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FCA appoints DB Schenker for spare parts logistics in Australia

DB Schenker and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed a contract for automotive spare parts logistics in Australia.

The scope of service comprises cartage, warehousing and domestic transport. These services will be performed for FCA’s automotive brands including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, SRT, Abarth and Mopar. DB Schenker will run the warehouse at FCA Headquarters in Port Melbourne and provide receiving, storage and dispatching services as well as final delivery to FCA’s dealer network – nationwide.

Mid-term the Melbourne set up will likely be complemented by forward stocking locations in Queensland and Western Australia to further improve service levels to FCA’s customer network.

President & CEO of FCA Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, said: “Successfully managing the complexity of our spare parts logistics is of paramount importance so we can properly take care of our customers and expand our business.”

“DB Schenker provide us with a solution that ensures where we can deliver a fast and efficient service to our dealer network and in turn, our customers, which is integral to meeting expectations and service satisfaction”, concluded Steve Zanlunghi.

The warehouse solution is supported by the latest technology and also integrates with DB Schenker’s transport management system delivering a dependable, functional set up that supports FCA’s material flows.              

 “We are delighted to get the opportunity and are committed to add value to FCA’s supply chain in Australia and beyond. The award further strengthens our position in the automotive vertical market in the region which can only be positive for customers, their suppliers and our suppliers alike”, says Michael Harich, Director of Contract Logistics/Supply Chain Management AU/NZ.

Last modified: 06.12.2017

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