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Inventory Procurement and Ownership

With its inventory procurement and ownership solution, Panalpina has become the world’s only logistics service provider to offer outsourced inventory management to customers. Inventory procurement and ownership encompasses supplier network management, product sourcing, purchasing and storage of the selected inventory.


This holistic approach to supply chain management makes it even easier for customers to expand their global reach, freeing up both time and cash flow for their core business. Panalpina’s inventory procurement and ownership solution is a unique, one-stop solution; from core air and ocean freight services, to distributed manufacturing, storage and final installation.  Panalpina delivers complete supply chain solutions under a single point of contact for all your global requirements.

Your benefits

  • Increase your cash-to-cash cycle and reduce total cost of ownership in your supply chain through outsourced inventory ownership
  • Bring your products to market in the most efficient way possible; map your entire network and carefully select the best locations and transport routes
  • Focus on your core business while we negotiate with suppliers, using our decades of asset management expertise
  • Reduce inventory levels significantly across your business, leading to lower obsolescence and reduced waste
  • Minimize lead times by positioning inventory close to end-customers; manufacture, assemble, test, configure and repair products anywhere in the world using our global manufacturing and logistics network 

What we offer

  • Sourcing and procurement of both hardware and software on your behalf
  • Managing inventory through every stage in the supply chain
  • Assembling, configuring and testing both hardware and software under strict quality assurance standards
  • Labelling, asset tagging and custom packaging
  • Global logistics and warehouse solutions – including final-mile delivery of finished goods to end-customers
  • Full returns management and repair service

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See inventory procurement in action: Panalpina powers digital data centers for tech companies.