Spare Parts Logistics – A Challenging Process

In manufacturing, construction, building materials, automotive, machinery, technology and several other industries, spare parts play a vital role. Breakdown or wear and tear of a mere part of the machine can disturb your production, unless it is readily available and replaced promptly. Unavailability of required spare parts can lead to downtime thus affecting the production goals of the business as well as satisfaction levels of the customers, thus a streamlined spare parts logistics process has to be in place from day one.

Spare Parts Logistics Is Challenging. Why?

Spare parts are available in several types and shapes – they could be tiny to small in size or even heavy and very bulky, they could also be standard ones or a specific custom pieces – having them handy is vital. Usually, companies keep spare parts inventory in check, so that spare parts are readily available or can be procured within a day in case of a breakdown or a wear and tear. For uninterrupted operations, the company needs to have an organized list of spare parts that they would require as per the products they use. An organized inventory of spare parts is usually segregated by part number or by products.

The vast variety of spare parts and making them available within a short period of time is one of the biggest challenges that companies face in spare parts logistics. Choosing the right mode for freight forwarding / shipping and inventory management / storage are crucial to businesses. A wide range of SKUs, their fulfillment and shorter turn around and delivery times make spare parts logistics challenging, this is where a logistics partner, like ProConnect Integrated Logistics comes to play.

Availability and timely delivery of spare parts to customers also define a company’s after sales service and the customer satisfaction – making spare parts logistics vital. ProConnect Integrated Logistics makes this process seamless for you.

Spare Parts Logistics – We Make It Seamless For You

We are experienced in shipping, warehousing and distribution of huge amount of spare parts in a day. For instance, we handle about 200 spare part shipments in a day across all GCC countries for one brand. Experienced team, state of the art infrastructure and the required resources enable us in handling logistics of spare parts – small, heavy or bulky, as per your requirement.

With our vast freight and agent network, we handle spare parts shipments through air, road and ocean, the mode that would best suit your need.  For example, faster delivery of spare parts can be achieved through our air freight network, ensuring your spare parts are delivered to their destination in the fastest possible time. For heavy or bulky spare parts with enough lead time, we provide transportation through waters – FCL or LCL – depending on the weight and dimensions of the spare parts cargo. We also have a well-connected network of road freight for shipments that can be transported through well connected roadways.

We also provide warehousing and storage of all kinds of spare parts for all industry verticals. Our warehousing services span from inventory management, inbound and outbound goods handling and a crisp reporting structure that can aid you in taking appropriate business decisions, after all availability of spare parts is critical to your services to the customers.

We are experienced in managing spare parts inventory, be it small spare parts with multiple SKUs or heavy ones. Our state of the art WMS (Warehouse Management System) can integrate your system with ours, through which you can get a clear visibility of your inventory and the SKUs. Our stock analysis reports provide in-depth stock analysis of each of the SKUs, which further enable our customer gauge the demand and supply trends of the market. Additionally, we provide services like assembling, bundling, de-bundling and distribution of your spare parts across the world.

Conclusion

Logistics of spare parts is indeed complex and challenging as it involves a variety of spare parts of their own specification, that need to be available on time, or it could lead to a delay in the turn around time of any industry. It is highly recommended to evaluate multiple logistics provider, experienced in spare parts logistics. If you are looking for a logistics provider for spare parts, evaluate us!

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