Logwin has increased its support for BMW in Germany with the deployment of its Parts Direct aftermarket service in Berlin and the surrounding area for the same-day delivery of parts to dealers. It has also enhanced its provision of warehouse and transhipment services in Hamburg and Cologne for the storage of original parts for the carmaker.
Having now put into full deployment a project initiated last October, Logwin is collecting aftermarket parts from the BMW Dealer Metro Distribution Center in Berlin and delivering them to 115 BMW dealers in Berlin and the eastern federal states. The company is handling despatch, tracking and tracing and loading/unloading.
"Deliveries are effected in a multi-same-day service," said Dr Stephan Freichel, Managing Director Solutions, Sales and Logistics Engineering at Logwin. "We serve some dealers between two and four times a day. They can call up more than 15,000 different BMW parts numbers on the same day.”
In Hamburg Logwin is now operating 3,000m² of logistics and transhipment space for BMW at its in the PrimeX logistics centre in Norderstedt near Hamburg Airport. Meanwhile, in Cologne-Lövenich, it is operating 3,500 m² of warehousing and transhipment space of which 3,000 m² are currently made available to BMW. That site can be increased to 8,000m² if required.
Deliveries to dealers and workshops in the assigned delivery regions are made up in order cycles up to four times per day utilising a fleet of up to 500 Sprinter vans.
Shipments are put together in a two-step picking process. Small-parts accessories are packed in rotary stackable containers that are then given a seal. Logwin controls the complete flow of containers and manages the interfaces to the BMW's system.