Ranked in the Top 30 Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) and headquartered in Osanbrueck, Germany, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics provides a host of solutions to customers across multiple sectors including automotive, healthcare and renewables.
Within the automotive sector, Hellmann is using the ParceLive tracker to monitor the condition, security and location of high-performance German Sports cars that are transported from Bremerhaven, Germany, eastwards to the southwestern Chinese metropolis Chongqing. The cars are transported via a 11,000km long railway line that leads eastwards across Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan until they eventually arrive at Chongqing. With the journey duration lasting 16 to 18 days, it is vital that Hellmann has full transparency over the supply chain to ensure that they are informed of any delays and possible impacts caused to the cars.
The Trump administration has not been shy to cause controversy in both national and international affairs. With campaign promises to build a wall between the Mexico-United States border and threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, organisations must now evaluate the damage that such events will have on their supply chain. To make matters worse, the Trump administration has recently reassigned 750 inspectors away from ports of entry to deal with migration which has created hours-long waits at the border. It is the president’s tougher immigration policy that has now also played a role in the resignation of Kirstjen Nielesen, US Homeland Security Chief.
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As the automotive industry leans towards a more evolved manufacturing system by producing autonomous vehicles, It’s supply chain transforms from something linear to more of a supply network based on real-time data sharing.
According to Sven Dharamani, Global Automotive Sector Supply Chain Leader at Ernst & Young, the failure to adopt more visible and agile processes is down to the longer model lifecycles that vehicle manufacturing is based on. Some of it is down to the combination of plant location and an ageing workforce.
Reducing costs and improving competitive advantage are two of the main drivers in any business. For that companies must ensure that every part of their business is aligned and ready to meet customer requirements. This is particularly important for those in just in time (JIT) production.
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