Monday, 31 December 2012

How Does a Warehouse Add Value - Part Three

Today is the final day in our series concentrating on how warehouses can be used to add value to your business. The following three methods are perfect for the fast processing of goods.

1. Mixing Products

royale international When using a distribution centre it is possible to combine items across the entire product line. The customers are able to select what products are placed in their order and the complete line of products sold can be stored and managed from one location; reducing the need for multiple storage options and complicated logistics. The products are housed close the customers and can be distributed using a decentralised system.

2. Crossdocking

Crossdocking takes away the need for double handling goods. Vans pull up to the warehouse, are emptied of their products and refilled with new items that will be distributed. This option reduces problems with inventory storage and provides a total flow through system. It needs automated materials handling equipment and systems that allow floor ready pallets to be picked and packed for specific stores.

3. Flow Through

Flow through, a similar process to crossdocking, is perfect for fast moving operations. The warehouse is used to store low amounts of products, such as day to day or week to week. The goods arrive and are measured and processed quickly. This provides options to add value and work through the processes such as storing for a couple of days, adding value, picking and processing.

Royale International provides flexible warehouse distribution services for our customers; contact our team to find out more.

Friday, 28 December 2012

How Does a Warehouse Add Value – Part Two

The last thing any business wants is to spend money to store products that remain still for long periods of time. There are ways that warehouses can be used to help speed up the processing of orders and to add value to products increasing profit margins.

1. Hub and Spoke Distributing

warehouse and distributionUsing the hub and spoke concept it is possible to reduce the cost of freight forwarding by using this method to ship large volumes of shipments. It can be used effectively by companies distributing goods to consumers or to the industrial markets. Truckloads can be stored in the hub where it will be turned into smaller loads for distribution and down-streamed on a daily basis. This solution works best for fast moving products and can also act as a storage solution for slower moving goods.

2. Transforming Products

A warehouse can be the point where value adding actions take place. The items are stored in a central location where they are transformed using methods such as light assembly, labelling and customised packing and kitting. This can increase the value of the products and relies upon a managed inventory system.

3. Assembly Orders

Warehouses add value for companies who ship frequently to their customers, sending small orders that require order selection. The goods are stored in the warehouse and picked before being packaged and sent to the customer. The option also allows for value adding opportunities such as labelling and packaging and kitting.

In the final part of the series we shall be focusing on: Crossdocking, Flow Through and Mixing Products.


Thursday, 27 December 2012

How Does Warehouse Add Value? Part One

warehouse & distribution
The need for simple storage solutions remain a problem area for businesses and retailers, but do warehouses really add value? How can you make the most out of the expense of renting warehouse space and what method would work best for you?

There are nine types of warehousing, we shall be covering three types over the next three days. 

1. The Accumulation of storage

A warehouse can be used to provide a solution for problems with overflow. This is an excellent method of storing large numbers of stock over seasonal periods of extra sales or as a long term option to help buffer the supply and demand balance. You can store parts to prevent down time and keep a huge inventory of supplies to help support day to day operations. 

2. Postponed Sales 

A warehouse is the place to store goods during their final step – waiting for an order to come in from a customer. You can use this space to customise goods, making the finishing touches to products that practically completed. This provides a way to reduce the generic form of inventory and works best for standard product manufacturing. 

3. Consolidation area 

A warehouse is often used to store goods in large quantities before they are shipped to the final destination. The costs of the warehouse can be easily justified thanks to the savings that are made in the cost of shipping. Larger volume shipments mean great savings and fewer shipping payments due to less frequent trips needed to transport products in low volumes. You can store finished goods that are sourced from multiple locations and send them out together from one central warehouse. Tomorrow we shall be looking at the next three types including: Hub and Spoke Distribution, Transforming Products and Assembly orders.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

How To Improve Your Logistics Performance

international logistics
Most thriving company that stays ahead of their competition usually have a successful logistics operation that follow a logistic process that has been specifically tailored to meet their customer’s needs.  So how can they ensure that their business logistics are running smoothly and cost-effectively?   Although business varies, let’s look at some interesting ideas from Stephen Errey that might help your business performance.

