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What are 3PL Companies Singapore

What are 3PL Companies

By definition, 3PL (third-party logistics) companies are providers of outsourced logistics services including warehousing, transportation, order fulfillment, packing, picking, inventory forecasting, freight forwarding, cross-docking and much more. Every 3PL provider is different and unique. One 3PL provider can offer a single service, for instance, warehouse storage or shipping or several logistics services at a go like warehousing, freight forwarding, and order fulfillment. At IM Investment Holdings, we are a logistics company that offers a broad range of logistics services according to the different needs of our customers and their product types. Our company has been featured as a recognized provider in Singapore. Read more from this article as featured by International Enterprise Singapore.

Some of the essential logistics services provided by our company are as follows.

Our Logistics Services

International Freight and Logistics

The increasing number of “open borders” in the current global business economy provides new opportunities for both old and upcoming companies to enter the highly profitable international markets. If you are interested in shipping your products to other countries, our Logistics Company is ready to help in accomplishing your mission. Our experienced international freight specialists and professionals will offer innovative logistics solutions and personalized customer support to ensure that your international shipments are handled efficiently and professionally according to your company’s preferences and specifications.

Import, Export, and Licensing Solutions

The benefits of importing, exporting and licensing products can be cost-prohibitive and challenging if not handled by an experienced international freight forwarder. Our company promises to handle all your import, export and licensing needs professionally to help you minimize any unnecessary international trade hurdles that might bring losses to your business. Our import licenses around the region help you to get your product to your clients without the hassle of going through the red tape yourself.

Warehousing Services (including Cold Storage and Bonded Warehouse Capability)

Warehousing can save or break your business. Our company uses its extensive network of shared and dedicated distribution and storage solutions to help you fulfill all your commitments to your clients wherever they are in the world. If you deal with perishable products, our company has advanced cold storage facilities to ensure the proper preservation of all your products. Other warehousing-related services offered by IM Investment Holdings include order administration, inventory management, and fulfillment, labeling, repacking, kitting, quality inspection, yard management, dynamic and static replenishment, location/ site analysis, and much more.

Local Delivery Services

Our local delivery services are not only in Singapore but also in your key markets around the region. Although we have our delivery vehicles, we sometimes outsource local delivery. However, due to our volume, we can get the best delivery rates for you. Our logistics company promises to offer scheduled and on-demand same day local delivery services for all your products.

E-commerce Fulfillment Services

Effective customer order fulfillment and management services are a major component of any successful supply chain system. Our company uses advanced and efficient communication and transport equipment to ensure your cargo is delivered to your clients on time and in an excellent condition. If necessary, we can give you access to our Warehouse Management System (WMS) so that you can track your stock.

Direct Market Access and Marketing

In conjunction with our business partners and customers, our company also offers free marketing and direct local and international market access to your key markets in Asia. Our extensive network in Asia means that we can help you market your product to both B2C and B2B customers.

Halal Warehousing and Delivery

If your business requires Halal logistics services, our company has everything you need to cater for the logistics needs of all your Halal products. We ensure your products do not come into contact with any haram (forbidden Islamic foods) like pigs, dead animals, carrion, animals with claws, talons or fangs, and much more. Apart from adhering to strict Halal hygiene and sanitation regulations, our company also ensures that your products are shipped and delivered using equipment or utensils that are free of impurities as laid down in the Muslim law.

Outsourcing logistics services from 3PL providers give you the freedom to focus on developing other areas of your business, including manufacturing and marketing. Our wide range of high-quality services takes away all your warehousing and logistics worries while giving you the time to focus on growing your business. Besides providing for all your logistics needs, our services are also cost-effective and flexible enough to suit all your business needs.

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Halal Warehouse and Delivery Singapore

Halal Delivery and Storage

By origin, Halal is an Arabic term meaning permitted or allowed by the Islamic law. The rapid interest and growth in Halal production, storage, and delivery has captured attention across several industries globally, especially the food industry. In fact, the global halal market is estimated at 16 percent of the world food industry. The growing Muslim population, as well as the developing economies of the Muslim and non-Muslim countries, are some of the primary drivers behind the growth of Halal products. This article provides some information on Halal delivery and storage solutions which I.M. Investment Holdings provides. These include warehousing needs and international or local delivery.

What Constitutes Halal Delivery and Storage?

Storage: Halal demands that any product prepared, manufactured, processed, packaged, and stored does not come into direct contact with any forbidden food (haram), for instance, carrion, pig or animals with talons, claws or fangs. Also, the storage premises should follow the strict Halal sanitation and hygiene procedures.

Delivery: Every halal-certified product should be processed, prepared, transported, and delivered using utensils or equipment that are free of impurities as stipulated under the Muslim law (Hadith and Qur’an).

