DB SCHENKER says Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has put it in charge of the management of its spare parts logistics operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) over a six-year contractual period as customer volumes rise in Europe.
The logistics group was chosen as an expert partner "well recognised for implementing innovative solutions focused on optimising the aeronautical supply chain", it said in a company statement.
"By outsourcing the management of the entire spare parts logistics of our EMEA sites to DB Schenker, we will gain flexibility, provide a higher quality of service to our customers and will be able to effectively manage our strong growth in the years to come," said Embraer's vice-president customer support commercial aviation EMEA, Luiz Hamilton Lima.
Located a few kilometres outside of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the new 6,000-square-metre hub in Mitry Mory will manage tens of thousands of spare parts next to the existing DB Schenker site and will be dedicated specifically to the aeronautics industry.
The scope of the contract includes the handling of standard spare parts, sensitive and high-volume lines. High-density storage and elevated order picking systems will also help deliver productivity gains and increased flexibility.
Other responsibilities involve the transport operations, as well as those for emergency situations, the so-called Aircraft On Ground (AOG) incidents, via its global network of forty AOG desks and its teams of experts being operational 24/7.
"This contract reflects DB Schenker's stated ambition to ensure maximum logistics support for Embraer's parts and equipment, and to achieve the best operating conditions for Embraer's supply chain in terms of quality," added head of contract logistics/supply chain management, west Europe, DB Schenker Logistics, Robert Plent.
Source : HKSG.