These are turbulent times for the automotive sector. Among them are a challenging environment for global growth, especially in emerging markets, increasing government regulations to meet emissions targets, rising consumer expectations for personalization, mobility concepts and decreasing product cycle times.
In order to survive manufacturers must adapt and rethink their supply chains. Production is moving closer to consumption, and new players are entering the market to support an emerging era of vehicles that are becoming technology on wheels.
DHL brings proven expertise, scale and industry-leading solutions to help exploit new market opportunities by maximizing efficiency, minimizing risk and improving supply chain agility.View website
DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics solutions. We have offices in more than 80 countries and an international network of partners and agents. Over 40,000 DSV employees deliver a worldwide annual revenue of $12 billion.
We provide logistics services to the automotive industry, which is one of the most complex sectors of all due to the ever-increasing flow of materials between continents and the diverse range of supply chain strategies employed. For well over 20 years, DSV has been recognized and trusted by OEMs and tier suppliers around the world for its innovative approach, commitment to quality and robust network covering the whole supply chain.
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Evolution Time Critical has been delivering the world’s finest premium and emergency logistics to the automotive industry since 2001. Our award-winning team is trusted by vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers worldwide.
Our activities cover every part of the world, from developing countries with challenging infrastructures to the most sophisticated automotive manufacturing regions. Rigorous research provides access to creative solutions via highly specialist local partners while a combination of tenacity, detailed understanding of local issues, and expertise in all critical transport modes, ensures the fastest, most efficient progress at every stage.
Many automotive companies integrate Evolution services with their lean supply chain strategies, developing contingency plans that will immediately resolve potential failures, so they are able to reduce cost and inventory with confidence.
Evolution’s success in driving excellence in time critical logistics has received global recognition with prestigious awards from respected global benchmarking organisation Frost & Sullivan, and the Institute of Transport Management.
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Priority Freight is a leading time-critical automotive supply chain specialist, helping you to meet complex and urgent international transport challenges.
When parts are needed to keep you operational, we understand the need for a fast response, and a reliable and secure solution to maintain your supply chain. We can assist at every level, from the shipping of small components or fragile prototype parts to arranging dedicated solutions to support large volume or weight.
Priority Freight’s high level of skill and specialism in the automotive industry recently earned us recognition from the British International Freight Association via its Specialist Services Award, after our expert team completed a demonstrable multi-faceted, intercontinental challenge in an extremely tight timeframe to prevent a major manufacturing shutdown.
Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, your freight is our priority.
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Beijing Changjiu Logistics Co, founded in 2003, is the largest domestic third-party automobile logistics company in China. It was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on August 10th, 2016 (Stock Code 603569). Changjiu’s business scope includes finished vehicle logistics, automotive parts logistics, international logistics, second-hand vehicle logistics and warehousing services. It provides a whole supply chain service for OEMs and automotive parts suppliers, including warehousing, consolidation, packaging, logistics planning, distribution and other value-added services.
The company has 6,000 trucks under its control, four ro-ro vessels in operation, and over 2m sq.m of warehousing resources on hand. It transported 3.08m units in 2016.
CDC was established as a subsidiary of Changjiu in 2011 to provide inbound logistics services for the group’s clients. As one of the leading automotive logistics companies in China, CDC focuses on innovation to provide integrated services for both domestic and global customers. Its business scope includes returnable packaging design, manufacture and operations, CKD/SKD packaging, production logistics, spare parts logistics, supply chain IT, and other value-added logistics services.View website
CHEP is part of Brambles (ASX: BXB), a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The group specialises in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns approximately 500m pallets, crates and containers through a global network of approximately 850 service centres. Brambles serves several industries including retail, aviation, oil and gas, and manufacturing.
CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions is one of the dedicated divisions within Brambles, working with over 3,000 customers including the top OEM and tier one brands globally since 1975. With its environmentally friendly, cost-saving, multi-user shared container pooling service, CHEP reduces the total supply chain cost per part whilst improving the efficiency and carbon footprint of its customers.View website
Finished vehicle logistics has the highest empty-mile factor of any transportation sector worldwide. CTM has a solution to this annual $75 billion loss of revenue.
CTM and Lohr have partnered to manufacture patented auto carrier Convertible Trailers that have been specifically designed to eliminate empty backhauls. Through their unique design, they can be converted from a standard car carrier trailer into a flatbed trailer in minutes. This capability translates into increased benefits for all automotive industry stakeholders. After delivering a load of vehicles, the CTM Lohr Convertible Trailer transforms into a flatbed capable of carrying a variety of freight including conventional shipping containers, AutoBoxes and mixed loads.
GEFCO’s strategic aim – as expressed in our slogan ‘Global Logistics for Manufacturers’ – reflects the group’s founding values. Built on 65 years’ experience within the automotive industry, they guide us every day:
• proximity to manufacturers, because GEFCO shares the same culture and speaks the same language as its customers. This allows us to understand and meet the expectations of each local market and our intermediaries;
• international momentum, provided by the group’s business lines and subsidiaries. Operating globally, GEFCO implements complex inbound and outbound logistics solutions tailored to a globalised industry;
• stringent standards, applied to both solutions and operations. We assess each and every operation in the supply chain in terms of quality, cost and lead time;
• cutting-edge service through innovation. GEFCO manages physical and information flows in real time to develop customised solutions that deliver gains in quality, brand image and competitiveness.View website
CNW Courier Network delivers customised, reliable and efficient NFO (next flight out) solutions for time and mission-critical shipments. Improve your automotive logistics, supply chain and machine-down challenges with a customised courier route using the fastest and most risk-free service available, 24/7. CNW delivers, so you can keep your manufacturing process on schedule.View website
Ewals Cargo Care transported its first load over 100 years ago and has become a sustainable and established market player, operating more than 3,000 Mega Huckepack trailers across Europe. Ewals Cargo Care strives to meet the highest standards in transport and logistics, creating value by combining intelligent logistics solutions with an asset-reliable intermodal transport network that optimises the use of road, rail and ferry.View website
FedEx connects the global economy – our solutions link 99% of the world’s GDP. We deliver solutions that matter to you and your business, turning global challenges into opportunities. When we connect people and possibilities then businesses prosper, communities flourish and lives are improved – everyone benefits.
At FedEx, we use our supply chain solutions division to provide services in more than 220 countries and territories. Those services include critical inventory logistics, fulfilment, transportation management and more. Our integrated networks and solutions allow our customers to implement and execute effective business plans on a global scale.View website
GEODIS is a France-based international transport and logistics provider. Industry-specific solutions are at the core of our value proposition, and we have a long-standing history serving the automotive industry. More than 38,000 employees in 67 countries make GEODIS what it is today; a growth partner for its clients worldwide.View website
INFORM provides over 1,000 organisations with state-of-the-art logistics optimisation software. Using technologies developed by leading academics in the fields of process optimisation and operations management, INFORM solutions serve OEMs and 3PLs alike in areas including yard management, network planning, load optimisation, and inbound truck management.
INFORM’s SyncroTESS platform, built specifically for the vehicle logistics sector, enables intelligent planning, management of complex processes, visibility and real-time operational optimisation from plant to dealer.
With 1.7 million new cars handled in 2014 the Seaports of Niedersachsen are leading logistics partners for the automobile industry in Europe. The seaports offer a great variety of logistics services (e.g. handling, warehousing, transport organization) as well as individual value-added-services (technical services / PDI / PPC) for OEMs.View website