Consolidating spare part warehouses
Although still in progress, initial information is that purchase or parts are being reduced as the departmental inventories are consolidated and made available to the plant.
The full impact of bar code identification has yet to be realized.
The company has also established warehousing operations in Constanta and Otopeni to support our sea and air freight operations.
Elsewhere in Central & Eastern Europe we have warehousing and consolidation facilities available in Hungary, Serbia, Lithuania, Moldova and Bulgaria.
This network supplied Sealed Air's products to clients across Europe and supported more than 500 field engineers who provided after-sales support.
The rapid growth, however, made it increasingly difficult for Sealed Air to maintain a high level of after-sales service with its current infrastructure.
Manual efforts to improve this situation fail, because of the time-intensive nature of the problem.
A large number of parts, each with special considerations, quickly bog down someone trying to improve the parts purchases.
These include bonded warehouse facilities, consolidation hubs, a dedicated garment consolidation centre in Urziceni, as well as facilities that are suitable for temperature control and hazardous goods.It also required high inventory levels across the network to fully stock all 19 warehouses.To overcome these challenges, Sealed Air turned to UPS.After a comprehensive assessment of Sealed Air's supply chain and an exploration of logistics options, UPS proposed a solution that combined UPS Express network to deliver parts to field engineers.France, a key market for Sealed Air's postsales operation, was selected as the pilot location.