Supply Chain

For large and small businesses alike, minimising operational expenses can help achieve a healthier profit margin as well as assist in keeping pace with competitors. As an independent contracting organisation, the Ship Supply Chain looks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all the services we offer to our clients, as well as your own. As we continue to maximise our purchasing power, V.Group are able to proactively lower the cost of services and provide your business with a more cost-effective strategy.

The V.Group supply chain involves the thorough planning, management and overseeing of all activities involved with the sourcing, procurement and logistics across our group. It also includes overseeing one of the most crucial components of our services – the coordination and collaboration between our suppliers and clients.

The maritime supply chain is a crucial component in the global economy and world trade, yet securing the most cost-effective price on your products and services isn’t always an easy task. However, with the global buying power of V.Group, you’ll be able to cut your overhead costs, cement operational continuity and operate a more efficient service that maximises profitability and productivity.

At V.Group, our strategy aims to add value throughout supply chains by removing unnecessary costs, removing bottlenecks and focusing on increasing revenue. To make this happen, we work tirelessly to ensure our systems are responsive to the ever-evolving requirements and needs of our clientele. We also measure key performance indicators, relying on real-time data to make data-driven, forward-thinking decisions that shape the present and future strategies of our industry. By doing so, the team at V.Group can ensure the continuous improvement of the products and services that shape and determine the success of global supply chains.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the shipping supply chain operate globally?

The shipping supply chain is a global machine, carrying an estimated 80% of the world’s trade every year. Essentially a well-connected network spanning multiple continents, countries and oceans, shipping supply chains operate for the sole purpose of sourcing and supplying goods and services. As a result, they play a vital role in the global economy, involving the flow of information, processes and resources worldwide.

Are shipping logistics and supply chain management one in the same?

It can be quite easy to confuse shipping logistics with supply chain management. The easiest distinction to make between the two is that supply chains are responsible for the overall sourcing, processing and delivery of goods and products, while logistics specifically focuses on moving and storing goods between different supply chains and businesses.

What is purchasing power?

As the name suggests, purchasing power is the amount of products, services and/or goods that can be purchased with a unit of currency. In the maritime industry. V.Group has global purchasing power, the scale of which allows us to provide proactive, cost-effective marine-centric solutions to our clients including the procurement of operational goods and supplies.

How complex is the supply chain in the shipping industry?

The supply chain in the shipping industry is a well-oiled machine operating on a global scale with multiple moving parts and components. As well as carrying the responsibility of transporting approximately 80% of the world’s trade every year, the shipping industry also has its own supply chains that play a crucial role in ensuring the sector is moving as efficiently as possible. With this in mind, it’s fair to say both the supply chains the shipping industry supports, and the supply chains the industry relies on, are complex.

Efficient & Profitable Supply Chain Management

When it comes to supplies, minimising operational expenses, improving your profitability and surpassing your competitors isn’t always easy. However, with the global buying power of V.Group, it’s never been easier to ensure your services are efficient and profitable.

Working under the V.Group umbrella, Marcas is currently working with over 290 market-leading suppliers to service over 1500 vessels worldwide. We have over 20 years of procurement experience and can handle the logistical aspect of your supply chain with efficiency and ease.

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Marcas is the world's leading maritime organisation. We appreciate that running a successful business whilst obtaining products and services at a low price is extremely difficult. If you join the Marcas network you benefit straight away from our purchasing power on a global scale.

When you join our network we will never take control of your ordering, logistics or invoicing. We just aim to deliver you opportunities, benefits and savings.

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