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Established in 1978, IMPERIAL Distribution today has over 2 000 employees. A specialist in dedicated contract logistics with dedicated on-site management, the company operates within the IMPERIAL Logistics Consumer Products division. It has a fleet of over 650 trucks, utilised across more than 80 different contracts across South Africa, boasting a national management and business support infrastructure and has a track record in various types of supply chains, ranging across industries.

IMPERIAL Distribution is a specialist third party logistics (3PL) service provider that performs contract logistics for clients across various industries. Its expertise lie in operating dedicated logistics solutions that require focused management teams, facilities, assets and/or enablement technology. Furthermore, it is a lead logistics provider (LLP) for customers requiring this full service offering. The company adapts to the needs of its customers and their supply chains, across many sectors including FMCG, Packaging, Construction and Retail.

Service Offerings
Logistics Execution
- Order management and customer service processes
- Third party logistics (3PL) solutions
o Warehousing
o Bond stores
o Stock management
o Dispatch management
o Secondary distribution
o Reverse logistics
- Lead logistics provider (LLP) services
o Advanced planning services
o Primary transport
o Freight forwarding and clearing
o Container destuffing and distribution

Business Support
- AARTO administration
- Comprehensive insurance
- Financial management
- Asset base management
- 24-hour workshop
- IT support
- Risk and incident management

- Project management and continuous improvement services
- Tactical support and solutions design
o Network design
o Fleet size and compilation
o Inventory optimisation
o Route-to-market
- Transport Management Systems (TMS)
o Planning, control & management of transportation operations
- Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
o World class WMS system that can operate stand-alone or be integrated with most ERP systems
- Business Intelligence (BI) tools
o SLA and KPI management
o Automated reporting
o Visibility of operational activities

Key Business Strengths
- Specialists in dedicated contract logistics with dedicated onsite management
- National management and business support infrastructure
- Logistics partnering approach – 3PL or comprehensive LLP services
- Involvement in various types of supply chains in various industries
- Long-term client relationships
- Level 4 B-BBEE contributor with 125% procurement spend recognition level
- Proactive green logistics strategy including ongoing measurement
- Enablement technology for consistent planning, execution and measurement



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Address Cnr Kelvin and Derrick Road, Spartan, Johannesburg, South Africa  
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Latest Activity

Expanded service offering gives IMPERIAL Distribution the edge with joy global mining 26
Expanded service offering gives IMPERIAL Distribution the edge with joy global mining
Mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global Mining has awarded the outsource contract for its distribution service to IMPERIAL Distribution, part of the IMPERIAL Logistics Group. The three-and-a-half year contract, which was won on open tender, represents the company’s first in the mining industry.

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