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Yusen sets up Tamworth automotive terminal

[ July 13, 2012   //   ]

Yusen Logistics has opened a specialist automotive operation at its Tamworth facility. The 81,000sq ft site by the M42 operation has been developed in response to requests from first and second tier suppliers for decanting, crossdocking, stockholding and sequencing operations in readiness for just-in-time feeding to Midlands assembly operations.

Regional general manager, Ian Holland, comments: “The automotive business is dependent upon maintaining flows at all times, speeding components and sub-assemblies through lengthy international supply chains, whilst minimising inventory and cost. We are offering our customers a facility at which stock can be held locally to the manufacturing plant, enabling the automotive manufacturers to minimise any stock held at plant.
“In recent times, we have seen automotive supply chains tested to the limit, particularly in the light of last year’s natural disasters, and this new operation is all about robustness and removal of risk from the automotive supply chain. This is particularly relevant now, with the uplift in manufacturing volumes that we are currently seeing.”
Services on offer at Tamworth include storage. inventory management, decanting, sequencing, labelling, cross docking, inbound and outbound transport, EDI interfaces with suppliers and manufacturers, sub assembly, kitting, inspection and rework.

Yusen already has a specialist automotive operation at nearby Burnaston in the Derby area.

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