Automotive solutions: built for success in the fast lane
Our automotive vertical has a global team of specialists who provide a client-centric approach to designing, implementing and operating complex and innovative supply chain solutions. These experienced professionals clearly understand the unique environment and challenges of this dynamic global industry. We work hard so our clients receive nothing but the highest quality solutions, with the required visibility and control, configured to their specific requirements.
Solutions from end to end
Our approach to the automotive industry includes a broad view of your supply chain, including everything from the supply base to the final destination, whether it's setting up a new assembly plant, operating a parts distribution center, or getting parts and accessories to a retail dealership, UTi goes the extra mile. We deliver significant operational efficiencies, resulting in better control of your transportation, manufacturing, warehousing, assembly, and distribution processes. Complementing our operational expertise is our global Supply Chain Design and Innovation (SDi) team, who can perform detailed strategic assessments of your automotive supply chain that can better optimize and improve your supply chain performance.
From inbound component assembly to aftermarket distribution logistics, we provide a full portfolio of services to the automotive industry:
- Supplier management
- Demand/replenishment management
- Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
- Supply chain control towers
- Customs brokerage
- Freight forwarding network design
- Air and Ocean freight forwarding
- Packaging design, processes and optimization
- Transport management
- Cross-docking operations
- Supplier park management
- JIT delivery systems
- Production logistics and material management
- Manufacturing and sub-assembly
- Distribution center management
- Aftermarket distribution
- Information management systems
A framework for success
Our automotive operations have a quality system framework designed to meet or exceed the automotive TS 16949 standard. Our processes are modeled to meet the demanding standards of the industry using Advanced Quality Planning (AQP/APQP) methodologies. Within this methodology, continuous improvement is given the highest priority and has been incorporated into our core quality procedures.
Our 20+ years of managing increasingly complex automotive supply chains has resulted in a wide range of innovative solutions that deliver significant performance and service level improvements at significant cost reductions to our clients around the globe. By maintaining a clear focus on delivering quantified value, we deliver maximum transparency, which enables you to make fact-based decisions to improve the speed, productivity and reliability of your supply chain, thus delivering real competitive advantage to your business.