Focus on making order to delivery lead-time
How your customer’s view your business is an important factor in any business. The amount of time between ordering and receiving their goods is vital in their opinion of how your business operates so manage your lead-time efficiently and focus on the all the departments involved in the order fulfillment process (eg: sales order process, credit control, stock control, production, warehouse, transportation) and learn to look at business from their point of view.

Maximise your transport value before providing service
Offer your customers different level of service that suits your customer’s transport need, it may help your business avoid unnecessary cost and missing key revenue opportunities.


Cut costs by reducing your stock pipeline and improve service
Managing and planning is an essential part of the whole logistic process. Sometime having too much stock can be worse than having too little so learn to understand your customer and their buying behavior.  Design an order fulfillment that matches the demand of your customers, you will find a quicker and more responsive supply chain with less stock clogging up.


“Pick “once, “pick” right and “pick” as earliest as possible to cut cost, time & errors
In order to turn what your supplier sends you into a finished product,  “picking “is a common process that most logistics operations will become involved with when the product moves from one stage of the supply chain to the next.  Pick according to what your customer wants and reduce the number of pick by making the “real pick” to avoid the supply chain knock-on effect (cost, time and error). 


Cut out unnecessary activities where possible
Adopt a new approach and look for ways to provide better service at a lower cost while improving lead time.  By finding ways to improve your business approach and cutting out unnecessary activities, you may be able to reduce lead-times and customer service dramatically.  Some questions you might want to ask yourself are:


• Are there ways of cutting out large costs or whole activities?
• Can we move up our service levels?
• Can we optimise activities such as dispatching our products straight to our customer instead of sending it to intermediate warehouse or distributors? 
• Can we tighten up the department so we do not need to spend a lot of time checking and correcting silly mistakes on a daily basis? 
• Can we pick directly to the delivery box instead of separating one container before packing?


Source:  Stephen Errey (May 2005). Five steps toward improving logistics performance. http://www.iptonline.com/articles/public/IPT_16_2005_p18+x.pdf

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

royale international greeting
Tomorrow will be one of the most exciting festivals in the year, make sure you spend time with your families and friend to celebrate this Christmas day.

The Royale International Group is happy in assisting our customers during this busy season. We would like to thank you for all your support this past year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas 2012!
Should you have any last minute or urgent deliveries, please contact us. We are open 24/7/365 and will continue to serve our customers on Christmas day.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Star Of Bethlehem

christmasDid you know …

The Star Of Bethlehem that help lead the Wisemen to Jesus is thought to be a comet or the planet Uranus by astronomers.

Uranus has 27 moons with summer that last 42 years and is the seventh planet from the Sun.


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Christmas Gifts

christmasDid you know that hanging presents on trees may have come from the Druids who believed the tree was the giver of all good things.

Gift-giving might be a tradition that was passed down from a very long time ago—before Christmas even existed—when the people who lived in what’s now Italy (Ancient Romans) gave gifts during winter but the tradition for giving gift did not become popular until the end of the middle age and beginning of the modern era.

Today, we give gifts at Christmas for our own reasons. For some, it is a way to celebrate the Christian holy day while for others, it is a special occasion to let family and friends know that you care.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Christmas Feast

christmasDid you know...

The traditional English Christmas meal consists of a pig's head and mustard and the Christmas pudding was a soup made with raisins and wine.

Today, friends and families celebrate Christmas dinner with all kinds of foods and wines.  These include traditional cakes and cookies, turkey and stuffing, gingerbread, sugar canes and eggnog.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Jingle Bells in White Christmas

christmasDid you know that the best selling Christmas single is Bing Crosby's “White Christmas” with over 50 million worldwide copies.

