UPS plans to increase its global service parts logistics network significantly, by establishing 101 new field stocking locations in China.
According to Brad Mitchell, the president of UPS Logistics and Distribution, UPS China is a critical part of the growth strategy of many companies worldwide and UPS's regional and global FSL network is positioned to support these companies after-market needs in Asia. He pointed out that the UPS network was already the world's largest logistics network.
With this expansion, UPS covers 89 key cities across China with more than 110 bonded and non-bonded FSLs. Companies in a variety of industries that require same-day or next-business-day delivery of critical service parts are set to benefit from UPS's expansion. Examples of these industries include high-technology, electronics, medical equipment, and aerospace.
The FSLs in China, like their counterparts across the globe, will utilize the UPS Post Sales Order Management System, a Web-based system that enables companies located anywhere in the world to quickly assess their critical parts inventory, determine the optimal routing strategy to meet customer needs, place orders online and track parts from the warehouse to the end user.
UPS's SPL services include: critical parts order fulfillment for inbound inventory, warehousing and management of critical parts worldwide; returns and recycling management, and parts and inventory planning.