Sub-Industry & Spare Parts

seamless services to automotive industry

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 automakers and supporting industries utilizing the Just-in-Time model.

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.

Warehousing Solutions

  • Consolidation allows the flow of material from suppliers to the automotive production line while reducing costs.
  • Light assembly works
  • Order and stock management
  • Spare parts service management
  • Picking and packaging parts
  • Inventory planning and inventory management
  • Supplier management
  • Material inspection and quality control
  • Value added services
  • Shrinkage and waste management
  • Warranty claims solutions

Distribution Solutions

  • Network management
  • Distribution to shared networks
  • Dedicated distribution
  • Seamless customer services support
  • Milk-run
  • Flexible milk-run
  • Cross-docking
  • Drop off to facilities after preliminary assembly
  • Reverse logistics

Case Study / Mercedes-Benz

The Problem:

The tracking level of transportation services was below requirement, and supply managers did not offer sufficient opportunities.

The Solution:

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.

Project Details:

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’s Custom Solutions for Mercedes-Benz Türk:

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.