"Jingle Bells" is one of the best-known and commonly sung winter songs in the world.  The famous Christmas carol "Jingle Bells" written by James Pierpont in 1857 was initially written for Thanksgiving and at the time of production was called "One Horse Open Sleigh".  The Gemini 6 also played this song live during their 1965 expedition in space.

To listen the song, please visit or click on the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jingle_Bells.ogg#filelinks

Monday, 17 December 2012

Team Stories: Aimee Jiang

Name: Aimee Jiang
Job Title: Account Manager
Department: Time Critical Department

Describe a time or situation in which you have provided value-added service to our customers, colleagues, department, etc?
I like meeting new people, and some of my best friends are actually previous clients - I have very good relationships with them. I think my job provides a very good opportunity to meet more people and make more friends so I enjoy doing it. I like bringing people together.

I also like to have more than just a working relationship with colleagues, we treat each other as good friends. Whenever and whatever they need help with, I'm happy to assist. I like to share breakfast with them before work and sometimes we have tea together. We're just like a family.

What are your favourite things or what do you like to do outside of work?
I have lots of hobbies and I'm full of curiosity for activities I haven't tried yet. I like to try any activities - Sometimes I go climbing, biking, driving, swimming, shopping and so on (of course it's easier to do all of these things when I've just been paid). I've realised that with all of these hobbies I have less and less time for other pursuits but I feel as though I live a colorful life.

Thanks to my job I'm now in the habit of checking my emails and messages any time, no matter what I'm doing - having lunch, out walking or even before bed, I still check whether there are any urgent deliveries that need my attention.

What are your pet peeves or what annoys you outside work?
I have a few pet peeves outside work:

  • In Summer the weather is so hot I always overheat. What’s worse, it ruins my make-up - especially after a long distant visit.
  • I have to be careful of thieves on the bus. The buses are crowded and if I lost my mobile phone or wallet you can imagine how bad it would be if I were far from home at the time.
  • Sometimes when you're out walking and talking on the phone there are a few rude drivers who blast their horn suddenly when you're crossing the road, that is quite scary and shocks me when it happens.
  • I have been asked on a date by clients before, which can be awkward. You have to find a reason to put them off and I find the best excuse is that I’m already in relationship, it’s very useful.
What is your favourite expression or quote/proverb?
"Yes, I’m crazy, because I believe that nothing is impossible to a willing heart"

What do you like about your job at Royale?
I have been working at Royale for about 5 years and I can still remember getting my account manager position in the Time Critical department. I had just graduated from college and knew nothing about express deliveries at the time, so I really appreciate the opportunity that Royale gave me.

I enjoy working here. Within 5 years I have not only learned about international logistics, I have learned how to be a good salesperson and how to be a trustworthy friend to our clients. I chose a sales position because of my personality - I like to talk to different people and learn from them. Salespeople have to face many different types of customer, each one of them has their own characteristics and it's important to know how to deal with different personalities in order to be successful.

I'm always cheerful when I make lots of sales and I think we provide an extremely necessary service in the current market. Of course, sometimes we don't make as many sales as we would want but it's a constant learning process, reviewing the way we approach our job and trying to improve our own skills. As we were taught - when you sell your service or products, you are also selling yourself as a person. I will remember this all my life.

The most important thing is that people here are just like a family. Everyone gives you their help whenever you need it. We trust each other, help each other, share experiences, make progress together and this is all comes from a long tradition of the Royale culture.

Your Contact details:
Mobile: (+86) 159 9292 3471
Email: aj8622@msn.cn

Interesting Christmas Info - Kissing Under The Mistletoe

christmasDid you know...
European folklore believed that mistletoe held special powers. Kissing under the mistletoe comes from Norse mythology - The Norse goddess Frigga declared that mistletoe is a sacred plant that symbolizes love; thus leading to the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe.

Nowadays, it has become a tradition that when a man and a woman meet under mistletoe, they kiss each other as a sign of friendship and goodwill.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Santa Claus

saint nicholas and christmasDid you know…

The traditional Christmas icon Santa Claus originated from Dutch folk tales of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas), who gave gifts on December 6 instead of December 25. 

