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Last Mile Services in Mexico

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Synopsis

This Mexico retail customer was seeking a solution to the challenge of managing their last mile services, including container and yard management, equipment coordination, and reporting.

Customer Overview
  • Industry: Retail
  • Annual Business Volume 2012: 14,500 FEU’s
  • Origins: Global
  • Destination: Mexico Distribution Centers
  • Relationship with APL Logistics began in 2006
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
  • On time deliveries to Mexico Distribution Centers by PO/Containers
  • Ensure equipment is available with a 24 hour lead time
  • Manage facility docs to ensure merchandise delivery
  • Empty equipment returns (on-time) to avoid demurrage
  • Yard equipment management
Challenges
  • No set delivery of equipment
  • High volume of equipment at peak times congesting docs/yard
  • Not enough power units and chassis to move equipment
  • Eliminate demurrage – equipment staying for prolonged periods of time (FIFO controls)
  • Required available equipment at all distribution centers
Apl Logistics Solutions
  • Container Manager
  • KPI Management
  • Document Management
  • Dedicated equipment (Chassis and Power Units)
  • Terminal and Doc. Distribution Management
  • Added In-house DC Management
Benefits
  • 100% delivery on time per day KPI’s achieved
  • 99.5% On schedule deliveries
  • 0.049% Demurrage on empty returns

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