Automakers handle many different products from various providers. Timely distribution to the production line is highly critical. It requires the seamless management of logistics processes.
Ekol develops industry-specific solutions for the logistics requirements of automakers and supporting industries which utilize the Just-in-Time model. In this sense, Ekol enables third-party logistics services including international transportation, warehousing and inventory management, milk-run collection and distribution, exclusive added-value services, customs clearance, order shipment and delivery management, production line feeding with JIT/JIS, empty cage, and KLT management.
The tracking level of transportation services was below requirement, and supply managers did not offer sufficient opportunities.
Ekol achieved traceability and efficiency on all import-export orders and procedures utilizing Web-Based Supplier Order Management and Milk-Run applications, GPS technology, and an integrated software infrastructure.
Ekol has served the global automotive giant Mercedes-Benz since 2008, managing its domestic supplier network and carrying out a substantial portion of its international transportation requirements.
In order to meet the needs of Mercedes-Benz Türk, Ekol utilized its unique IT infrastructure and industry-specific know-how to develop custom solutions.
Ekol provides seamless, transparent cargo and vehicle tracking and daily status reports online, optimizes cargo and transit time, conducts empty basket management, and utilizes software-based inventory management.
Emergency situations in transit are assessed within the framework of Ekol’s Emergency Standards with a continuous flow of information. In alignment with Just-in-Time philosophy, the vehicle pool is managed and materials are loaded immediately, assisting the customer to manage its international facilities.
Ekol established a supplier management infrastructure with a web-based order management system for Mercedes-Benz Türk and its suppliers. The Milk-Run method increased supply chain efficiency for supporting industries, and production planning was supported through early notifications and reduced transportation periods of time.