Production Logistics Automotive – Contract Logistics / SCM

Production Logistics Automotive – Contract Logistics / SCM


the automotive industry has one of the most complex highly developed supply chains where a continuous reliable flow of goods and perfect timing are crucial and where every piece has to fit perfectly into the supply chain accurately and without tolerance reliable and sustainable welcome to our production logistics world DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading providers in production logistics services for OMS and their suppliers with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive sector we have proven to bring maximum value to a long list of customers worldwide one of these customers is folks wagon Knutsford soika located next to their manufacturing plant in Hannover Germany DB Schenker logistic center receives and handles supplier components and gets them ready for the production line non-stop every day minute-by-minute the production line calls off the required parts for the upcoming next hour of production to meet those tough timelines whilst keeping inventory carrying costs as low as possible DB Schenker deploys state of the art storage and picking technology in the Hanover facility we use an automated storage and retrieval system to store around 2,500 different small parts whereby every seven seconds apart is picked or put away the parts that are required to be delivered at a predefined production sequence are picked up using pic by voice technology right right this technology enables our employees to use both hands to pick and pre inspect every single part filtering out any quality problems that may occur at the OEMs production line this ensures error-free sequencing and time and cost savings our value-added services such as light assembly of modules and customizing of specific parts our postponement services which reduce the need for holding a high variety of parts in stock here for example you see the assembling of a cockpit being built from different supplier parts into one final module which is then delivered just in time and just in sequence to the production line all these services are empowered and enabled by our first in-class technology and IT system through interfaces to different t-rex suppliers and to OEM systems our warehouse management system sa P Automotive ensures efficient order processing as well as VMI stock visibility for all the involved parties our fully flexible IT platform allows fast expansion of a supplier base at any point in time continuous improvement and optimization are the foundations of our success our flawless execution program of lean methodologies and tools such as 5s Kaizen and Six Sigma is standard in every DB Schenker logisitics operation and has been proven to improve efficiencies and lower costs DB Schenker experts embrace and emulate our customers business philosophies cultures and measurements our implementation and IT experts realize replicable cost efficient solutions rapidly in nearly any location our standardized operation processes methods tools and templates can be easily adapted to our customers needs with decades of experience with numerous customers we are one of the best partners for all production logistic services worldwide leading to less implementation time best operational processes and profitable solutions and we get leaner every day


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