Geis has seen an increase in demand for its warehousing services in recent years. As Pavel Křížek, Director of Logistics at Geis SK + CZ, says: “The range of services on demand is really large - from simple warehousing to complex contract logistics projects. We always offer clients the solution that best suits their needs. We are also some kind of advisors and consultants. Sometimes we try to explain to them that what they want is not optimal for them. "
Companies usually consider outsourcing warehousing in a situation where they grow unexpectedly fast, they do not have sufficient know-how, technological and personnel capacities. First, they want to help with storage, warehouse management, palletizing, and other simple activities. Then packing, labeling, assembly, return processing is usually added.
Some companies get to the point of complete logistics by an external provider after some time. It usually depends on the development of the company. Others choose comprehensive services as a whole from the very beginning. Simple activities are not enough for them, they transfer responsibility for all logistics services to a third party, which ensures the optimization of the entire chain under the contract - from warehousing to transport to the final customer, including all related activities and services (4 PL).
An example of simpler outsourcing is warehousing and other related services for Antalis s.r.o .. Geis provides this supplier of complex protective and packaging materials with correct and timely warehousing, storage, removal and, in the final stage, delivery of goods to end customers. Petr Martinek, CSEE Packaging Director from Antalis, comments on the cooperation: “We use external security from Geis for warehousing and other related services.
Thanks to their reliability and flexibility, we know that we can rely on this service. And not only that. Customers who deliver our goods or products understand our service, so Geis is a direct part of our corporate reputation. That's why it's extremely important to have a suitable partner, which Geis undoubtedly is. "
In contrast, dm drogerie markt uses Geis services to provide all logistics services, including packaging design and complete packaging material, preparation of special gift sets and other VAT services. Radek Rottner, Head of Branch Logistics and OCR at dm drugstore markt, says: “During several years of cooperation with Geis, our online channel has grown thanks to the flexibility of Geis. Even in difficult times, especially in the initial waves of the spread of Covid 19, when the burden of online drugstore logistics was enormous. The benefit for the dm drugstore markt is also a comprehensive service in the field of online logistics, including the entire agenda associated with packaging and filling material. The extension of cooperation until March 2024 is an expression of satisfaction with the Geis services offered. "
Why do specialized companies use warehousing and other related services? "I often hear from our clients that they are happy that we have freed their hands for their core business and that they will save even more in the final," says Křížek. But it is not just costs that matter, although they are the most common criterion. Specialists have experience, usually a wide background, and are better able to withstand seasonal and other fluctuations. The warehouse provider has modern technology, which with other technologies significantly shortens downtime, picking and other activities.
Recently, the human factor is gaining in importance again. Not only fast e-mail or telephone contact and comparison of offers is important for the offer of services. It is ideal to create a partnership with a specialized company with a synergistic effect. Because outsourcing can sometimes be risky, personal contact is often more telling.
Geis SK Sales Director Dušan Vilhan adds: “Personal contact with our customers is still very important for us, as a traditional German family business. We make sure that we meet the needs of our clients and understand what they need and what we can help them with. And this is best in a personal meeting. The computer will never provide personalized service. ”
Needless to say, all the benefits of outsourcing warehousing can be achieved with a partner who is reliable, has a good reputation, many years of cross-segment experience, market position and is able to respond flexibly. Only such companies can offer their customers security, speed and quality.
Thanks to the strategic location of its warehouses on arteries with a wide team of regular employees and its own IT solutions, Geis is able to provide clients with reliable and cost-effective services in the field of warehousing and other value-added services (eg assembly, return solutions, packaging, etc.).
The company is able to design a solution for its clients that exactly meets their needs and can also take care of the complete implementation of such a project. It always depends on t