Another Dutch custom is to hang stockings with the belief that if you leave a shoe packed with food for Saint Nicholas’ donkey, a small gift will be left in return.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Christmas Carols

Did you know…
christmas
Carols began as an old English custom called wassailing to toast neighbors to a long life. Carols were not sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.


Nowadays, Christmas carols can be heard everywhere and not just on the streets or churches during Christmas. It is no longer limited to religious carols but in different music variations across the globe.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Christmas Stockings

christmasHave you ever wondered why people put socks on their fire place during Christmas? In the 12th century, French nuns would put stocking full of fruit, nuts and tangerines and leave it at the house of the poor.



Today Christmas tradition, parents still prepare an empty sock or sock-shaped bag for their children and hang it at home on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or gifts when he arrives during night but those who behave badly during the year will only receive a piece of coal.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Interesting Christmas Info - Rudolph & Greetings

Did you know…

rudolph the red nose reindeer
In 1938, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was created as a part of a Christmas promotion in the US.


The first commercial Christmas cards featuring a family drinking wine with greetings of "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You" were commissioned a long time before the reindeer in 1843 by a civil servant named Sir Henry Cole in London.


The development of Internet and the promotion of a greener environment have revolutionised Christmas card. "E-cards" are now the popular choice to help reduce wastage and replace greeting cards made out of papers and/or other traditional materials.

Monday, 10 December 2012

2013 Top Business Trends

The year 2012 is coming to an end with 2013 on the horizon; let’s look at next year trend for the year 2013.   The Economist has recently published a report on “Global Trends for 2013: A Top Ten for Business Leaders” that is worth reading.   It covers the top ten trends that business leaders need to focus on for 2013.  Here are the topics from this coverage:

1)     Social technologies are reshaping everyday life and work
2)     Redefining value of Consumers in the 21st century
3)     Distributed everything:  Mobility in production and consumption
4)     The next “industrial” revolution: Robots and smart machines reshaping work
5)     The new space race.
6)     Geopolitical wars: The fight to control the future
7)     Resource wars escalating: From a world of abundance to shortage
8)     Business stepping up: From profit to purpose
9)     Information is power: The security challenge
10)   Who needs banks anyway? Reshaping the financial system

For more information, please go to this website to read the original full story
Global Trends


Interesting Christmas Info -Twelve Days of Christmas

Did you know…

ChristmasThe Twelve Days of Christmas are the festive days beginning on Christmas Day (Dec 25) also known as Christmastide and Twelve tide. According to Christian traditions, the Twelfth Night of Christmas is on the evening of Jan 5 but the Twelfth Day can either precede or follow the Twelfth Night.
In the old days, many European countries believed in the superstition that both good and evil spirits become active during the Twelve Days of Christmas which later became known as the Santa’s elves.

The influence of Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Thomas Nast also made Christmas stories what we know today.



Friday, 7 December 2012

Team Stories: Martin Cooke

Name: Martin Cooke
Job Title: Director Royale Europe BV / Time Critical Services Europe
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Describe a time or situation in which you have provided value-added service to our customers, colleagues, department, etc?
We add value every day – whether it is keep factories running with critical parts or moving life saving drugs from manufacturers to hospitals around the world, we add value in everything we do.

What are your favourite things or what do you like to do outside of work?
Cycling and watching my children grow up.
Active in Transportation Alternatives – our business leaves a considerable carbon footprint, so we can all give something back on a day to day basis.

What are your pet peeves or what annoys you outside work?
People who are only willing to look at things one way and not consider alternatives.

What is your favourite expression or quote/proverb?
Oh bugger…

What do you like about your job at Royale?
Working for a company that continues to grow and that every day presents new challenges.

