Brand Logistics

Working closely with Client marketing, activation teams and their design agencies, True North’s solution spans the end-to-end implementation of creative through to consumer experience. Our suite of technology facilitates the planning and workflow processes, together with software solutions for digital promotions: either in-house or outsourced manages services. Our specialists introduce alternative construction designs and product innovation along the path-to-purchase. We deliver Clients numerous advantages through the broadest range of manufacturing technologies and distribution best practices.

Proven with many of the largest brands in New Zealand and Australia, True North brings a unique level of service with favourable differences. Our specialist knowledge and belief that genuinely working in our Client’s best interests is in our best interests, leads to long-term successful relationships.

Building a detailed understanding of each Client, their brands, organisation structure and processes, we configure our solution to meet the needs of individuals as well as the corporate goals. Our systems link to Client systems, and extend throughout brand implementation, fulfilment, storage and distribution. This assures the fastest result, matching individual brand standards – effective for the largest and smallest job.

Where needed we customise and develop software applications that facilitate the roles involved. As a proactive partner, we continually seek opportunities to implement best practice and make their work easier. We remove the fiddly stuff, or handle it for them.

True North’s involvement is complementary to the relationship between Client and agency. We bring an awareness of the broadest range of alternatives and a proficiency in terms of the deliverables. Our knowledge of manufacturing options and procurement practices deliver more cost effective solutions, allowing Clients to do more within their budgets. The supplier base brings an enviable level of capacity and enables us to produce work within the shortest possible lead-times. Quality assurance and on-time delivery are fundamental elements in our performance.

All requirements are assessed by specialists who are free from bias to select the optimum solution. This team draws upon our continuous research and initiatives within a highly effective support structure. We remove cost, introduce innovation and help improve the process. Clients enjoy peace of mind with True North in their team.

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True North Brand Logistics Diagram

A Bit About Us

We’re here to help organisations navigate a better way to source supplies.

Applying our mantra Save, Simplify, Innovate we reduce costs, facilitate the processes and introduce the latest, most effective choices. Our solutions consist of three layers; Technology, Managed Services (or Client in-house resources) and Advisory.

Depending on the objectives of our Client, the solution may span their entire supply chain or focus on specific areas of need, such as Health & Safety, Print Management or Brand Logistics.

True North ValuesIndependence
Free from bias. Our qualified selection of the best-fit technology provides savings and innovation.

Efficiency
Sustainable service is delivered at lower margins. Our world-class system facilitates a lower cost structure. Quality assurance processes deliver work that’s right the first time.

People
Attracting the best in the industry, through our culture, our customers and the satisfaction of delivering a superior service.

Integrity
Assuring transparency and ownership of our promises. Respecting clients, agencies and our suppliers. Fiscally and environmentally responsible.

Direction
Understanding the ever-changing needs of our clients. Researching and recommending continuous enhancements across the total cost of ownership.

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• The Salvation Army via The Warehouse Group
• Oxfam via Choice Hotels

What Our Clients Say

” True North continue to set the bar for what we now view as a “best in class” supplier relationship “
” True North are a true partner to multiple functions at Lion BSW NZ. They are passionate and continue their focus on innovation, quality and process improvements. Their value-add expands past print solutions without any loss of momentum over the 2+ years we have worked together. “
” True North bridged the gap between our multiple creative agencies and internal teams. Their servicing was second to none and they remained calm under pressure despite our ever changing demands. “
” True North offers a unique level of transparency and price assurances that has continued from the beginning of our relationship. “
” True North continually challenge the status quo using new techniques to give us hard and soft cost savings. “
” True North is a genuine strategic sourcing partner. They provide a unique service, are quick and proactive “
” True North have made life easy! They bring solutions, not problems to the projects that we work on. “
” True North understands the challenges we face. “
” True North are great at working with several different parts of our company on multiple jobs, with complete success in terms of achieving deadlines and budget. “
” True North facilitated and virtually singlehandedly managed the massive task of helping us re-launch our entire collection of corporate and marketing collateral. “
” Their implementation experience and investment in additional resource for the initial phase was another key point of difference, meaning we experienced a seamless transition to an enhanced solution. “
” True North saved 15% off annual print budget with no impact to quality or quantity. “
” True North retained focus at all times and guided us towards the most effective, innovative and cost-efficient ideas, helping us create a hugely successful rebranding experience. “
” True North’s implementation experience and investment in resource was another key point of difference, meaning we experienced a seamless transition to an enhanced solution “
” True North is second to none in their understanding of the technical aspects of print supply. They are tireless in their pursuit of excellence and passionate about exceeding their customers’ expectations “
” True North are exemplary at making short lead-times work, which removes a whole load of pressure from us and no doubt the Brand Managers. They are always flexible, efficient and approachable. “
” Our relationship with True North is a perfect example of a collaborative way of working and I can imagine they would be like this in any environment. “
” True North managed the reprint of hundreds of documents that they then dispatched to numerous locations based on over 500 individual orders, during our rebrand. I cannot recommend them highly enough. “
” True North understands the challenges we face as a New Zealand-based FMCG company. By focusing on us, the marketing collateral they produced is clear, cost effective, and of the highest quality reflecting our new brand “

Planning

Workflow tools to help budget and define Who, What, Where to and When.

Construction Design

Partnering your creative agencies to optimise cut-through, brand experience and function.

Print

Delivering quality products at the best possible prices, plus introducing new ideas.

Merchandise

Sourcing all branded materials through proven local and off-shore manufacturers.

Fulfilment & Distribution

End-to-end integration of each element through to timely delivery to team, customer and consumer.