Material Logistics Division
The main function of Material Logistics is to receive and deliver parts for the Weld, Assembly Frame and Paint Departments on a ‘just in time’ basis, two hours before they are fitted. While some parts are received from multiple local distribution centres, wheels, seats, door linings and engines are received on a synchronised basis directly from suppliers.
Large parts are delivered to fitment points on an electronic monorail system. Parts are also delivered to the line-side via tow trucks following ‘first in first out’ principles. Empty returnable packaging is removed from line-side, sorted and taken to a specific distribution centre for return to our suppliers.
Material Logistics is also responsible for maintaining the accurate inventory control of production parts. This is supported by zone controllers who regularly undertake parts cycle counting.