Martin's Contact details:
Office: +31 20 462 1919
Mobile: +31 64 245 1381
Email:
martin.cooke@royaleinternational.com

Interesting Christmas Info - Christmas Tree

Did you know…



christmasTraditionally in celebration of Christmas, people usually find a pine or fir tree and decorated with an angel or star at the top to signify the angels or Star of Bethlehem that is associated with the celebration of Christmas.

The first reference of a printed Christmas tree was in Germany in1531.

Today, you can find many artificial Christmas tree made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) anda wide selection of traditional ornaments that come in all shapes & sizes, colours and designs including garland, tinsel, candy canes, electrical light bulbs, etc




Thursday, 6 December 2012

Come and support the Hong Kong Dog Rescue Charity at Paws by the Sea 2012


paws by the sea 2012
Christmas Eve is usually the evening/day proceeding Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Christmas Eve in Germany also known as Heiligabend, it is believed to be a magical time where the pure heart can hear animals talking.

This year, the Royale International’s sponsored football league (Legal League) is helping raise funds for the charity organization called the Hong Kong Dog Rescue. 

If you are a dog lover in Hong Kong, we sincerely invite you to the Carnival "Paws by the Sea 2012" held in Murray House, Stanley on 8th & 9th December ( Sat & Sun) from 12pm-6pm. 

So bring your canine friend on Dec. 9th, 2012 and help break the Guinness record of having the most dog brushing teeth together.
To find out more about the program, please visit: http://hongkongdogrescue.com/public/general_fullwidth.php?pageId=295

OR the Hong Kong Dog Rescue Website: http://www.hongkongdogrescue.com/public/index.php


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Popular Traditional Christmas Sweets

20 days more to Christmas...  are you ready for this hoilday seasons?
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With our global network and understanding, here are some exotic ideas while you are planning your Christmas feast.


Traditional Christmas Sweets 
  1. FRANCE: Buche de Noel
    - GĂ©noise or other sponge cake, baked in a large Swiss roll pan
  2. USA: Pumpkin Cake
    - with cinnamon and ginger, frosted with cream cheese frosting
  3. SPAIN: Nougat
    - made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts
  4. HUNGARY: Beigli
    - roll of sweet yeast bread with a dense, rich, bittersweet filling
  5. ITALY: Panettone
     - a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan
  6. SWEDEN: Pepparkakor
    - heart-star and goat-shaped gingerbread biscuit
  7. UK: Christmas Pudding
    - steamed pudding, with dried fruit and nuts, usually made with suet
  8. PORTUGAL: Pain Perdu
    - French toast made with bread and eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon
  9. GERMANY: Lebkuchen
    - a large cookies made of honey

Monday, 3 December 2012

Movember

Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache in the month of November with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Our team "ROYALE MOVERS" have successfully raised HK$11,550 for the global charity events. Thanks for all the hard work!


Movember Fundraising

Friday, 30 November 2012

Report on Duty! Commander R.I.G.

Royale Europe - Paris Office
Our office in Paris, France has turned into a Spaceship Command Room.  As one of the largest offices in Europe, we strive to provide a hip and futuristic experience to our staffs and visitors.

With our expertise working 24/7/365, we deliver with light speed.

“May the Force be with you!” ^  - Greetings from offices from around the world

^ Famous quote from the movie:  Star Wars

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Santa is Not the Only One Making Urgent Delivers on Christmas Eve


It is now just a few weeks before many people all over the world will be celebrating Christmas with families and friends gathering. However, for retailers, online stores and suppliers, this is often the busiest time of year in order to meet the holiday demands.

Royale InternationalAt the Royale International Group we are able to continue to provide our international logistics all year round, including around Christmas. With our 24/7 services available all year round we will keep on working when you do. There is no need to be concerned about lack deliveries or delays in your business with our couriers that are able to work around the clock to solve your problems with our reliable solutions.