Benefits of Using Halal Delivery and Storage Services

1. It is a Seal of Trust and Quality

Halal-certified logistics companies have the know-how in handling products as outlined under the Muslim law. Thus, using Halal Delivery and Storage Services will not only attract loyal Muslim halal conscious customers to your business but also some of the non-Muslim Halal conscious customers.

2. Enhances Marketability of Your Products

The annual worldwide halal food trade stands at approximately US$1.75 trillion. Halal certification is compulsory when entering the global Halal market because it helps most Halal conscious consumers to decide which products to purchase. Therefore, using Halal-certified logistics companies not only helps you to expand your marketplace but also to meet local requirements, which helps to increase your sales and revenue.

3. A Guarantee of Exceptional Hygiene Standards

Halal delivery and storage companies often bring Muslim inspectors to their stores on a timely basis to perform routine checks. A majority of Halal-certified logistics companies are ready and willing to share and explain their halal standards with their customers as a guarantee of outstanding hygiene levels. Therefore, hiring a Halal-certified logistics company instills confidence in your Halal conscious clients about the outstanding hygiene standards of your products.

4. A Great Marketing Tool for Cafes and Restaurants

Getting Halal certification is a genuine and practical way to attract both local and international halal conscious food consumers. Using halal-certified logistics companies to store, transport, and distribute your food products can help you to win a majority of customers who prefer Halal food. In fact, using halal storage and delivery services to handle your foodstuffs shows your commitment to providing high-quality halal-certified foods to your clients.

Final Thoughts

Halal delivery and storage companies ensure that prohibited materials are not used for the storage, distribution, and delivery of products. As we speak, the Halal concept is no longer exclusive to the food industry. In fact, Halal currently covers the entire process of packaging, handling, storage, transportation, and delivery of many other products. Hiring a halal distribution and storage company will increase not only customer trust and loyalty but also the profitability of your business.

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Bonded Warehouse Services Singapore

Benefits of Using Bonded Warehouse

A bonded warehouse (sometimes called customs warehouse) is a secure storage space where goods liable to certain taxes like Goods and Services Tax (GST) and import duty are stored. The GST and duty payments are withheld until the goods are removed (exported) from the bonded warehouse or sold. Bonded warehouses can be owned either by governments or by the private companies, depending on local regulations in each country. Each country also has different rules regarding how bonded warehouses should operate. This article will reveal to you the benefits of using bonded warehouses.

Deferred GST and Duty Payments

As stated earlier, duty payments and GST on various goods are withheld while in a bonded warehouse until they are sold or removed from the warehouse. For example, Singapore Duty is charged at different rates for different product types. The bonded warehouse manager provides you a bond over the duration your goods or products are stored in the warehouse. This bond is a guarantee that customs will be paid and there will be no loss of revenue if the goods are released from the bonded warehouse. This duty deferment can help you to save on the upfront expenses on imported goods. Our facilities at I.M. Investment Holdings are fully licensed to provide bonded warehousing services.

Special Packages Offered

Most bonded warehouses have special packages for most producing companies. If you are using a customs warehouse as your “all in one” warehousing and logistics partner, you can be sure to receive more affordable packages that fit your needs. In most cases, the bonded warehouse manager will evaluate your company’s warehousing needs before customizing a package that fulfills your requirements. At I.M. Investment Holdings we can meet your company’s needs by providing other services like local and international delivery and pick and pack services.

Long-term storage basis

Most bonded warehouses can agree to store your items and goods for up to 4 years or more. In fact, the storage time in some countries is unlimited. Additionally, bonded warehouses have high-end storage systems and equipment that can help to preserve the quality of different goods or products. At I.M. Investment Holdings, we have the capability to store your products in deep freezers, dry containers, and bulk storage equipment fit for any trading or producing company. Storing your products on a long-term basis gives you an opportunity to sit on the goods until there is a rise in demand. Since an increase in demand equals a rise in revenue, you have a chance to manage your cash flow for increased profitability. Ask us about our marketing services to help you gain access to our local and overseas network.

Versatility

Bonded or customs warehouses can accommodate different types of materials and goods. Your products are kept safe and sound, no matter how regularly or irregularly shaped, how big or small, perishable or less perishable. If you are looking for a total warehousing and logistics solution for your imported goods, a bonded warehouse is the perfect answer.

Security and safety

Both safety and inventory management are usually on a higher level when compared to regular warehouses because government control is much tighter for bonded warehouses. Security people monitor most bonded warehouses on a 24-hour basis to ensure ultimate safety and tight security. Special monitoring for delicate and refrigerated items are given priority. Furthermore, efficient and updated security systems, bar coding systems and WMS systems are used to make sure that all goods are stored correctly and documented.

Choosing the right provider for bonded warehouse services is essential if you’re in the import, export or production industry. Bonded warehouse services are critical to managing cash flow by delaying custom taxes and GST. Also, our personnel can give you priceless advice about how to deal with customs and taxes more efficiently.

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