When it comes to choosing a logistics partner, industry-specific expertise, technology, engineering, scale and scope of services are all important considerations. XPO manages a wide variety of goods – from apparel, cosmetics, electronics and food, to aerospace parts, chemicals, medical equipment and more.
Our range of services includes contract logistics, highly engineered solutions and high-value-add services, such as kitting, packaging, personalization and reverse logistics. We have efficient processes in place for the management of returned merchandise, including inspection, refurbishment, recycling, disposal, refunding, warranty management and return-to-retail.
We invest approximately $550 million a year in technology, in large part to fund logistics innovation.
XPO is deploying industry-leading innovation across our expansive network of warehouses in North America and Europe. Our focus is on robotics, autonomous vehicles, automated sortation systems, drones and other cutting-edge technologies that speed goods through the supply chain.
We are equally invested in big data and machine learning. For example, we have developed predictive analytics that can forecast demand and the future rate of returns by product. Our proprietary warehouse management system accelerates logistics start-ups and adapts automation as needs change.
Our shared-space distribution network is a flexible, variable-cost solution for shippers in North America.
XPO Direct is a network of strategically placed XPO stockholding sites, cross-docks and last mile hubs that are used by multiple shippers at the same time. The network gives you access to our warehouse space, labor and technology as you need it, to save you a large capital investment.
XPO Direct is a valuable distribution strategy for multinational companies that serve the US market. The network positions inventory within two-day ground transportation of the vast majority of the US population without the need to incur substantial fixed costs. Our footprint shortens order-to-delivery time for e-commerce orders, industrial shipments and retail store replenishment, supported by our contract logistics, last mile and other services as needed.
XPO maintains AS9100 and AS9120 certifications for aerospace quality standards. We have made major investments in technology to create a state-of the-art logistics infrastructure that supports the launch of new aircraft and the critical maintenance of in-service fleet.
Additionally, we can provide logistics services to government agencies. Our capabilities include the receipt, storage and shipping of government-owned property and classified materials. In the US, we operate distribution centers with government clearance, in compliance with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) criteria.
While some agribusiness products have similar characteristics to chemicals, others have more in common with food. At XPO, we understand the unique requirements of each type of product. We use our experience to develop customized solutions that deliver best-in-class performance.
Drawing on our deep experience with agribusiness supply chains, we create innovative solutions for storage, handling, packaging, distribution and quality control, as well as value-added services such as raw materials testing and direct-to-farm delivery. We certify to FDA, EPA, BRC, AIB, USDA and GMP standards.
XPO provides expert logistics solutions for automotive customers. Our capabilities extend to the latest automation and robotics, designed to dramatically reduce costs while cutting speed-to-delivery. Our web-based portal provides visibility from supplier to end user, including shipments in transit.
As part of our partnership, we will continually evaluate your supply chain’s potential for improvement. The Lean methodologies we employ have deep roots in the automotive industry, with a long track record of driving out waste and increasing efficiency.
XPO has the process disciplines in place to provide high-quality, environmentally sound supply chain services to companies in the chemical industry. Our expertise with chemicals includes the manufacturing, packaging, storing, shipping and handling of basic and specialty products. Safety is our foremost priority. Our dedicated and public warehouse facilities adhere to all applicable government regulations and industry compliances.
In addition, we know how to solve the unique challenges of the oil and gas sector, such as remote work environments and local supplier management. Our methodologies support regulatory compliance by tracking customized key performance indicators, engaging the proper carriers and other service providers, and developing site-specific safety programs.
XPO provides turnkey contract logistics to meet the unique requirements of CPG companies. We bring decades of experience to bear in designing solutions that use advanced technology to realize sustainable efficiencies. We can also help you plan for fluctuations in demand and flex up or down as needed.
Whether your goods require high-volume warehousing and distribution, complex reverse logistics or omnichannel fulfillment, we are uniquely qualified to deliver consistent results in national and multinational markets.
XPO is known within the fashion industry as a multinational supply chain expert with extensive omnichannel resources in place. Our flexible services manage inbound flows through e-fulfilment, urban store deliveries and returns. This includes the ironing, labelling and packaging of garments, and automated order preparation. We can deliver items on hangers, make night-time deliveries and provide other special services.