We have offices in 22 countries, all of which will be operating throughout Christmas and the public holidays that follow. Contact us at inquiries@royaleinternational.com for details on our available courier services.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Top 10 Checklist for Logistics Managers

Logistic managers have to consider many different elements before signing off on a shipment. Mistakes can be costly so getting it right is essential. Creating a check list to work through can help to avoid mistakes, such as hiring the wrong courier, and get the shipment to arrive at its destination in time and on budget. 

Use our ten points below to create your checklist: 
  1. Pickups – Find out the performance percentage of your chosen international courier, late pickups will cost you money so use a courier with a great record of being on time.
  2.  On time delivery reports need to be evaluated too. Do you really want to use a courier that consistently misses the delivery deadline? 
  3. Does your international courier have a website that will allow you to get help when you need it? Can you track your shipment, contact customer service and check your inventory all online? 
  4. You want your shipment in the best hands possible, check to see that your carrier trains all of their employees. 
  5. If there is a problem you need to make sure the courier you use follows up on each one to discover what went wrong. That way you can get the answers you need and the couriers can work to ensure the mistake isn’t repeated. 
  6. Around the clock support will ensure any problems or questions you have can be solved and answered quickly. If your courier doesn’t have this type of customer service, they should.
  7. Communication with customers helps to increase customer satisfaction, consider if you have been given the opportunity to be involved in the decision making. 
  8.  International couriers need to become your partners; you have the same goal – to get your shipments to their destination on time and in one piece. 
  9. What are the payment terms & conditions?
  10. Accuracy of the invoice will prevent problems with delays and overpayments. Use a courier that uses an imaging system to ensure accuracy. 
Royale International - 24/7 International Courier Solutions Contact: inquiries@royaleinternational.com

Monday, 26 November 2012

How International Logistics Help: Part Four – Electronics

electronic international logisticsGadgetry and technology are both massive business these days. Businesses and individuals now rely on their high-tech gadgets and this puts massive demands on the manufacturers and retailers of electronics. Valuable products need to be delivered quick enough to cope with demand, and parts must be sent to their destination in order for the products to come off the line in time for the gadgets to be manufactured.

Logistics plays a huge role in the entire supply chain. Without the delivery methods delays would seriously affect overall performance in this highly competitive industry. At the Royale International Group we understand that it is critical to find the most time efficient and cost effective solutions that guarantee short lead times to keep the electronics and technology industries moving.

Whether you have to arrange inbound materials for the manufacturing process, or deliver your finish products directly into the hands of your customers within 24 hours we are able to make it possible. With our extensive global reach the whole world is your oyster, and our wide range of cost effective solutions ensure you are able to maintain a sufficient supply chain for all areas of your business. 

Friday, 23 November 2012

How International Logistics Help: Part Three – Automobile

auto
The automobile industries have a tough time when it comes to keeping up with the competition. With cost and efficiency being of paramount importance this industry is one that is always trying to stay ahead of the game. To do so practical solutions are required that will keep the costs down but allow automobile businesses to provide excellent services, acquire products and parts and stay on top of their complex supply chains.

At the Royale International Group, you will find multiple solutions all designed to be reliable, efficient and affordable. The automobile industries we serve benefit from our logistics services that enable them to keep moving through all parts of the inbound to manufacturing process. From there we compliment the services provided to all customers by ensuring services and spare parts are delivered quickly and accurately, benefiting customer services. Our reverse logistics enables stock management, customer satisfaction and inventory management that reduces loss of profit and helps to maintain accurate stock levels.

Any industry that has to keep up with fast changing market conditions must use logistics that can be relied upon 24/7. Drop us an email to inquries@royaleinternational.com for more information. 

Come back on Monday for the final instalment in How International Logistics Help. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

How International Logistics Helps: Part Two – Healthcare

healthcare logistics
When lives depend on certain products international logistics takes on a whole new persona. Rather than delivery goods the couriers are responsible for getting much needed supplies to those who need it most. Be it vaccines, devices, equipment or day to day medicines all of them have to be transported using reliable methods that won’t cause life threatening delays or distress.

