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Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) manufactures machinery for the construction industry and other associated industries worldwide. Volvo CE is the world-leading manufacturer of articulated steering dumpers and wheel loaders, as well as one of the world's leading manufacturers of excavators, road construction machinery and compact machinery.

Challenge

  • Need for consolidation of warehousing for both domestic and foreign suppliers
  • Ensure that the material is in place and enters the production process in the right quantity, with the right quality and at the right time
  • Ongoing work to revise delivery terms and conditions, requiring Volvo CE’s subcontractors to have an effective warehouse/terminal network able to guarantee quality and meet requirements

Logents solution

  • Lead Logistics Provider to Volvo CE and its subcontractors
  • Logent is responsible for managing goods receipt and warehouse balances
  • Offer a terminal and warehousing which provides flexible solutions with bonded warehousing permits
  • Enable environmental friendly logistics where incoming deliveries of containers by rail are handled directly at the terminal
  • Act as a collaboration partner able to offer differentiated material handling solutions

Results

  • A flexible warehouse handling and terminal solution situated in a geographically suitable location between the various factories
  • A Logistics Centre where the customer is able to manage his own subcontractors and thereby utilise synergies in processes, transport, etc.
  • Bonded warehousing solution – reduced capital binding for customer
  • Improved lead times
  • Volvo CE can readily add new and existing suppliers to the same arrangement without major investment – Logistics Plug & Play