Importing products from different countries frequently requires localisation. Distributing products across Australia may require domestic warehousing and offshore warehousing and customisation of products. But with more required services, you increase the landed cost and total number of SKUs, making it difficult to perform demand planning and manage inventory. And more processes in the value chain mean more providers. If you currently receive cargoes in Australia from overseas suppliers in loose, high-cost and labour-intensive processes, it’s time to think again.