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Blog post: Think LocalSAE’s top 7 reasons to look local The logistics industry plays a critical role in ensuring the timely and efficient movement of goods and services. However, with the globalized economy, there has been a growing trend towards the consolidation of logistics companies, leading to the domination of a few large players. While this trend has its benefits, there are also several advantages to using a local logistics company. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits to your business and why it may be the right choice for you.… > Read more
Medical & Healthcare Logistics in 2023
Hands up? Who has given up their health-kick already this January? Whilst those pesky treats have already started making their way back into the office at SAE Logistics, our commitment to health remains strong. That is, in terms of our dedication to those serving the industry (rather than sticking to the diet!)
Successful fulfilment and delivery services are about understanding an organisation’s needs and creating the most efficient and workable solutions to meet them. It’s also about industry knowledge and experience. and no more so than when supporting the medical and healthcare sectors. For many large pharmaceutical and medical equipment clients, who SAE have served as a medical courier for many years, a late delivery or missed fulfilment can have serious consequences. This is why we have developed a close relationship with our clients, so we can consistently deliver and strive for the very best service. Here, we look at how we support these vital services.
Express same day courier
For the medical sector, knowing that there is an express same day courier who will always be on-hand is a must. SAE provides this quick turnaround service for life-saving equipment and medication. We deliver hand to hand in some of the country’s busiest hospitals and have developed a secure and reliable team to ensure goods get where they need to on-time.
Fast and secure delivery network
As well as same day services, we also handle next day and consignment orders for our medical and healthcare clients. This includes the despatch of operational instruments for use in hospitals and clinics, as well as larger surgical equipment and machinery. We can rely on our fleet of specialist vehicles and experienced drivers to ensure we provide the best delivery solution.
Storage and fulfilment
Storage has become a real difficulty for hospitals, and suppliers who are already fighting for usable space. Storing goods and equipment on-site is particularly unmanageable for city hospitals and clinics and can work out incredibly expensive too. This is why we have developed our dedicated storage and fulfilment centre, conveniently located near major transport routes. Healthcare services can store their equipment off-site in our facilities, whist having the peace of mind that when equipment is needed, we will despatch it ASAP.
Finding the best solutions for the medical and healthcare sector
Many healthcare services have been let down by Royal Mail through the continued disruption this year. In many instances, this is because locating other reliable logistics services at a fair price is challenging and time consuming. SAE works with a wide range of partners and carriers to overcome this issue, so we can always provide you with the best solution to your particular needs.
SAE is very proud to be able to support our medical and healthcare clients with their courier, storage and fulfilment needs. If you are in this sector and looking for a fulfilment and/or delivery solution for your organisation, do get in touch. Telephone our medical logistics team on 01895 825258 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SAE Deliver on Community Christmas Wish List
At SAE we truly believe that Christmas is a time for giving.
It’s very easy to get caught up in delivering good tidings to our customers with cards and gifts at this time of year. But instead, we choose to give back to those that truly need it in our local community.
This year we have chosen to make our major donations to The Rickmansworth Foodbank and Maple Cross JMI School in lieu of cards and gifts. We hope that our customers feel that this financial support is appropriate during difficult times for many and is reflective of the immense gratitude we feel for their continued business and support.
Winter Driving Checklist
Your Winter Checklist from SAE Logistics
Here at SAE Logistics we are always well prepared for every eventuality and are used to the conditions the UK winters can send our way. When it comes to winter driving, it’s vital that you’re well prepared too. At this time of year, you never know what the weather will do next and the conditions on the roads can make even the shortest of journeys trickier… > Read more
Winter Driving News
Top tips for Driving in Winter from SAE Logistics
Winter driving in the UK can be a challenge even for experienced drivers. Driving in the UK during winter can see you facing a whole host of different things, from snow and ice, to long dark nights and strong winds. These elements can be difficult even for experienced and professional… > Read more
In the next of our focus topics on hot issues in logistics for 2022, we look at a subject that has quickly moved from the edge of discussions, to the centre, as public opinions on the subject of sustainability have shifted. On examining multiple surveys, consumer behaviour and white papers, the results are clear. Recyclable packaging & materials are increasingly something people look for when shopping online.
