From Cost Management to Compliance: The Answers to Your Logistics Concerns

According to a report issued by Fortune Magazine, 94% of the Fortune 1000 companies faced Covid-19 induced supply chain disruptions. This figure and, more generally, the pandemic, highlighted how central to a company’s health its logistics operations are.


Does your company rely on domestic or international shipping?

Understanding where the disruptions come from is thus essential to conducting smooth operations, and the first step toward finding the right strategies to ensure one’s business runs smoothly.

Today, ASI Logistics dives into the main concerns businesses have in regard to supply chain and logistics operations, and the best practices to ensure their logistics operations not only run smoothly, yet also elevate their efficiency and even integrate into successful strategies.

Cost Managementt: Spending Where It Matters

Businesses around the world are concerned about how to best optimize their costs and correctly channel their spendings and investments into the functions that create the most value. Logistics operations are no exception to this logic, and finding the right solution that meets your business needs and priorities is essential.



Your logistics partner should thus, first and foremost, be an attentive ear who takes the time to understand your business and its specificities and offers informed solutions.

At ASI Logistics, we do not believe in the “one-size-fits-all” rhetoric. Our customer-centric ethos is engrained in the designing of built-to-suit, customized logistics solutions. Whether your project calls for velocity, cost-optimization, multi-modal transportation, route optimization, or out-of-the-box solution, we treat your demand with diligence.

Thanks to our extensive portfolio of services, our teams of experts present in 8 key locations, our trusted partners, and our worldwide network, you are sure to be provided with the perfect solution to fit your needs.

Supply Chain Disruptions: Leveraging Flexibility in Uncertain Times

Disruptions in the supply chain, such as natural disasters, geopolitical events, or transportation disruptions, can have a significant impact on a company’s logistics operations.


At ASI Logistics, we are committed to being the most up-to-date and responsive in case of such disruptions. Our a solution to any disprution.

Inventory Management: Meeting Customers’ Demands While Minimizing Costs

Inventory management is a critical aspect of logistics operations. Companies need to balance having enough inventory on hand to meet customer demand while minimizing the costs associated with carrying excess inventory. The perfect equilibrium of this tricky balance lies in both your business model and the overall business environment you evolve in.

Relying on a flexible and responsive logistics and freight forwarding partner nevertheless remains a staple of successfully optimizing your inventory management to the needs and priorities of the time.


ASI Logistics offers scalable and connected warehousing (bonded and non-bonded) and distributions services and optimizes their solutions to fit your needs, while our teams are dedicated to ensuring your goods arrive on time and in perfect conditions so they can meet your needs and your clients when and where they’re needed!

By working with us, you ensure that the priorities of your partner are aligned with yours, and can focus on matters the most: satisfy your customers.

Compliance & Regulations: Ensuring Smooth Import & Export

Companies need to comply with a variety of regulations and requirements related to logistics operations, including safety regulations, customs requirements, and environmental regulations. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in significant fines and other penalties, in short, with great disruptions.



Being up-to-date and informed about these regulations can be challenging, especially for businesses that lie on the smaller side.

With 15 years of expertise, readily informed teams, and an ethos of open communication and clarity, ASI Logistics is dedicated to ensuring your shipments go through registration and customs smoothly.

Logistics and freight forwarding efficiency are essential to a business’ success. That is the reason why we developed comprehensive sets of services that cover all the needs that might arise over the course of your company’s journey!

For the past 15 years, ASI Logistics has built a solid presence and expertise in the Asian region. With offices in 6 strategic locations, well-established partnerships, and worldwide network, we enable our customers to benefit from worldwide, flexible logistics and freight forwarding services, tailored to fit their needs.


Our goal

Provide businesses with seamless and optimized logistics and freight forwarding operations from, to, and within Asia.


ASI Logistics’ core values

👉Customer Centricity👈


👉People Development👈


Incoterms guide #2: What is Ex Works (EXW)?

If your business is involved in international trade and your operations include importing or exporting goods, being aware of the intricacies and implications of your transactions and trade deals is essential. Hence, the importance of having a sound understanding of the various Incoterms that state who is responsible for the transportation and delivery of goods.

