Omni-channel expertise in fashion & lifestyle
Bleckmann has over 150 years of experience in supply chain management. In that time we have become a leader in the fashion and lifestyle industry. Thanks to our years of experience we know exactly what these markets need for SCM services. We are able to respond quickly and accurately to (un) expected (seasonal) fluctuations or visions of brands.
Already at an early stage we focussed on e-commerce activities in the fashion and lifestyle markets. Nowadays we have evolved into an expert in omni-channel logistics. This has resulted in reacting fast and accurately to (un)expected seasonal fluctuations and the vision dynamics of our customers.
We have been active in fashion and textiles logistics for over 150 years. Today we process more than three hundred million items, we arrange the supply of more than two thousand stores and we arrange e-commerce deliveries for millions of consumers in Europe, the USA and Asia. Timing and accuracy are essential in these markets.
Whether it is hanging or flat packed clothing, shoes or general e-commerce, we know the ins and outs of the fashion and lifestyle industries. Clients can confidently entrust us with the logistics of their products. In addition, we manage the entire chain from inbound transportation to outbound distribution and the returns process.
To remain alert and flexible in responding to questions from our clients, we forecast developments expected in the mix and growth of incoming and outgoing volumes at least every three months. Our economies of scale allow us to respond flexibly to changing market demands.
Many of our clients started their business in the highly seasonal fashion market. To make revenues less dependent on seasons, many fashion brands have expanded their product range with home accessories and fragrances.
We have developed and grown together with our customers. Today we offer logistics solutions for both fashion and lifestyle products.
In recent years the number of online orders from consumers (B2C) has increased compared to traditional retail channels. To support the growth in e-commerce deliveries we have already invested heavily in the IT and operational infrastructure of our organisation since this trend became apparent. That has enabled us to monitor our processes continuously and carefully.
Our up-to-date operational infrastructure enables clients to supply store and e-commerce orders from the same stock and offer them through wholesale channels, retail shops, pickup points or directly to consumers. This omni-channel approach is crucial to our clients’ success. Our knowledge of omni-channel solutions has also triggered increasing use of our e-commerce services by non-traditional retailers.
We ensure an efficient handling of return flows with the associated level of quality control.