The spatial bridging between our suppliers and our assembly line begins with inbound logistics. The design of the logistics processes at the supplier and in the supplier network forms the basis for an optimised supply process. This is intended to guarantee a high degree of supply availability by means of co-ordinated planning and logistics processes.
The entire inbound management process consists of:
- Interim storage
- Delivery directly to the assembly line
With inbound logistics, we are able to perfectly control our supply chains and exploit synergies and save costs with cross-location optimisations.
SAS is responsible for the entire supply chain, which guarantees the safe, reliable and cost-optimised supply of parts. This is firmly anchored in the company and thus guarantees quality-compliant and cost-effective global purchasing and distribution logistics. This results in the following benefits and services for our customers:
- We are an experienced Level 1 supplier with 12 OEMs and numerous production facilities worldwide.
- SAS owns production facilities in the USA, Latin America and Europe. That encourages transport synergies which we use to the best possible advantage.
- Maximum use of available transport spaces.
- More flexible and continuously adapted material procurement routines.
- Use of returnable packaging.
- Use of our experience in designs for sea freight packaging which leads to optimum container use.
Inbound logistics connect the supplier to the company's incoming goods department. An analysis of the expected transport flows forms the initial basis for planning. This guarantees the transport volume-dependent allocation of partial spectra to the main transport concepts of direct traffic (full truck load), collecting round trip transport (milk run) and consolidated cargo transport (courier, express and parcel services).
The optimum design of the logistics processes in the supplier network forms the basis for an optimised supply process. The aim is to create transparency and to permit the early detection of bottleneck situations. This is intended to guarantee a high degree of supply availability by means of co-ordinated planning and logistics processes.