Netherlands-based Philips Medical Systems revamped its spare-parts logistics network to better serve owners of its diagnostic imaging machines. These changes were in line with a larger trend in Europe, where roadblocks to centralized distribution of medical equipment slowly are coming down - giving U.S. companies new opportunities for carving out market share.
The Japanese car maker, which once held almost eight months' worth of aftermarket parts at its Belgian logistics center, is well on its way to keeping only a little more than two months' of spares on hand. In doing so, it has relied on surprisingly little in the way of information technology.
The latest news, analysis, services and systems regarding service parts management and its impact on global supply chains. Today’s companies provide support services and parts for years after an initial product sale, and post-sale service can be key to securing customer loyalty and maintaining competitive differentiation. New technologies are allowing companies to increase forecast accuracy for service parts, reduce excess or obsolete spare parts inventory and enhance scrapping programs across all industries. As these services continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies are using service parts management solutions to power their supply chains.
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