International logistics helps to keep the pharmaceutical industry in motion. When time is of the essence and transportation has to be speedy and competent. With our years of service expertise we have been able to beat the logistical challenges that can cause problems for individuals and the industry as a whole.

Air freight, next flight out and time critical services are all capable of delivering products in the shortest time frame possible. We are able to transport pharmaceutical goods from the manufacturers and wholesalers to where they need to be such as:
  • Health authorities
  • Hospitals
  • Medical manufacturers
  • Store groups
  • Health care providers
  • Health centres
  • Supply companies
All of our logistic services provide top quality standards that keep the supply chain moving.
Royale International - 24/7 International Courier Solutions – Contact: inquires@royaleinternational.com

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

How International Logistics Helps: Part One – The Fashion Industry

Fashion IndustryFashion is constantly moving, it’s a fast paced industry that relies on speed. There are usually short lead times to work around and with such complex supply chains it can be difficult to maintain reliability, accuracy and availability. The problems are only enhanced when the manufacturing takes place in less established countries with growing infrastructures.


Royale International and the Fashion Industry Since the 1980’s

At the Royale International Group our services provide affordable solutions that will keep up with demand. Every step is covered with the help of our pre-retail service and in-store logistics to our complete reverse logistics services.

Our offices are located all over the world; we have an extensive network that spreads far and wide. With our international logistics each part of the supply chain is covered and kept moving at a rate that will ensure manufacturing and production, stock, distribution, demand and customer service are all targeted at once.

Love Fashion? Love Logistics

If fashion is your passion, let us help you to stay on track with the latest trends that are in demand the world over. Find out how by contacting us: inquries@royaleinternational.com.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

How Royale International Helps Different Industries – Specialised Services

Logistics plays an important role in keeping the wheels turning at the right pace in such a demanding world. Over the next four days, Royale International would like to share with you how our international logistics services help industries such as Automotive, Fashion & Retail, ICT & Electronics, Healthcare and many more.

Without well managed supply chains, multiple industries often experience problems from all levels of their logistic chain such as:
  • Delays in inbound manufacturing materials
  • Distributors would not be able to satisfy demand
  • Customers wouldn’t have the goods or products they need
With the help our international logistic services these industries are able to satisfy the needs of everyone. We are able to transport products and parts to any location whether they are required for manufacturing purposes or being sold directly to the public. Some of our most popular services that are used for demanding markets are:
  • Next flight out
  • Time critical service
  • Air freight
  • Special timed deliveries
To find out how we can compliment your business speak to our sales team by sending an email to inquries@royaleinternational.com

Monday, 19 November 2012

Movember News: Moustaches Take over Royale International

If you happen to see some of the men from the Royale International Group you might notice one thing, a lot of them are displaying facial hair! This is because many of them are taking part in Movember this year. Movember is a month long event that takes place in November of each year when men stop shaving off their morning stubble and allow it to grow into wonderful moustaches. They are sponsored in return for their efforts and all the money goes towards raising awareness and funds for men’s health, with an emphasis on prostate and testicular cancer.

We are proud of all the gentlemen below that are taking part:
  • Andrew Archer
  • Oscar Remington
  • Michael Charlwood
  • Mark Anderson
  • Salvador Marin
  • Nathan Slaymaker
  • Wayne Griffiths

There have already been some fantastic donations rolling in, with $800 HKD coming from just the ladies from our Human Resources Department.

If you would like to view the progress of the ‘Royale Movers’ or send in a donation you can do so by visiting: http://hk.movember.com/team/706661.

Team Stories: Mabel Lee

Name: Mabel Lee
Job Title: Head of Marketing & Digital Media (Global Markets)
Department: Global Marketing

Describe a time or situation in which you have provided value-added service to our customers, colleagues, department, etc.
A lot has been achieved during these past few years. We have established a fully functional Marketing Department to better service our global customers and colleagues. We have improved and unified our marketing collaterals for customer to view both online and offline. We have established better internal communications and transparency among the regions by launching our new corporate intranet and corporate website.  We are also hoping to close the gap with our customer and promote our branding with our current digital media development plans.

