Keeping auto parts coming to avoid $9 million/day product line shutdown
For a U.S. manufacturer of medium-sized and heavy trucks and diesel engines, it’s critical to operate an uninterrupted production line. A production stoppage can cost $9 million a day. Agility ensures that doesn’t happen by providing a 365-day 24/7 on-board courier service for urgent orders of truck and engine parts. When the Agility office in Stuttgart, Germany, received an urgent order for parts late one night, it got them from Romania, transported them to Germany, and put them on a passenger flight that day using an on-board courier service. The parts were delivered the following morning, on time. Agility also manages the company’s European procurement and export operations.