Maersk offers a first-in-class product that not only provides end-to-end flexibility to your supply chain, but also adds efficiency to your bottom line: Flex Hub.
Coping with supply/demand fluctuations while keeping agility high and cost low is a challenge for suppliers across the Chemical industry. In addition to facing unforeseen events that disrupt supply chains regionally or globally, logistics planners need to navigate a landscape of irregular supply patterns and fluctuating demand. This can lead to missed revenue opportunities, unsatisfied end buyers or holding costly inventory - all of which negatively impact the company’s P&L.
With Flex Hub, you can inject physical efficiency into your business planning and supply chain while keeping costs at bay. Maybe the cargo is sold already, and the delivery shipment needs to be slowed down. Or deals need to be closed on short notice with limited foresight and short lead times, like in the case of a push production model. In any case, Flex Hub enables you to keep inventory in containers, postpone delivery, position goods closer to key markets, or change the destination at will.
How it works:
Our chemical customers have already realised the added value of Flex Hub. On the structural need for increased supply chain efficiency in the chemical industry, Patrick Hore, Maersk Global Vertical Head of Chemicals says:
“With changing production and supply strategies, having the ability to place containerized inventory into domestic markets from overseas is a key supply-chain efficiency. Take for example, reduced polymer production in Europe due to energy costs. Demand still needs to be fulfilled with competitive lead times. Flex Hub enables shippers to do exactly that."
In summary, Flex Hub offers a first-in-class solution for your chemical supply chain with the market’s lowest landed cost and added efficiency. This will sharpen your edge in the market and enable you to stay ahead of the competition.
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