCG shipper’s ability to minimise transport costs will therefore directly impact the selling price for the retailer, and consequently their ability to offer their goods at a competitive price and/or maintain profit margins.

Packaging

Packaging management

Tailormade Logistics has profiled itself as the major packaging terminal inside Ghent’s Port Area. With a global packaging system, we serve all production facilities of our biggest suppliers worldwide. You can easily follow the packaging flow, and gain total control of your packaging materials through our web-based management system.

  • Standard packaging system includes standardised packaging which is owned and administered by us. Choose from one of the market's most comprehensive packaging ranges - easy and convenient for you.
  • Special packaging systems are for special needs and include customer-tailored packaging that’s owned by you, but administered by us. We design, handle the manufacturing and manage the movements.

Reverse packaging logistics

We take care of cleaning and maintenance, sorting, marking, bundling and returns of empty packaging.

Industrial Goods

Tailormade Logistics handles B2B industrial products, such as deliveries of packaging materials, plastic wraps, tying materials and equipment. We have special procedures for shipping these high-quality goods and semi-finished products.

TML has provided dedicated transport for many years. An example of dedicated transport for industrial goods is the delivery of (large) kitchen equipment for exclusive interior-design projects. These fragile goods are shipped in special equipment and handled with the greatest care.

Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics focusses on the backward flow of materials from customers to suppliers. The main goal of this strategy is to maximise value from the returned item, or ensuring its proper disposal.

Tailormade Logistics considers reverse logistics as a core business. Reverse logistics is not only a way to recover value, but also an opportunity to reduce damage to the environment and develop social sustainability. Reusable packaging and the management of recyclables continue to gain widespread acceptance within supply- chains.