Agricultural Products Case Study – Branded Products & Specialised Sourcing

The Client

Our client is an agricultural company that seeks to improve global food security by providing farmers with the tools to better manage their crops and farm practices. They specialise in biotechnology and deliver integrated agricultural products including leading seed varieties, seed care, crop protection products, and expert agronomic advice and other technologies. Our client is a leading company in the Australian agricultural industry and is committed to supporting our Aussie farmers.

The Challenge

Our client approached us with the task of sourcing a number of specific, brand-named merchandise items that they wished to have branded with their company logo. These products include; woollen socks, fishing lures, ratchet straps, Drizabone cooler bags and Leatherman blades. Acquiring these items cost effectively was a significant challenge, as was the task of having all of the items re-branded with their logo. Warehousing and distribution of these items to their specific locations also were difficult for them to do alone.

The Solution

One of our primary attributes at CostSmart is our ability to source, develop, manufacture or acquire products and their effective management and storage. Our client approached us for help as we already have a strong partnership from the many promotional products we procure and store for them. Concerning this latest challenge, we were able to successfully source, brand, store and distribute newly required products for them due to our strong relations with supply chain partners. CostSmart was able to assist by procuring goods directly from manufacturing sources, warehousing them in our storage facilities and distributing products to their centres as required. This ensured accurate cost allocations and budget achievements for the company.

The Outcome

Substantial cost savings were achieved due to direct procurement from manufacturing sources. In addition, our client’s account managers were able to efficiently order their stock using the Customised EStore Solution created by CostSmart and have them delivered promptly. Not only this, CostSmart were able to organise industry standard testing on the ratchet straps to ensure the highest degree of safety for our client. CostSmart essentially acted as an extension of the brand to help manage and coordinate product procurement, product rebranding, warehousing and logistics (3PL). We specialise in these areas to provide greater cost savings and efficiencies for our clients.