Spare Parts Logistics: definition and examples
As part of procurement logistics, spare parts logistics deals with the systematic storage and planned, timely provision of spare parts that are required for the maintenance of IT systems, vehicles, machines, plants or individual components.
In addition to handling, storage and provision of spare parts, other tasks fall within the scope of spare parts logistics. These are
- Procurement of materials
- Execution of supplier management
- Production of spare parts
- Processing of offers, returns and orders
Time is of the essence here, because the need for spare parts is always accompanied by disruptions in production processes. The demands on distribution logistics in the spare parts sector are accordingly high: What is required is a demand-driven planned logistics process which ensures that the required parts are available just-in-time.
What are the advantages of spare parts logistics (SPL)?
Outsourcing spare parts logistics offers attractive advantages, especially for international companies. Suppliers can offer their services throughout Europe without having to build or rent additional warehouses – a real plus in terms of cost-effectiveness. Last but not least, optimized, smooth spare parts logistics can help to retain customers and thus strengthen the company’s competitive position.
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