SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – TNT Logistics North America, a provider of supply chain services to the automotive industry, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Chrysler Group.
TNT Logistics will provide lead logistics services and inbound transportation for stamped parts and components to KUKA Toledo Production Operations LLC (KTPO) at the Toledo Supplier Park. KTPO, a member of the international KUKA Group, is the Body-in-White supplier for the new 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited to the Chrysler Group. The production is based on a pay-on-production system and includes the complete automotive body including closures and the opening for the windshield.
This new TNT Logistics operation assures just-in-time delivery to KTPO. Using its Matrix proprietary supply chain execution system, TNT Logistics will manage more than 250 inbound truckloads of parts and components each week arriving at the KTPO facility. As lead logistics provider (LLP), TNT Logistics will optimize and route all inbound freight into that location from suppliers around the country.
Through the deployment of its Matrix system, TNT Logistics claims it can extend visibility of material within its customers networks of supply chain trading partners. Matrix uses transportation and inventory management data to provide a view into manufacturing and distribution supply chains, which allows for ongoing adjustments and improvements in supply chain processes.
Performance is the only measure our customers use, added Larry Drake, President and Chief Executive Officer, KUKA Flexible Production Systems, Inc., the USA headquarters. We feel that TNT Logistics is well suited to help us deliver on that commitment of performance.
The KUKA Schweissanlagen Group is one of the worlds main providers of engineering services and flexible manufacturing systems to the automotive industry, its sub-suppliers, and other sectors. Its range of services covers practically all joining and cutting processes for the manufacture of vehicle bodies and chassis components, as well as products in other areas of the industry.
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