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Case 5

Minimizing logistics costs


Example of Company F

Company F is a company established in Japan. Company F directly exports small volumes of products to its customers in EU member countries by LCL or AIR freight because company F ships products separately for each purchase order. Company F wants to minimize logistics costs by using FCL shipping and holding stock inside the EU. However company F does not have any entities in the EU.



We proposed the consignment stock / non-resident inventory operation at our warehouse in Antwerp, Belgium.

A company which is not established in Belgium may nevertheless have stock in Belgium. With a stock operation in Antwerp, company F could maximize shipping volume per shipment. As a result, company F could minimize its logistics costs. In addition, company F was able shorten the transit time for deliveries, and this resulted in satisfied customers.

  • Antwerp is located at the heart of Europe’s largest consumer market (e.g., Northwest England, Greater London, Benelux, southern Germany, German Rhineland, Alsace-Moselle France, Switzerland, and northern Italy.)  It provides good access to the European market.
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