retail distribution

City Logistics is a specialist distribution service provider to South African retailers, with a specific emphasis on Apparel and Footwear. Our loyal customer base enables us to provide the capacity to deliver a financially viable solution and maintain performance level efficiencies consistently @ 99%.

 

We are proud to count the following brands as our customers: Mr Price Apparel and Mr Price Home, Sheet Street, Milady’s, PEP Stores, Pick n Pay Clothing, Edgars, Style, Legit, Jam Clothing, Tekkie Town, Mr Tekkie, Power Fashion Factory, H&M, Zara, Quiksilver and many more.

Mobile advertising

City Logistics offers this most effective marketing medium to advertise on its fleet of vehicles, reaching selected and targeted areas anywhere in South Africa.

The extensive footprint available provides our clients with the unique opportunity to increase their brand awareness and market penetration most effectively on our mobile billboards.

economy road freight

A network of 14 depots and a fleet exceeding 1000 vehicles, enables us to provide an Economy Road freight solution, with a focus on Suppliers into the Retail industry. We have a clear understanding of the required IT systems and processes to manage and link orders, invoices and PODs. Digital confirmation of delivery is updated on the day of delivery and PODs are available online.

e-commerce

City Logistics has developed an E-commerce delivery service for all merchandise, including bulkier products, such as appliances, furniture and sporting equipment.

We manage the process end-to-end: from contacting the customer to the moment the sale is concluded, keeping the customer informed on the fulfillment process, scheduling the delivery at a convenient time for the customer and following up to ensure customer satisfaction.

Line-haul

Line-haul operations play a pivotal role in connecting distribution networks. City Logistics dynamic Operations team is backed by a 24/7/365 Control Centre, so vehicles are constantly monitored and to ensure the safety of drivers and cargo. The range of line-haul services include local, long distance and cross border deliveries, in addition to Contract logistics and Dedicated fleet solutions to customers in the FMCG, Retail, Industrial and Automotive industries. We are unique as we offer FTL solutions that are supported by our extensive Distribution network, with integrated infrastructures.

 

A wide variety of vehicles provide the most efficient solutions for customers, ranging from 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 Truck Tractors with semi-trailers, to interlinks and PBS (abnormal) trailer configurations , which boast high volume and high payload benefits.

 

We are very proud of the calibre of our drivers, who are all highly trained to provide an expert level of service and uphold City Logistics vision. Monthly driver scoring indexes are monitored, rating drivers’ performances significantly above the industry average, enabling a consistent, efficient and safe linehaul service. The Risk and Fleet management services play a key role in distinguishing our competitive edge.

DISTRIBUTION CENTRE MANAGEMENT

With over 100,000sqm of warehousing space, City Logistics provides a complete Distribution Centre management service to several blue-chip South African retailers. Servicing all storage and crossdocking requirements, both bulk and break-bulk consignments are managed to ensure optimal inventory management for customers. Operating systems range from our in-house Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP and recognized best of breed High Jump software.

 

Distribution Centre conveyor systems:

  • Carousel Conveyor systems in Durban and Cape Town.
  • Driven Conveyor lines at facilities: Centurion, Polokwane, Bloemfontein.
  • Extender belts at all sites

Benefits:

  • Increased efficiency and productivity of the Receiving, sorting and Loading processes.
  • Improved stock flow from Receiving to Loading, facilitating the crossdock procedure.
  • Reduced operational movement within the warehouse.
  • Reduced handling of cartons and potential damages.

DEDICATED CONTRACTS

In order to provide the operational efficiency of a dedicated fleet, but without the burdens of ownership, City Logistics has developed customized logistic solutions. Typically consisting of a dedicated supply of specific vehicles and staff, in line with the customer’s operational needs, enabling the customer to share in the benefits of procurement, maintenance and risk management capacity.

 

Contract Logistics aims to free up customers’ management capacity and balance sheet, enabling focus on core business activities.

INTO AFRICA

The efficient road-freight network extends from South Africa to Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique. Through an associated subsidiary, we provide logistics solutions worldwide, with a specific network of agencies aimed to address the specific challenges of shipping into Africa. City Logistics export knowledge in this field is well recognized by blue-chip multinational groups.