> Aftermarket Logistics.
The aftermarket is getting more complex, with greater customisation in manufacturing, and the transition to next generation mobility. As the aftermarket evolves, parts distribution will change too. Intelligent vehicles will order parts advance of failure, connected to a virtually integrated value chain, with direct customer interaction, smart warehousing and order visibility will in be real-time.
Next-generation logistics solutions
- 360 onsite logistics audit & assessment
- Optimise current process and eradicate waste
- Identify 'next generation' transition needs
- Provide change management solutions
- Targeted micro projects approach
- Shared risk and rewards contracts
- Performance ROI guarantee
- Outsource your biggest headaches
- Help manage your transition challenges
It starts with a conversation - get in touch!
The aftermarket business creates attractive revenues and margins for automotive OEM's. However, it's highly complex, time sensitive and fast-changing. The number of ‘wear and tear’ and ‘accident replacement’ parts will reduce, because parts quality is continually extending the life of components, and crash rates are reducing because of enhanced safety features.
Aftermarket parts logistics for OEM's is focused on the automotive parts related to replacement, repair or maintenance stored for the product lifecycle. Globally, aftermarket volume, including retail sales, is growing rapidly and becoming increasingly important to automotive OEMs, due to the higher margins.
R&HA are uniquely positioned in the UK, dedicated to automotive logistics with the No1 global automotive logistics provider as a parent company.
Turn change into an advantage and rethink how 'Stop Start' logistics can become your strategic advantage.
Smart warehousing will reduce errors and cost plus increase productivity
Leveraging the various interconnected technologies into an ecosystem which automatically identifies goods received, sorts, organises for shipment, etc. In other words, automates the entire operational lifecycle from suppliers to customers.
Reducing human interaction, operational time, errors, whilst increasing the distribution centres’ productivity. With automation of scanning part movement in the DC, at doors, etc. the real-time reporting, inventory tracking, picking and packing accuracy, etc. will optimise overall visibility.
Optimisation and management of your customs operations
With access to our two parent companies resources and expertise, means our knowledge and reach within the global supply chain is unique.
The benefits of a custom bonded stores within your inbound process can deliver substantial cash-flow benefits, because the tax duty is suspended until parts are called off. R&HA develop solutions can utilise current on-site space or an off-site location, to operate a customs bonded store.
Volatile markets and the disruptive shift to e-mobility are creating completely new challenges for global supply chains. Our expertise and resources can provide you with a fresh perspective.
Stock management, order preparation and shipping
Intelligent vehicles will order required parts in advance of failure. The role of IT has evolved in the aftermarket supply chain, from pure functionality supporting business operations, to becoming an enabler supporting planning, executions and collaboration.
With advanced diagnostics, services and changing attitudes to vehicle ownership, connected vehicles will predict a problem before it occurs (i.e. order a replacement before it fails, book the fitting, etc.). This advancement in the aftermarket technologies, together with the emergence of new growth opportunities, will highlight planning and distribution challenges in the supply chain.
Automotive aftermarket market distribution centres
Distribution centres are a point in the supply chain where products are received from suppliers, then rapidly shipped out to customers.
Distribution centres will need to reposition their offer, as vehicles grow in complexity, and demand becomes increasingly unpredictable, this will only get more challenging.
The contemporary market for aftermarket business is shifting to direct distribution, as OEMs will fulfil the needs of the customer through an in-house ecommerce solution or partnering with retail online giants like Amazon or Ebay, or a hybrid fulfilment.
Data analytics and artificial intelligence to predict future demand
New technologies are already in place, with self-driving cars reporting back data to an OEM central cloud network. The combination of technology, from blockchain, IoT, dig data, analytics, RFID, and other emerging tech, will deliver just-in-time solutions. Solutions which will help the ecosystem reduce costs, increase efficiency, promote collaboration and deliver a competitive edge.
Resulting in better decision-making and improving the end-to-end supply chain operations, from inventory forecasts, pricing, demand forecasting, etc. Communicating directly with customers through their vehicles. The new technology platforms will fundamentally change aftermarket relationships with consumers, making the aftermarket supply chain a responsive, competitive and highly efficient.
How we work with you
You may have identified a specific problem area or simply feel something could be improved and need a general review.
If you like what we suggest, you’ll get options on how you can move forward. Typically this is working on a fully costed smaller project with a performance guarantee. This means you can see how we work, and gauge the results for yourself at zero risk.
The first step is a free audit – we want to understand your business – if we can add value, we’ll tell you where, how much and the projected ROI.
Here’s how the 360 onsite logistics audit and assessment works!
Put us to the test, what have you got to lose?
Contact us for a FREE ‘on site' logistics audit – carried out under a non disclosure agreement - our findings will be reported in full confidence and will provide a detailed analysis of where savings and improvements can be made.
There’s only one condition - you must be UK based and be operating in the automotive sector, with a head count of around 25 - 30 or more operating in logistics roles.