Porsche chooses DB Schenker to run its new Ontario parts distribution hub
DB Schenker Canada has set up a third parts distribution centre for Porsche Cars Canada in Toronto-area Mississauga, in addition to the existing hubs in China and Korea
DB Schenker Canada has set up a third parts distribution centre for Porsche Cars Canada in Toronto-area Mississauga, in addition to the existing hubs in China and Korea. The new centre is to ship 282,000 orders in the first year of operations.
For the next three years, the global logistics provider will work with the automobile manufacturer to operate a streamlined logistics process that caters to Porsche customers.
'The faster we can do repairs and get our customers' cars back on the road again, the better,' said Porsche manager George Fremis. 'DB Schenker understands that mentality and our brand. That's why they were a great fit for this new facility.'
The culmination of two years of planning, the new parts distribution centre (PDC) is 176,000 square feet in size, with 140,000 square feet of the facility operated by DB Schenker. The remaining space will be used as a national training centre and test vehicle storage facility.
The outbound operations commenced in early October, at which point DB Schenker Canada ensured that all dealers in the country would receive the required materials within the agreed-upon timeframes.
For Porsche, DB Schenker manages the parts storage and inventory management; picking and packing; and dispatch to the final destination in Canada.
Said DB Schenker Canada site manager Brad Samson: We intend to deliver on our mission to become our clients most-trusted and valued supply chain partner.'.