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Belly Beyond on Fair Go

One of our customers features on Fair Go in an article about counterfeit baby products. You’ll see our warehouse in the background. Looking good! View the article here: Fair Go Article

Budget Update

Living wage At Supply Chain Solutions we are focused on becoming a living wage employer. For us that means (currently) we need to ensure no one in the company is earning less than $15.50 per hour in a 45 hour week, which creates a take home pay of $38,500 per annum. A standard week for […]

Industry news

The rumour mill is saying that K&N is closing down their largest facility finally. K&N is one we have competed against for years. It’s always been difficult to compete against them … they look big and they look impressive. The global turnover of the K&N group is ¼ NZ’s annual GDP so it’s hard not […]


Our B2C business has grown significantly over the last 18 months. Around Xmas time this division can easily process 1000 orders a day. It’s quite different to B2B. It is a really interesting area that is developing. We are talking to a number of large industry players and IT professionals trying to figure out where this […]


We are still at capacity and continue turning down new business opportunities. Our focus this year is Living Wage and existing customers. The only exception is that we will grow to support existing customers if required. In Sept 2008 the recession hit SCS, we had 17000 pallets under management and were just hitting break-even as […]

Professional services

Our expertise in 3PL and indeed Supply Chain is quite formidable now, we have five staff in the business now capable of doing sophisticated SC financial models (which we call “Cost to serve’ they can be complex and involve international and/or domestic freight, funding costs, stock turns, labour facility etc…) An associate of mine runs […]

Last Year’s Silly Season

As mentioned in earlier updates, last year’s silly season was our biggest ever! It was also unusual in its profile. Often the last few days of the season start to quieten down but this season we had three of our largest clients pick up the pace in the final two days. This added even more […]