After covering FOB in our last Incoterms Guide, today, we tackle another frequently used Incoterm: Ex Works, or EXW.

Which costs and responsibilities are born by the seller and the buyer under this Incoterm, and what are the other implications of this trade agreement? Read this guide!

What is Ex Works?

Under EXW, the seller is typically only responsible for making the goods available at a designated location (typically, their factory or warehouse). They thus only have to ensure the goods are preparedpackaged, and ready to be loaded at the said location on the agreed date.

In turn, the buyer assumes all the costs and responsibilities of transporting the goods to their destination.

Under standard EXW, the buyer is in charge and bearing the risks of loading the goods at their pick-up location, transportation, arranging export/import formalities, and customs clearance, if any.

What about in pratice? A real life example of Ex Works

What does Ex Works imply? The pros and cons

1. Ex Works advantages the seller

Transportation costs and associated risks are borne by the buyer. Hence, this Incoterm favors the seller since they only have to package and make them available at a designated location. In contrast, the buyer has to bear all the costs, responsibilities, and risks associated with the transportation of the goods.


2. The buyer is responsible for exporting the goods

In other words, they have to obtain or have in their possession an export license to ship the goods.


3. The buyer is responsible for customs clearance in the origin country

This means that if the seller's information is incorrect, the subsequent additional costs are the buyer's responsibility.

4. EXW is one of the cheapest Incoterms for the buyer (even though one of the most burdensome)

EXW can be one of the least expensive options first because buyers can control their costs and select and arrange the most cost-effective transportation option. This includes having the possibility to consolidate purchases from several sellers, i.e., optimizing shipping costs through needing fewer containers. Second, EXW is one of the cheapest options when purchasing goods because the seller bears no costs or obligations and does not reflect them in the pricing.


5. The buyer works with trusted representatives and logistics providers

Trusted representatives can make a huge difference in ensuring the goods are made available in the agreed terms by the seller and effectively shipped from the country of origin. Similarly, partnering with a reliable logistics provider is essential for the buyer when they bear all the costs and risks of the associated steps.

At ASI Logistics, our goal is to make navigating your logistics operations easy! Customer centricity is part of our DNA, and so is ensuring you access the most adapted logistic solutions to fit your needs.

We provide you with all the necessary resources, information, guidance, services, and operational reliability to ensure that you keep your peace of mind under Ex Work or any other Incoterm!



Flexibility and customization in logistics: what does it mean?

Do you believe that, in the logistics and freight forwarding industry, every day is the same, and every project follows the same pattern?

The reality of our industry is, in fact, infinitely more stimulating! The most accurate statement we could make about our daily operations is that our clients' needs and demands are as heterogenous as they are unique.

Indeed, there is no more one-size-fits-all pre-made set of services than there exists a hypothetical average customer.

At ASI Logistics, customer centricity is at the heart of our ethos, which means flexibility and customization are at the core of our processes. Rather than making our clients fit into a ready-made offer, we built our success on designing solutions around your specific needs and constraints.

Discover the work of our Cambodian team

At ASI Logistics, we adapt to the demands of our clients.

Check out how our team in Cambodia handled the special request of our client by adapting their delivery to their needs, unloading and placing the construction material cargoes where it was the most the most convenient and efficient for our customer.

Understanding your priorities and acting upon them is our priority! 

Our vision of logistics

In practice, our vision relies on three pillars:


1. Fourteen years of expertise in logistics and freight forwarding

Our know-how enables us to transform your demands into concrete and reliable sets of services adapted to your specific constraints and needs.


2. An extended portfolio of services

Our ability to act upon your demands relies on a wide array of services, including value-added logistics services.

Our expertise in the latter, together with the ability to offer you tailor-made solutions are what built our reputation and success.

3. A dedicated team who understands your priorities

Our guiding principle is to build long-lasting relationships with our partners. We believe in the value of sustainable collaboration and conduct of operations. Such a  commitment is brought to life by our teams as we empower and entrust them to understand your needs and design the most fitted logistics and freight forwarding solutions with you and for you.

At ASI Logistics, we celebrate the uniqueness of every request and place customer centricity at the heart of our ethos!