Moving automaker’s cargo more efficiently with custom control tower approach

A global automotive manufacturer wanted better control over its supply chain and to change the Incoterms of 62 pan-India suppliers from CIF/DDU to FCA/Ex works for buyer consolidation for Europe and Latin America. The automaker needed a service provider with global reach and a strong presence in India. Agility set up a control tower in Mumbai to enable smooth movement of cargo out of India. We held regional seminars to educate suppliers about the new process, documentation and packaging standards. We also created consolidation points in Delhi (NI), Chennai (SI) & Mumbai (WI). Agility’s work resulted in the automotive manufacturer converting suppliers to FCA/Ex works within six months, which gave it better visibility and control over logistics and costs.