Meritor launches aftermarket 3PL business venture

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Meritor has launched an aftermarket-based, third-party multiple logistics service dubbed Meritor Aftermarket Services.

The new venture was announced at the Ninth 3PL Summit and Exhibition and after its initial launch in North America, it will be expanded globally over the next several years.

“A number of manufacturers are seeking smart, efficient aftermarket 3PL capabilities,” said Craig Cartmill, general manager, Worldwide Aftermarket Operations, Meritor. “By fully understanding our depth of warehouse, inventory, and distribution processes – serving nearly 6,000 customers and shipping over 7,000 lines daily, we’re augmenting that with a fully-implemented lean distribution and supply chain system. This new business is an innovative global system featuring technology-based, voice-activated parts-order-picking, launching in October 2011.”

Meritor also touted the following advantages: highly productive distribution operations; advanced demand forecasting and safety stock techniques; capacity to assemble complex kits and deploy highly-automated packaging equipment; improved inventory turnover through methods such as high-velocity picking zones; a comprehensive remanufacturing capability; and streamlined access to global customers and suppliers.

“Our business system and technology helps our customers reduce costs by maximizing productivity while improving service levels,” added Cartmill.

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