Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), the Brazilian-based manufacturer of smaller commercial, executive and military jets, has selected Menlo Worldwide to operate a regional logistics hub for service-parts distribution in the Asia-Pacific market. The deal calls for Menlo to set up a dedicated facility at its existing Singapore Regional Logistics Hub, to handle the warehousing and distribution of service parts related to Embraer's regional and executive jet aircraft. Menlo will maintain a complete inventory of parts for the manufacturer's ERJ 145 and 170/190 line of planes. Activities to be performed at the site include import customs clearance, local transportation of inbound shipments, quality inspection, repair, returns management and order fulfillment. The last includes picking, packing and three levels of dispatch service, depending on the urgency of the order. Menlo will also select and manage freight forwarders approved by Embraer. The company specializes in commercial jets of up to 120 seats. Its inventory at the Menlo facility will consist of more than 20,000 SKUs of service parts, components and supplies.
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