Samsung has renewed its distribution contract with NYK Logistics for the distribution of all white goods, including domestic appliances and home laundry equipment, throughout the UK and Ireland.
Samsung has seen a fourfold increase in its white goods volumes over the past two years.
NYK has employed a port-centric system that, it says, has enabled Samsung’s logistics costs as a percentage of sales to reduce in line with product ticket price. A 20 per cent increase in direct deliveries to retailers has also taken time, cost and carbon emissions out of the supply chain.
Ian Ulvmoen, general manager – logistics, Samsung Electronics (UK), said: “NYK is assisting Samsung in its objective of becoming number one in all markets we trade in. Our aim is always to realise sales revenue as quickly as possible, reducing logistics cost and speeding product to the point of sale.”
Samsung’s entire UK supply chain is outsourced to NYK. This operation, at its peak, simultaneously involves more than600 containers at sea and more than 200 vehicles en route to NYK sites. At the same time, several aircraft will be airfreighting products to NYK’s high value facility alongside Heathrow.