Vipar, Meritor partner to offer 3PL service to suppliers
October 17, 2011
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. -- Vipar Heavy Duty has announced a new program with Meritor Aftermarket Services that will offer third party logistics (3PL) services to Vipar's supplier community. Under the agreement, Vipar will work with Meritor's...
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Vipar Heavy Duty has announced a new program with Meritor Aftermarket Services that will offer third party logistics (3PL) services to Vipar’s supplier community. Under the agreement, Vipar will work with Meritor’s logistics operation to bring 3PL services to the group’s approved suppliers.
“Our supplier partners are looking for profitable growth, new market opportunities, and improved efficiencies,” said Chris Baer, vice-president of Vipar Heavy Duty. “We are excited to team up with Meritor Aftermarket Services. Our partnership allows us to address these needs and offer a new level of ‘supplier solutions’ as well as globalize our business model. Relationship innovation will drive our success in the future.”
Meritor Aftermarket Services is a full-scale 3PL provider offering a number of core logistics competencies including packaging and kitting, material planning, warehousing, distribution, remanufacturing, customer support and consulting services. The partnership with Vipar offers suppliers with the opportunity to outsource part or all of their supply chain management functions with the industry’s logistics expert.
“We have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Vipar Heavy Duty, ” said Craig Cartmill, general manager, worldwide aftermarket operations, Meritor. “Our business systems help our customers reduce costs by maximizing productivity while improving service levels. We are excited to enhance our services with Vipar’s technology and bring this program to an even larger audience through the Vipar vendor community.”
The new Vipar Heavy Duty program with Meritor Aftermarket Services will enable suppliers to reach global customers through Meritor’s distribution centers in China, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Those locations are in addition to centres in the US and Canada and six remanufacturing centres around the globe.
Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry. All posts by Truck News