What are your favourite things or what do you like to do outside of work?
Movies, animations & graphic designs. Cooking, travelling, reading, arts and related stuff, etc.

What are your pet peeves or what annoys you outside work?
People shoving their way to get on the public transportation without waiting for people to get off first.

People ignoring elderly, handicapped or pregnant women for priority seats on the MTR.

What is your favourite expression or quote/proverb?
“Common sense is not common”.
“Life is what YOU make it”.

What do you like about your job at Royale?
There is never a dull moment… 
Whether we are implementing our global marketing initiatives, managing events, branding our corporate image & marketing communications, creating advertising & banners ad or maintaining our digital & social media platform, there is always something going on in both the local and global markets that needs our marketing support and expertise.

Contact details:
E-mail: mabel.lee@royaleinternational.com


Friday, 16 November 2012

Challenges of the Logistics Industries

The world has become a smaller place thanks to the Internet. It is now possible to run your own business from home and serve customers anywhere in the world. Often times International logistics industries work behind the scenes with businesses to ensure that they meet their targets, obtain and maintain supplies and deliver shipments to customers on time.

SME’s and Large corporations have to face challenges of their own such as costs, the movement of goods, storage, quality customer service and international and cultural differences as well as shipping guarantees. By overcoming the problems of innovation, the efficiency of the supply chain and financing logistics industries are able to provide affordable, reliable and modern services to combat all of the problems experienced by sellers the world over.

Using 3PL’s it is possible to overcome the challenges that businesses of all sizes and in all sectors face on a daily basis. It is down to logistic suppliers such as us to provide you with ways of addressing all of your issues and to make the process as simple as possible so you are able to concentrate on other areas of the business. With the rise in globalisation, we have come up with solutions that can deliver all items from point A to point B in the most suitable fashion to meet your demands and available budget.

With multiple fast paced logistics services, warehouse solutions and innovative uses of technology our logistics services meet the challenges we all face in this ever-shrinking world.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Special Logistic Company Offering Special Services

International Logistics companies often have special departments or services that compliment the logistics services that are available. The Royale International Group our Time Critical Department offer a unique hand carry services to our customers.

Through our global network of on board couriers we are able to ensure the safe and timely delivery of your order. Each of our on board couriers have been fully trained and have extensive experience that’s required for this special hand carry service. Our couriers take your package and ‘hand carry” it on the next scheduled flight out to its final destination.

Through our Time Critical Department we frequently deliver the following items:
  • Automotive parts
  • Semiconductors
  • Retail samples
  • Machine parts
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Telecommunications devices
This is just a small sample of the types of items and orders that we deliver directly using our Time Critical service. We understand that time is of the essence and therefore you can expect to receive a quotation and a flight route within just half an hour of making your initial request.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Packing Materials for Your Shipments

shipping materialPacking materials help to protect and contain the goods that you are distributing. As a seller it’s important to provide excellent and sufficient packaging materials in order to ensure the goods are delivered in one piece. When moving your belongings packing materials help to protect your worldly possessions and when sending gifts they ensure no one is left disappointed on their special day.

There are different types of materials available. Shipping boxes come in all shapes and sizes and need to be sturdy enough to contain the items that are being delivered. Pouches and documentation envelopes are generally for smaller and less fragile goods along with anti-static bags for electronics. It’s important not to forget packing material that will further protect your goods inside their outer package such as bubble wrap and packing peanuts. 

Finally, you will also require packing tape and possibly stretch wrap to secure several items together for bulk shipments since they are useful for protecting items from getting wet or dusty in transit.

Retailers of packing materials commonly charge extortionate amounts, earning huge profits in the process. When buying from stationers or other retailers you can reduce the costs by buying in bulk. However, it is possible to obtain these necessary items from your international couriers for free. It’s just one of the ways that you can reduce your expenses when it comes to managing the logistics of your business.