Responsiveness is crucial in spare parts logistics, particularly for cars. To fulfil increasingly short deadlines and late cut-offs, and optimise their transport costs, supply chain managers must implement a perfectly oiled mechanism, to be able to deal directly with preparing several thousands of orders in just a few hours.
These “tight flow” logistics are set apart by their ever-growing number of references and the great diversity of its items and orders, particularly with multiple out-sized products. Managing returns is an integral part of the trade, as are the highly diverse frequencies with which references are rotated.
A large item reference base as well as a great diversity of references
Diversity of orders, going from unit to pallet
|Deliveries multiple times a day and urgent orders|
Need for traceability and tracking serial numbers