ATLANTA - Manheim, an automotive remarketing company, has selected UPS to oversee its entire supply chain for moving millions of used vehicles each year to the wholesale market.
"After an extensive review of our vehicle transport operations, we identified opportunities to improve efficiencies and deliver a more consistent experience for our customers," said Brett Franklin, senior director, Manheim. "Working with UPS, we found a partner that understands the type of logistical expertise, coordination and quality of service required, and offers the best transport solution for us and our customers."
UPS Automotive Industry Solutions Group will work on behalf of Manheim's customers - including dealerships, auto manufacturers, car rental companies and financial institutions - to arrange pick-up and drop-off of vehicles bound for Manheim's 77 operating locations in the United States. UPS anticipates an 18- to 24-month timeframe to transition all of Manheim's operating locations to UPS's services.
UPS will coordinate and dispatch requests from all of Manheim's operating locations, enabling UPS to make the most cost-effective supply chain decisions, such as consolidating multiple shipments from one region into one delivery. UPS also will provide Manheim with consistent transport paperwork, payment terms, and processes.
"Manheim will be able to leverage UPS logistics expertise, vast carrier base and global transportation network to provide significant value for its customers," said Wayne Cabeza, director of UPS Automotive Industry Solutions Group. "The benefits will be more consistent, quality service along with one point of contact to manage all transportation needs."
Additionally, UPS will provide improved visibility into the automotive supply chain, enabling Manheim to determine inbound vehicle volume at each location and ensure an efficient and smooth vehicle flow upon arrival, according to the company.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet