Delays caused by industrial action in Calais are inspiring increased demand for emergency logistics expertise, as vehicle manufacturers seek effective supply chain contingency in the wake of another spell of disruption around the French port.
Strategic time-sensitive shipments avert supply chain failure for major vehicle manufacturer An emerging trend for vehicle manufacturers to require multimodal capability from logistics providers has been proven by an accelerated recent shipment completed for a major OEM by emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.
Emergency logistics provides contingency for automotive manufacturers’ complex globalised supply chains Manufacturers cite the risk of supply chain disruption as being their greatest cause of concern, according to recent research by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and the business standards company, BSI.
Driven by changes in the way that vehicles are designed and manufactured, the value of sales at leading high-speed logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical have grown by 18% in the last year and has almost doubled in three years.
There was a time when the supply chain was thought of as being no more than the steady flow of components through tier suppliers to vehicle manufacturers, but the level of understanding is changing at a quickening pace.
The proliferation of advanced driver assistance and convenience technologies and the resulting growth in the number of high-unit-value components in new vehicles is changing the way that supply logistics is used by the automotive industry.
Emergency logistics expertise helps safeguard automotive industry production amid ash cloud uncertainty “September is a traditionally busy period for automotive logistics as OEMs and suppliers work to replenish buffer stocks that have been heavily drawn on during seasonal shutdowns,” says Evolution Time Critical managing director, Brad Brennan.
Chinese factory explosion provides stern test for contingency planning China’s worst industrial incident in the last 12 months recently highlighted the potential for renewed supply chain disruption in the increasingly global automotive industry footprint, warns emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.