Our Supply Chain

Supply Chain is our third party logistics service. We provide our customers with an integrated operation covering order fulfilment, storage and distribution, all of which can be scaled and customised to fit our specific business requirements.

Efficient business practices combined with decades of experience in suppying third party logistics helps us understand the invidual needs of our customers. Our friendly and professional team give us the edge over large 3PL logistics providers and our growing customer base is testament to our dedication towards our supply chain management service.

We use Manhattan Scale® to manage the storage, picking and packing of orders and COGI® to identify the least cost route to your customer. This industry leading supply chain management software combined with our comprehensive distribution services gives customers tangible operational and financial benefits from our third party logistics.

Manhattan Scale® is the core of our supply chain logistics service, managing your products from receipt through to despatch. The weight, size, description, and even ownership within your company is recorded at receipt, which lays the foundation for managing your stock in the most efficient way.

Clients access our Manhattan® system to manage their own stock, input order details, and select reports online completely securely from a live system, providing complete transparency with our third party logistics service.

From receipt to despatch, Manhattan® and COGI® are working for you as part of our supply chain logistics service. At receipt your stock code is recorded on Manhattan®, including weights and dimensions. A full description including an internal owner of the stock can be recorded for the route to market or brand owner allocation.


Manhattan® directs the workflow through the supply chain operation and electronically tags every movement. It operates to all FCFS rules for stock selection including batch control, quarantines, maximum call offs by allocation or date and units of issue.

Programmed minimum stock levels working with the allocated purchase orders means we can manage your call downs from suppliers, keeping you up to date with extensive reporting capabilities.

Manhattan® can report on every element of your stock management and, because we use Business Objects® to manage this data, it is completely flexible and can be delivered to your inbox when you need it.

As part of our supply chain logistics, the picking process is driven by Manhattan®, telling our pickers where, how many, in what UOI, and to what priority, all based on the rules we agree with you. All picking is completed using hand held terminals linked through Wi-Fi so the status of a shipment or stock level is live, always.

Once picked, your order is prepared and packed by people who know your stock. The right type of packaging is selected based on the nature of the goods, taking into account how fragile or bulky they are, and the destination and mode of transport. Customer branded documentation can be provided in the form of invoices, packing slips, or just a label.

Whether your order is going to Paris, Sydney, Beijing or Accrington, our third party logistics service benefits from over 50 years experience in delivering customers’ orders on time.

Through our comprehensive domestic network of major parcel carriers, sameday, and pallet carriers, we ensure our customers get the best balance between service and cost with a professional level of customer service. If your order is destined further afield, we can manage that through our Freight or Express divisions.

Our reverse logistics service provides a cost-effective and simple supply chain management solution to any reverse logistics requirements. Our product recall management system provides collections from both customers and retailers with an electronic log off, online report, and inventory.

For trade returns, an online up-to-date inventory provides immediate analysis of returns data. Our experienced technical team help our customers make informed supply chain management decisions regarding repair, rework, and disposal.

As part of our supply chain logistics services, our solutions division provides the support you often need but cannot find easily. Whether it is embroidery, laser etching, overwrapping, or shrinkwrapping, we can support your third party supply chain management through every step.

Limited Fiscal Representation is the easiest, fiscally compliant, solution with lowest thresholds. This way EU Vat is kept neutral and takes maximum advantage on liquidity/cashflow in the whole import and Sales chain.

If you would like to know more about this click here or contact:

Jan Kalkman
Director the Netherlands
Seabourne Express BV
T: 0031-40-2353300
E: jkalkman@seabourne-group.com

Seabourne Group and Maco Customs Service joint venture improves your cashflow importing goods into the EU. Value added service of the Seabourne Group and their “Manhattan” warehouse management system together with value added service of Maco Customs Service can be beneficial for everybody. Seabourne Group & Maco Customs Service licenses like AEO, Fenex and IATA are in place to make both challenges simpler. Maco Customs Service can declare the goods for importation, can act as the Limited Fiscal Representative for the VAT which improves your cashflow where Seabourne Group solves the logistical flow of goods and provides Maco Customs Service and Dutch Tax Authorities with the requested reports.

If you would like to know more about this joint venture and how this can be beneficial for you as well, please download the joint venture presentation or contact:

Jordie Geuyen
Business Development Manager
Seabourne Express Courier BV
T: 0031-40-2353300
E: jgeuyen@seabourne-group.com

Fiscal Representation in the Netherlands is the easiest, fiscally compliant, solution with lowest thresholds.

This way EU Vat is kept neutral and takes maximum advantage on liquidity/cashflow in the whole import and Sales chain.

If you would like to know more about this click here or contact:

Jan Kalkman
Director the Netherlands
Seabourne Express BV
T: 0031-40-2353300
E: jkalkman@seabourne-group.com