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Porsche & DB Schenker Move Forward with Third PDC Collaboration

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Porsche & DB Schenker Move Forward with Third PDC Collaboration

DB Schenker Canada has been confirmed as the official operator for Porsche’s Mississauga, Ontario-based parts distribution center, representing the logistics company’s third parts distribution centre (PDC) collaboration with the automaker. The collaboration confirms an overall reduction in parts lead time as Porsche previously received their spare parts and lifestyle goods from U.S.-based PDCs.

“The faster we can do repairs and get our customers’ cars back on the road again, the better,” says George Fremis, Manager, Parts Operations & Logistics, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. “DB Schenker understands that mentality and our brand. That’s why they were a great fit for this new facility.”

DB Schenker Canada will provide support in the parts storage and inventory management, picking and packing, and final destination dispatch in Canadian regions. Reports confirmed the logistics company will operate 140,000 square feet of the facility’s 176,000 square feet. The remaining space will be utilized for a national training center, test vehicle storage, with talks of a“Porsche Classic Café” for hosting customers and highlighting the Porsche brand’s innovations.

Porsche is no stranger to partnerships with DB Schenker, however. The automaker is currently collaborating with the leading logistics company in China and South Korea. DB Schenker’s leading expertise and broad range of capabilities, specifically in automotive logistics is credited for the ongoing collaborations and confidence between the companies.

“DB Schenker presented the PDC solution that was comprehensive and that made the most sense for us,” Fremis said.

“They understood the service levels that we needed to achieve, and even brought in the project manager from the Porsche South Korea implementation to support our project,” he added.

“Our team in Canada is thrilled to be part of Porsche’s growing global network. We recognize our role as a crucial link to improve the “Driver Experience” by delivering world-class service. Ultimately, we intend to deliver on our mission to become our clients most trusted and valued supply chain partner.” says Brad
Samson, Site Manager DB Schenker Canada.

Dachser USA Expands Automotive Logistics Efforts

Following the successful launch of its Mexico-based automotive competence center, global logistics provider Dachser Logistics announced the opening of its Atlanta-based automotive competence center to support efforts in addressing complex logistics within the automotive market. The customer-focused initiative furthers the company’s goal to implement logistics solutions while expanding its presence specifically in auto logistics.

Dachser is committed to providing superior service and customized solutions to our automotive business, which requires highly trained professionals who understand the nuances of transporting automobiles and their respective parts,” said Vincent Touya, Managing Director Dachser USA. “In the U.S specifically, our customers are responding very well to the hands-on approach of our automotive competence team. We continue to evolve and grow this program to ensure it consistently meets our customers’ needs and responds to the challenges of the marketplace.”

Additional initiatives in place to cater to automotive logistics needs include the opening of Dachser’s Detroit location last August, placing the company’s presence in one of the largest automotive regions in the country.

“The move into Detroit reflects our dedication to meeting the needs of our customers, who require we move closer to their business. Being in Detroit not only provides a closer proximity to our customers, it also ensures that we understand the culture—the heart and soul—of the automotive community, which of course, helps us better anticipate our customers’ needs and provide customized, viable solutions,” said Touya.

Dachser is no stranger to global automotive logistics needs, however. On a global scale, Dachser’s Germany location serves Volvo Cars’ customers as it addresses complex needs with the company’s spare parts business. Dachser delivers Volvo’s spare parts through a shuttle service launched specifically for Volvo, delivering spare parts to Volvo’s warehouses throughout the region and Volvo’s Torslanda, Sweden location.

“We provide Volvo Cars with a solution that is tailored to their logistics needs,” says René Sidor, Managing Director of DACHSER Nordic A/S. “By customizing our approach, Volvo gets a unified logistics solution.”