Distribution & Fulfillment for the Automotive Industry
The automotive industry involves the organization and distribution of tens of thousands of different SKUs. You need a 3pl fulfillment company that can manage such a diverse number of parts. We also understand that fulfilling automotive part orders is very different from any other industry.
Just In Time Shipping
The automotive industry demands just in time (JIT) shipping. JIT is a management strategy that aligns raw-material orders from suppliers directly with production schedules. Companies use this strategy to increase efficiency and decrease waste by receiving goods only as they need them, which reduces inventory costs. This method requires producers to forecast demand accurately.
The JIT inventory system contrasts with just-in-case strategies, wherein producers hold sufficient inventories to have enough products to absorb maximum market demand.
While meeting JIT requirements is often the largest hurdle to overcome within the auto industry, doing so offers many benefits. The connectivity and real-time data of Industry 4.0 make even the strictest shipping deadlines possible.
From large bumpers and body panels to tiny bolts and screws, there’s a wide variety of parts that need management in the automotive industry. As the supply chain becomes more in-depth and complex, you need a warehouse facility to manage such diversity.
Because there is such diversity in the SKUs, there are also diverse storage, fulfillment, and transportation needs demanded by the automotive industry. The efficient handling of all these materials is essential.
Accurate Order Fulfillment
Accurate order fulfillment is essential in this industry because a late or incorrect order creates a chain reaction. Accurate order fulfillment also ensures your company saves money on returns and keeps the reputation of your brand thriving.
Together we can turn your logistics strategy into your strongest line of defense against costly shutdowns.
Oftentimes the automotive industry requires the storage of hazardous materials. Whether that be chemicals, airbags, batteries, or miscellaneous fluids, New Age Logistics has the proper systems in place to safely store these materials. We understand how to work with DOT compliance for labeling and transportation to ensure your company is always in compliance.
Trust New Age's logistics experience and expertise to handle your distribution and fulfillment needs for the automotive industry. We're confident that we will be able to help you and your business. Call us today to speak with a New Age representative or fill out our contact form.