Our automotive logistics solutions integrate multiple suppliers around the world with blended in-sequence inbound logistics, just-in-time logistics and established processes.
We offer solutions to OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers that include aftermarket logistics, spare part logistics, tyre logistics, 2-wheel/motorcycle logistics, automotive supply chain activities, inbound logistics and production logistics.
By delivering operational efficiencies with better visibility and control, you can outsource logistics management and operations in a collaborative environment in which processes are customised and supported by a sector-specific and flexible global IT system.
Our automotive logistics solutions
Build-to-order, increased model mixes and reduced inventory are just some of your needs that drive automotive supply chain complexity. Our synchronised personal car logistics solutions, from the supplier base to the assembly line, deliver efficiency, control, and reduced costs while improving quality.
Commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles
Fluctuating demand, volatile fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions are among the factors shaping this market. Our in-bound to manufacturing services collect your supplier parts through "milk runs" or FTL by using our dedicated trailer fleet. And we optimise the parts flow and support assembly plants in our consolidation centres by supplying JIS and/or JIT.
Motorcycle and recreational vehicles
You need specialised delivery equipment in this cost-sensitive consumer category, and the most efficient route to market for your merchandise, garments and service parts. Our warehousing and distribution solutions strengthen your customers' value chains, and support your manufacturing processes from inbound-to-manufacturing, sequencing and assembly services, right through to handling your after-sales service logistics operations.
Aftermarket – supplying the spare parts
Keeping vehicles on the road requires efficient logistics for spare parts. We design and optimise supply chains to deliver parts to dealers, using sophisticated inventory management to keep you in control and give end-to-end visibility.
Our distribution experts ensure that agreed service levels are maintained and performance tracked, leaving you free to manage your dealer relationships. Furthermore, agile distribution methods simplify processes and reduce errors, and we can also manage eligible returns.
Across the supply chain
Can your automotive logistics solutions help me reduce lead times, floor space and inventory levels - and also improve quality?
Our production logistics processes will make sure the right components are delivered to the right assembly lines on time, in the proper build sequence, at the right quality - and at the lowest possible cost. Our customised IT system guides the supply chain processes, providing excellent parts planning and traceability, and parts in DSV in-house designed sequence racks.
Our flagship automotive operation supplies more than 200,000 parts a day in sequence at less than 35 PPM.
How can your automotive logistics solutions help our suppliers meet our manufacturing requirements?
As a leading auto logistics provider, we offer services ranging from in-house warehousing and managing internal and external product flows, to multi-user sequence centres close to your suppliers' assembly plants. These automotive supply chain facilities are compliant with total quality management systems such as ISO 9001 and TS 16949. Our IT systems offer real time online access, full track and traceability and seamless integration into your systems.
75% of any vehicle is produced by OEM suppliers, who also account for 50% of auto sector R&D spend.
Can you get service parts to my customers on time?
More than that - our warehousing and distribution services ensure your dealers will get same-day or next-morning delivery, which provides a sound basis for your customer retention programme. We provide full supply chain visibility into inventory levels, delivery status and KPIs, and manage parts and merchandise in either dedicated or multi-user warehouses or through cross docking concepts.
Service parts account for only 15% of OEM revenues, but contribute more than 50% of profit.
Our experience in Belgium
In Belgium, we operate various warehouses for our automotive customers and are continuously working to adapt our solutions to meet the current challenges of this industry.
We offer multiple services and our experience includes the following market segments:
- Passenger cars
- Commercial, construction & agriculture
- Motorcycle and recreational solutions
- System and component suppliers
- Service and spare parts logistics
In Puurs, DSV Belgium handles the logistics operations of customers active in the automotive spare parts market segment, supplying the aftermarkets such as dealers and garages. For our automotive customer in Ghent, in addition to in-sequence inbound logistics, we handle the full supply chain, including the storage of finished goods and direct delivery to end customers. In Anderlecht we are specialised in the handling and sequencing of car seats.
In our warehouse in Zedelgem, we provide industrial and agricultural automotive solutions. We manage storage, buffering and all the required logistics flows as well as we perform in-sequence inbound logistics including preassembly and kitting.
Warehouse management system (WMS)Customised for your requirements
Freight management system (FMS)Optimises the distribution of your orders from planning to delivery
Duty management system (DMS)Integrated trade, customs and duty management system
DSV e-visibilityAccess your account status from anywhere
Integration gatewayConnects your system with ours via EDI
Trusted by OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers worldwide
Flagship sites worldwide
Dedicated warehouse space
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