Milk-Run and Cross-Dock

Automobile Manufacturer

Challenge

  • Need to establish logistics network supporting Just-In-Time production parts procurement.

Solutions

  • Organize milk-run collection from parts vendors according to production plan and purchasing order.
  • Cross-docking
  • Just-In-Time deliveries into manufacturing plant.
  • Exceptions management , such as delays and miss-shipments, and organizing special response.

Benefits

  • High frequency/small-lot deliveries to achieve reduced inventories.
  • Better truck utilization.