The Last MileThe last-mile model encapsulates end-to-end delivery, where the goods are delivered straight to the customer directly from the warehouse. Recently, last mile has become the industry standard, which is why it is no longer “recommended” – it is expected. Customers demand fast, accurate and cheap (if not free) delivery and failing to provide… > Read more
SAE Logistics: Your Local Courier
For most businesses that involve delivering products to clients, it is of paramount importance to work with a reliable company that offers a same day or next day courier services. When you’ve got an important item you need delivered, you deserve the peace of mind that your package is in good hands and will be delivered in a timely manner… > Read more
Summing up Same Day Delivery: Why getting it right matters
Same Day delivery is a term which can often be misunderstood, so hopefully we can help to clear up some of the confusion. Same Day Delivery is a dedicated, bespoke delivery which moves something from A to B. If something is urgent, important, fragile or valuable, the best way to get it delivered… > Read more
Why Customer Experience Matters – Delivering Reliable SolutionsCustomer foremost – that is the mission of any successful logistics company, whether it’s big, or small. Without a customer, the logistics industry can’t work and without logistics in supply chain, a business can’t survive. But to retain customers; the logistics industry has to prioritize offering the best possible experience.… > Read more
February Focus: The challenges of Brexit and top tips to smooth your transitionAs we enter a new month we look back on January with a certain amount of relief that it is over, and with renewed optimism in the logistics industry’s learning post Brexit. Following the long-awaited conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement … > Read more
Shipments to and from EU, ROW & Northern IrelandAll shipments going outside of the UK must be accompanied by a Commercial Invoice. SAE Logistics will not ship your goods until this information, in full, has been received. Mandatory Commercial Invoice requirements Commercial Invoice Number, Shippers address + EORI number + VAT number + Contact Name + Phone + email address… > Read more
Are you ready for the end of the Brexit transition period?Our priority is to not only protect our own team members but of course any visitors to our site. We would ask that you only visit when there is an essential need. I am sure that you understand and agree with our position to help us maintain high standards in attempting to prevent the transference of this disease. Social distancing, in line with Government Guidelines… > Read more
Every problem has a solutionWe know that 2020 has been tough for everyone – personally as well as presenting huge challenges for businesses. SAE have had a huge job to maintain the logistics required for businesses to operate and indeed to work together to find unique solutions. Throughout the Covd-19 period SAE have continued to provide all customers with the high levels of service… > Read more
SAE help “fight” back against poverty
SAE were proud to play their part in a huge effort to deliver Food Aid Packages to those in need. Recently boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, along with his family, visited the Blenheim Children’s Centre in Southend to support the Yianis Christodoulou foundation as they delivered food and educational packages to vulnerable children … > Read more
Deliveries into and out of Northern IrelandAs I am sure you are aware, effective as of Friday 16 October, Northern Ireland have entered into a 4-week circuit break in the hope of breaking the rise in Coronavirus cases. It has been announced that this is not a return to a full lockdown but that non-essential business sectors and industry types within the region may be affected… > Read more
Countdown to Brexit: Your Business Checklist
Working with a wide variety of business throughout the UK and Worldwide, SAE Logistics have been extra busy over the last few months helping our customers to prepare for Brexit which is scheduled on 31st January at 11pm. We have been working hard updating internal systems and processes, as well as assisting customers to bring in (and store) extra stock… > Read more
Donation updateWhilst January is often plagued by the blues, SAE helped local community school Maple Cross JMI imagine sunnier times, as they presented 5 new picnic benches donated in lieu of client gifts at Christmas The SAE distinctive van, pulled onto the school site, and intrepid management and the office team unloaded the brand new picnic benches where instructed….. > Read more
Top Tips for Custom’s Clearance SuccessGetting one of your freight shipments held up by customs can result in frustrating (and costly) delays, especially if the goods awaiting customs clearance are to be sold at retail. Not only that, but with the potential of some rather steep penalties for non-compliance, it’s crucial to follow correct customs procedure at all costs to ensure no additional costs or charges on your cargo…. > Read more
SAE Achieves Organic CertificationHere at SAE logistics we are proud to have achieved the rigorous qualifications to enable us to be one of the few organic certified warehouse fulfilment centres in the country. Certified by the Organic Food Federation (GB-ORG-04), our accreditation, working practices and logistics services allow us to offer our customers… > Read more
SSHHH it’s a secret…SAE are often entrusted with projects that require the strictest confidence, tightest schedules, utmost professionalism and intricate problem solving. We also love a good story so if you are sitting comfortably, we will fill you in – where we can of course – on our latest tale of adventure…. > Read more
Milking it – UK businesses call on SAE’s expertise to help attract the best studentsIt has literally been “back to school” for SAE this September, as businesses call on a trusted logistics partner to assist with their entire exhibition needs. SAE has been up and down the country helping to showcase major UK businesses to students – and attracting the top talent has never been more competitive. > Read more
SAE pass ISO 9001 and 14001 re-accreditations with flying coloursSAE are immensely proud to have been re-accredited with their prestigious ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and 14001 (Environmental) awards this week… > Read more
Area Restrictions Following Incidents in the UKWe appreciate the patience and understanding of all our customers while area restrictions have been in place – affecting delivery routes and times. We, as ever, have been persevering to meet deadlines and are extremely proud of our team for going above and beyond to make sure our service is unaffected….. > Read more
Adding a touch of spice to your logistics requirementsSAE would like to welcome one of our latest customer Spice Sanctuary, Canada to the UK market. We are pleased to provide them with a wide range of services including importing goods from overseas, specialist storage, handling, order fulfilment, and distribution… > Read more
Urgent perfume delivery! Time was of the essenceWhen it came to this perfume delivery, time really was of the essence. The client required a range of niche premium perfumes, to be delivered from a London location, to the department owned main distribution centre in the midlands… > Read more
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