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    Providing Logistics Expertise to the Industrial Market

    Dec 6, 2019 7:27:00 PM / by Cecilia Noguera

    The manufacturing of transportation equipment such as aircraft, locomotives, passenger trains, and trucks has one of the most complex supply chains imaginable. Its complexity is due to the large variety of products, long production lead times, and increasing storage and transportation costs. Although it seems as if there is no common ground between these industries, there’s certainly a lot that can be learned and implemented from one to the other.

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    For example, there are many lessons learned from activities as common as those experienced in the automotive industry that can be transferred to something more specific, like the train manufacturing sector. In both cases, storage space and stock periodicity are very important, with a need to transport a variety of parts great distances to the final production line site.

    There was a recent business case where GEODIS’ expertise in the automotive industry assisted a European train manufacturer in the reduction of their stock period coverage by improving their processes and sourcing strategy. We also pushed to move the customer towards a “zero-warehouse” concept where they would eliminate storage at the production plant and, instead, have parts delivered just-in-time from an external, advanced warehouse.

    In cases such as these, a global and multi-industry expertise can make all the difference between growing with pain or expanding with gratification.

     

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    Topics: Customer Loyalty, Supply Chain Solutions, Customer Satisfaction, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Network Design, Supply Chain Optimization, Cost Savings

    Cecilia Noguera

    Written by Cecilia Noguera

    Cecilia is a Visual Experience Manager at GEODIS. She has a degree in Advertising Art Direction and knowledge of photography, graphic design and web design. She joined GEODIS 8 years ago in Argentina and is now working in Mexico.