Monday, May 9, 2011

DB Schenker Wins Another Aircraft Parts Logistics Contract

Signs Three Year Contract With Marshall Aerospace
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UK - Following on from their extension of a major contract with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to handle the company’s part distribution network Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global logistics provider, has announced that they have now been chosen by Marshall Aerospace to provide supply chain support for the movement of aircraft parts for Marshall’s civil and military customers.

Marshall’s, the UK’s leading, independent aerospace company whose work includes major structural rebuilding on the RAF’s fleet of Hercules transports, has awarded a new three year contract to Schenker’s which will see that company responsible for handling both inbound and outbound shipments which comprise a mixture of urgent parts and spares which could stop a production line as well as regular stock items which need to be retained at the company's headquarters.

Paul Phillips, Purchasing Manager at Marshall Aerospace, said:

“Working in an aerospace MRO (Maintenance, repair and operations sector) creates additional pressures on our supply chain. It is key to contract the right logistics service provider that is able to provide an efficient and effective solution and can also adjust to a reactive and changing environment.”

“Our Contract with DB Schenker to provide this service to Marshall Aerospace is testament to how they fulfill this role.”

This need will be met by Schenker Limited’s dedicated staff in its Aeroparts division at London Heathrow to meet Marshall's exacting requirements where precise door to door transit times are required.

“Our relationship is based on integrity,” says Schenker Limited's Commercial Director, David Harrison.

“When working for a company like Marshall Aerospace we need to have a two way relationship where they can trust us implicitly to deliver precisely what they require. They measure us keenly but at the same time allow us to make recommendations about key areas where service improvements can be introduced.”