Elanders operates three business areas: Print & Packaging, which mainly focuses on customised paper solutions, E-commerce, which is a photo book business, and Supply Chain Solutions, which now is the largest segment and offers various solutions ranging from logistics solutions to outsourcing of global deliveries including procurement, warehousing, configuration, production, distribution, order management, payment solutions and after-sales services.
The practice of outsourcing production and other asset-heavy activities in order to streamline organisations is a development that is likely to continue. Increasing digitalisation gives the opportunity to harness data that potentially could be leveraged.
The supply chain business is asset-heavy and demand is cyclical. Outsourcing is a competitive market and the margin is in the single digits, making it vulnerable in economic downturns.