Car logistics With the inbound logistics costing around twice as much as actually assembling a car, optimal supply chain management is an ongoing focus for automotive manufacturers The inbound logistics cost of a finished car can be as much as 10% of the total cost of the car. As a comparison, the actual assembly costs of a car are only 5%. In addition, build-to-order concepts, increased model mixes and reduced inventory mean that supply chain complexity has increased. This explains the automotive original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) focus on continuous efficiency and control improvements in their supply chains, while at the same time striving to reduce costs and improve product quality. DSV’s automotive solutions cover the entire chain of order management, supplier management and the physical delivery process from Europe to other continents and back. Our solid track record has been demonstrated time and time again at many different premium car brands.