3PL

Our Third Party Logistics (3PL) solutions provides a smart and cost effective alternative to companies managing their own warehousing and distribution.  SB’s extensive logistics expertise enables you to focus on your core business whilst allowing SB to ensure your inventory is managed accurately and orders are picked and dispatched on time every day.

Our customized approach ensures our 3PL model fits seamlessly into your business model whilst adding value to your customers by implementing expert 3PL knowledge, technology and processes. SB’s continued investment in its facilities, people and technology enables your business to become agile and responsive to market changes through this effective supply chain model.

SB’s “best practice” philosophy enables your business and supply chain to simply operate smarter, allowing you to focus on growth.

Business Competency

  • Pick/Pack warehousing & distribution (3PL), focusing on daily order to multiple delivery points. Current output of 1.5 million items per annum.
  • Over 3,000 bulk locations and 10,000 pick face locations under one roof.
  • E-Commerce expertise with customized value added systems and services to enhance your online customer experience.
  • Value added services (VAS) that can provide you with a point of difference over your competitors. These services include personalized letters, kitting, bespoke packaging, promotional activities and gift packing.

Business Integrity

  • Warehouse Management System (WMS) that fully integrates with customers’ ERP or operating systems via FTP.
  • Live tracking via our SB web portal – up to the second updates on status of orders received, picked, and dispatched. Full stock on hand reporting available.
  • Live tracking of transport deliveries once dispatched via online tracking.
  • Regular KPI and dashboard reporting that provides customer’s peace of mind inventory is accurate and KPI’s are achieved.
  • Quality accredited (ISO 9001-2008) and ACC Tertiary accredited ensuring a safe and disciplined working environment. 
  • Barcode based warehouse processes from inwards to dispatch allowing for a paperless environment.
  • Regular stock takes / cycle counting to ensure up to date auditing of inventory.
  • 24/7 security including CCTV throughout the warehouse.

Business Capability

  • Modern 5,000sqm ambient warehouse and Dexion racking built to the latest post-earthquakes safety standards.
  • National and Global warehousing capabilities through our partner DB Schenker.
  • Dedicated IT team employed to manage customer interface projects and continuous improvement projects.
  • Advance shipper notification technology.
  • Returns processing including re-working of product, re-bagging and quality control.
  • Cross Docking services that allow for quick turnaround on pre-packed consignments.
  • Online ordering functionality as an alternative to EDI.
  • Ability to manage storage and dispatch of dangerous goods.

 Business Optimization

  • 4PL management of suppliers on your behalf such as transport, packaging and International freight forwarding. Our annual review of supplier costs ensures you benefit from our economies of scale.
  • A simple transactional based costing model ensures you only pay for dispatched orders and storage space utilized.  
  • Value added services (VAS) that can provide you with a point of difference over your competitors. These services include personalized letters, kitting, bespoke packaging, promotional activities and gift packing.
  • Environmentally friendly facility with a business emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint. 
  • Ongoing management of inventory and activity data analysis, identifying slow moving stock, order profiles and other useful activity trends.