Mainfreight

As a global logistics provider, Mainfreight offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding.  With team and branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the United States Mainfreight continues to expand its global footprint.  Currently the organisation has 239 branches with more than 6,400 team members worldwide.

Main activities of Mainfreight Europe (former Wim Bosman) 

The supply chain solutions can be divided in:
•European Forwarding
•Logistic Services    
•Air- and Ocean       
Domestic- and European distribution including express-distribution and urgent courier services
Supply chain management, warehousing and value added services
Connection to global network of air and ocean freight services

These supply chain solutions will have the following benefits for the customer:
•Single point of contact for all services provided by Mainfreight;
•High level of quality performed and measured by our tailor made Control Tower;
•Integrated IT systems for full visibility within our warehousing- and distribution processes;
•Vertical integration, cross customer benefits.

Strategy and focus

The logistic infrastructure is constantly changing as a result of customer demands, information technology and macro-economic conditions. For the Mainfreight this has led to a focus to increase the added value of the supply chain of our customers.

Part of our operational excellence approach is that we have set-up continuous improvement programs with our principles, in which optimizations of the supply chain are investigated and implemented by account teams as a standard approach. The continuous improvement projects are resulting in a more sustainable supply chain with mutual benefits.

The environment is very important to us and at all levels of our organization we strive to minimize our carbon footprint and protect the environment. A good example of our environmental policy is the Lean & Green Award that we have obtained.

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  • Process industry (chemical and other)
  • Pharmaceutical industry / Health Care
  • Capital goods industry, especially service parts logistics
  • Retail & Internet / E-commerce
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Mass assembly
  • High-tech (consumer electronics, semiconductors, contract manufacturing, communications)
  • Logistics service providers

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