Finished Vehicle Logistics

Finished vehicle logistics is the fascinating world of delivering cars from a truly global production to customers around the world. Quality and punctuality are important drivers to satisfy the customer´s needs in the logistics processes.

Overview

Finished vehicle logistics is a complex task focusing punctuality and quality in the vehicle distribution. In contrast to other logistics, the processes are highly unique due to the damage handling and hold management. Additionally, a car is often "work in progress" as it receives its accessories or full customization close to the customer´s location.

When INFORM started optimizing finished vehicle logistics, we considered concepts, algorithms and best practices from other sectors to develop the best possible solution. Today we offer finished vehicle logistics systems specifically made and improved to empower companies around the world to enhance their part of the automotive outbound supply chain.

And already today we are shaping the industry's future. The availability of driverless cars and car2car communication will even further accelerate the need for intelligent systems taking decisions automatically. Just imagine your future yard management system automatically orchestrating the unloading of 3,000 vehicles from a vessel at an auto terminal...

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Oliver Graf

Oliver Graf
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Tel: +49 (0) 2408 / 9456 - 6688 O.Graf@informinform-software.com

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Solution SyncroTESS Features

Since 2005, INFORM is working for the finished vehcile logistics sector and has delivered compound management systems, network planning as well as central tracking solutions to customers around the world. Our yearly count of vehicles handled with the software is at around 5.5 million - and still growing.

Our product suite for the vehicle distribution contains systems for strategic network design, a central track and control system to manage vehicles in the distribution network and the most comprehensive compound management system for auto yards and terminals. All systems offer:

  • Real-time Optimization

    Transparent information at any time and the opportunity to react immediately and mathematically optimized to deviations.

  • Automated communication

    Web platforms and standard interfaces for fast and easy communication with business partners.

  • Individualization

    Regional and contractual restrictions can be taken into consideration by the systems.

  • Consulting and support

    Our INFORM team will support you and the implementation of your system with its technical know-how and many years of experience.

Benefits

The intelligent solution increases the efficiency of the worldwide supply chain of vehicles, or on a single terminal. The technical optimization of daily logistics processes improves quality, saves time and money.

  • cost savings

    Achieve substantial cost savings through optimized distribution networks and the efficient utilization of car terminals up to the best parking space for individual vehicles.

  • immediate response to deviations

    Respond promptly to unforeseen events with immediate and optimized re-planning of individual vehicles or parts of the distribution network.

  • High Quality

    Improve quality of vehicle logistics by optimized and standardized processes and reduced transportation distances.

  • reliable estimated time of arrival

    Determine the estimated time of arrival of each vehicle during the planning, check the status in real-time and make sure the punctual delivery.

  • High transparency

    Achieve comprehensive transparency across the entire distribution network and every single vehicle by capturing and overviewing all vehicle data and processes.

  • increased efficiency

    Reduce the number of empty loads and optimize the logistics processes through improved planning of the utilization and efficient execution of orders.

Network Planning

Network Planning

The network planning in vehicle distribution on a global or regional level is a complex task with many thousands of variables. INFORM´s solutions offer flexible optimization of the entire distribution network in real-time. The software SyncroTESS enables the planning and simulation of complex distribution networks within the shortest possible time. The intelligent system also considers individual conditions by its innovative optimization technology.

Find further information about network planning here.

Vehicle Compound Management

Vehicle Compound Management

It requires an intelligent coordination system to manage vehicle compounds where large numbers of vehicles arrive and depart on different transportation ways. Therefore, SyncroTESS creates full transparency of all vehicles and their movements on the compound. All information about supplies, location and status of each vehicle in storage or within the technical center is available at any time. This way, parking spaces and processes are optimized.

Further information about vehicle compound management is available here.

Vehicle transport management

Vehicle Transport Management

Truck loaded with cars

In 2016, INFORM´s suite of finished vehicle logistics software products will be completed by a transport management system for carriers. The system optimizes the loading of individual trucks and vessels at the car terminal as well as the management of regional and global distribution routes.

Interested? Contact us to receive the latest updates on our roadmap and start a conversation with the product management.

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