We also offer full traceability, with cutting-edge technology that manages the specific requirements of fashion, such as product-color-size management, seasonal surges and timely replenishment of stock.
XPO is a logistics leader in the safe, compliant handling of food and beverages across all temperature ranges: frozen, refrigerated and dry storage. We are experts at managing variations in flows, with bonded warehouses and reliable air and sea import services. We can also manage line-side feeds and clearances directly at your factory.
Our range of experience includes high-volume reverse logistics, omnichannel fulfillment, recall management, lot-code/date-code tracking, mixing, packaging, manufacturing support, display builds and network optimization services.
XPO is experienced in the unique challenges of the healthcare industry, such as critical parts fulfillment, temperature-controlled environments and SEVESO/COMAH compliance for beauty products. Our agile networks are equipped to support time-critical deliveries in as little as two hours.
Key elements of our turnkey logistics solutions for healthcare are: in-place technology for order management, rigorous visibility of inventory and orders, tools to prevent shortages and manage expirations, and a flexible spare parts depot network.
XPO’s ISO-certified quality management system is ideal for industrial logistics. We can accelerate supplier onboarding, streamline inbound material flows, facilitate parts distribution and manage reverse logistics. The comprehensive solution we recommend will give you the full benefit of our scale.
Our technology provides real-time visibility – from suppliers to end-users – as well as custom analytics and KPIs. For construction companies, our responsive supply chain solutions keep pace with fluctuating cycles and seasonality.
XPO delivers a consistently superior consumer experience that builds loyalty and protects brands. We work with global, mass-market retailers, luxury brands, specialty stores, pure-play e-tailers and multichannel vendors. As the largest outsourced e-fulfilment provider in Europe, we offer our e-commerce customers industry-leading expertise and advanced technology.
Brick-and-mortar retailers can leverage our warehouses, transport solutions, labor and technology as an integrated omnichannel strategy. We use advanced automation and robotics to minimize the time between order and fulfillment, and we can monetize returned merchandise for a seamless solution.
XPO is a leading provider of technology sector logistics for direct-to-consumer and retail fulfillment, distribution, returns management and repairs. Each day, we process hundreds of thousands of products for some of the biggest names in the telecommunications and electronics industries.
Our teams have extensive experience with electrostatic discharge, management of high-security areas, product configuration and testing. We can integrate reverse logistics processes and repair operations, including OEM-certified repair, warranty adjudication, product disposition and payment processing.
XPO can design your aftermarket supply chain to enhance uptime and improve customer retention. We will leverage our scale, expertise and technology when managing your aftermarket logistics for optimal service and stock levels.
As your lead logistics provider, or LLP, XPO will designate a single point of contact to oversee daily activities and serve as your company’s advocate in managing service providers, including other third-party logistics providers.
XPO can manage all aspects of inbound logistics, from complex transportation to point-of-use delivery of assembly line components. We know how to optimize flows, maximize production space, automate replenishment and regulate inventory through a vendor-managed model.
XPO is a global leader in the management of goods. By using our public warehousing solution for short or long-term needs, you can shift from fixed to variable costs with seasonal flexibility, supported by our technology and experienced operators. If you do business in the US, you may also be interested in our XPO Direct shared-space distribution network.
Globally, XPO manages over 170 million returns a year. Our services include: cleaning, inspection, repackaging, refurbishment, return-to-retail or disposal, refunding and warranty management. We have developed predictive analytics that can forecast the future rate of returns and adjust for seasonality, helping our customers plan ahead for inventory and labor requirements.
XPO’s team of data scientists can analyze the most complex supply chains to identify unrealized potential and engineer transformations. Our cross-functional technology platform analyzes trends and data for inventory optimization and helps formulate strategies for speed-to-market and multichannel management.
The numerous services integrated into our logistics sites add significant value, while controlling costs. In addition to packaging and co-packing, we can provide kitting, product bundling, collateral fulfillment, gift wrapping, channel-specific boxing and labeling, retail compliance and display building, as well as monogramming, laser etching and other customizations.