Recently, a major automotive manufacturer in Romania faced the possibility of a production line stoppage due to the unavailability of critical components.
Background story: In the automotive industry, timely delivery of critical parts is crucial to ensure that production lines continue to run smoothly. Recently, a major automotive manufacturer in Romania faced the possibility of a production line stoppage due to the unavailability of critical components.
Solution OBC: This case highlights the importance of having reliable logistics partners with expertise in time-critical logistics solutions that think out of the box. On Board Courier Solutions are often associated with small or single-piece shipments with one OBC, while that is not the case at all. An OBC solution can be used in multiple cases, from a small document to even entire pallets that can be repacked to meet airline and IATA requirements, such as in this case:
The component was needed urgently, and there were no available transport options to get the 500 kg shipment to the factory in Romania on time. In such situations, automotive manufacturers rely on trusted logistics partners like MYOBC to provide reliable and fast transport solutions. We provided a custom-made On Board Courier (OBC) solution with multiple couriers to ensure a fast and secure delivery for this time-critical shipment.
We quickly collected the components from the supplier in the Netherlands and drove them to our warehouse at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where our team repacked and sealed the shipment to meet airline and IATA requirements. The shipment left our warehouse, repacked and sealed, within an hour of receiving the goods at the warehouse.
A driver then proceeded to the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where with the assistance of our operations team, he handed over the shipment to three OBCs, who checked in the shipment at the odd-size desk and then boarded the flight to Bucharest (OTP) Airport.
Final delivery: Upon arrival, the OBCs met a driver from our local partner in Romania and loaded the shipment into the vehicle. Together they escorted the shipment to the manufacturer site, approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from OTP Airport. The shipment arrived on time, and the production line was able to continue running without any supply-chain interruption.
Conclusion: In conclusion, On Board Courier services are an effective solution for time-critical shipments in the automotive industry, especially when production line stoppages are at stake. A reliable logistics partner with expertise in time-critical logistics can ensure that the shipment is delivered quickly and securely, helping manufacturers to maintain their production schedules and minimize any disruptions to their operations.