PartsPoint opens new depot infrastructure
The opening of the depot in Apeldoorn brings the roll-out of the new logistics infrastructure past the halfway point.
The new major regional depots for PartsPoint are now operating in the greater Rotterdam area (Zwijndrecht) and the Amsterdam metropolitan region (Weesp), and now the centre of the Netherlands (Apeldoorn) is operational. Depots in the north of the Netherlands (Assen) and the south of the Netherlands (Helmond) will be up and running in November.
The wholesale stores for Brezan Automaterialen and AD Benelux can contact these regional depots to source parts that they do not have in stock themselves. This ensures greater availability of parts for mechanics and dealers.
The depots are set up to facilitate maximum availability all day long. Inventory is geared towards delivery rates of 96-99%, depending on how current a product group or line is. Peter Meyer, supply chain director at PartsPoint, is fully satisfied with the results. “This new distribution structure marks the fulfilment of a sophisticated concept in which high-demand parts have maximum local availability for our wholesalers. At the same time, a full spectrum of parts that are less in demand can still be delivered from a nearby location.”
The new PartsPoint depots are spacious: They provide capacity for a total of 60,000 locations on a floor area totalling 3,500 m2. The depots are linked to Brezan branches and wholesalers affiliated with AD Benelux by nearly fifty routes serviced daily. Affiliates can also pick up parts from the depots themselves.