The demand for 5PL services has increased gradually in recent years as a result of the rise of e-commerce, an increase in international trade activities, and increased supply chain complexities. The post-pandemic increase in ready-to-cook food categories is also a major reason for the increase in this sector’s 5PL service segment.
“The launch of 5PL services has opened up a huge opportunity for us to convert our existing 3PL accounts to 5PL accounts,” said Sunil Nair, CEO of Snowman Logistics. This is a win-win situation for us and our customers because we have been the industry leader in cold chain and integrated solutions for the last three decades.
We are now offering one-stop distribution services, right from the manufacturing plant to the consumption points, by leveraging our expertise, network of suppliers and customers, and offering distribution and consolidation services in addition to our existing solutions, allowing us to add value and increase earnings from our existing businesses without investing in infrastructure. We have already begun offering this service to IKEA, Tim Hortons, and Baskin Robbins, and we intend to expand aggressively in this segment.”
Snowman Logistics will now offer distribution and consolidation services, as well as sourcing on behalf of its customers, in addition to the existing 3PL services of transportation and warehousing. In this model, we work as an extension of the client’s organisation, developing suppliers, negotiating pricing on their behalf, auditing manufacturing plants, sharing production and requirement planning, buying stocks from them, consolidating in warehouse, and selling to clients. The Snowman Quality Team completes the vendor onboarding process after an extensive quality audit, commercial benchmarking, and due diligence.
Mohit Khattar, CEO of Graviss Foods Pvt Ltd – Baskin Robbins, stated in a statement, “Snowman has been our 3PL partner for the last decade or so.” Their national presence, cold chain logistics experience, and high-quality infrastructure across cities add value and assurance to our partners and operations. Now that they’ve expanded their offering of services, we have new opportunities to collaborate and grow our respective businesses.”
Snowman Logistics is a cold chain and integrated temperature-controlled logistics service provider with 43 warehouses in 17 major Indian cities and a total pallet capacity of 130,201. Gateway Distriparks Limited is the parent company.