There are many areas of logistical and warehousing support, they can include the transportation of groceries, household goods, weapons and ammunition, and even vehicles. Amongst others, automotive logistics is one service that The Barnes Group provides – so what does it entail?
What Does Automotive Logistics Include?
Automotive Logistics can be defined as the supervision of delivery of an automotive product, including procurement, production to the delivery of the final product.
The blanket term ‘automotive’ covers the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles.
Automotive logistics doesn’t always mean transporting a car from A to B, it’s essential in the safe passage of tools and materials needed to build them from the beginning too.
The Importance Of Choosing The Right Automotive Logistics Provider
Choosing the correct automotive logistics provider can help to keep the supply chain moving efficiently. It’s paramount to work with a transport company that’s reliable and efficient. The production of motor vehicles is an intricate, and expensive job, so trust is very important. It’s also crucial to ensure that parts are transported not only safely, but in good time to ensure that there are no disruptions to the production line.
You’ll also need to choose an automotive logistics provider that is clued up on current UK-EU regulations. If crossing borders, it’s important to be aware of certain legislations that are in place to ensure the speedy and secure passage of your goods.
It’s also worth considering a company that makes proficient use of available technology. At the Barnes Group, we utilise a Transport Management System that helps with all aspects of efficiency from job orders to invoicing, as well as live vehicle tracking versus plan, sign on glass, and immediate POD availability.
What Automotive Logistics Services Do Barnes Offer?
The UK automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy. The sector is worth more than £82 billion in turnover and adds £18.6 billion value to the UK economy. In 2019 alone, as reported by SSMT, there were over 1.3 million cars, 78,270 commercial vehicles and 2.5 million engines built in the UK.
This is without a doubt a hugely important industry to the UK, as well as overseas, and therefore it is important to work with the right automotive logistics providers to ensure smooth transactions in the manufacturing and delivery processes.
Supplying ‘Just-In-Time Logistics (JIT)’ solutions to leading UK automotive manufacturers, we are well placed to meet your critical transport requirements. The Barnes Group has been operating in the high-profile sector of automotive logistics for over 15 years, meaning that our already extensive knowledge is backed up by invaluable industry experience to manage all your movement, whether time-critical or not.
Just-in-Time (JIT) logistics is the concept of receiving and transporting materials, products and parts as they are needed, rather than weeks before. We prefer this method of logistics support, as it means that our clients have less supplies on hand to store and are only using products as needed. It also reduces waste and costs too. You can find out more about our Just-In-Time (JIT) services, for automotive and other sectors, on our blog.
Alongside providing automotive logistics services, the Barnes Group also offers:
- Commercial vehicle maintenance
- 50,000 sq ft of warehousing space
- General logistical support and specialist support in areas such as automotive, weapons, ammunition, ADR transport and night trunking
We do all of this by having a large range of logistical equipment available, including:
- Ekeri trailers
- Bulk liquid tankers
- Car transporters
- Low loaders
- Flat beds
- Curtain sliders
Customer service is integral to our business, and we pride ourselves in a well-managed fleet of over 80 vehicles for our nationwide client base. You can find out more about the automotive logistics solutions that we offer in the UK, and contact us, on our website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.