Choice Logistics expands global network

Choice Logistics, the global specialist in outsourced mission-critical service parts logistics services, is continuing to expand its base of strategic stocking locations (SSLs) internationally.  The company has increased its highly specialised services to support clients through multiple sites in 90 countries, providing real-time, global visibility on its proprietary system.

This broad network is positioned to manage high-value service parts with industry leading real-time inventory and order tracking.  Choices proven best practices and sophisticated processes provide the consistency clients require to grow globally without significant investments or additional overhead, offering a distinct competitive advantage in todays tight economy.

We are committed to providing our customers with the most reliable mission-critical, time-definite service parts logistics support possible globally, said Michael Katz, CEO, Choice Logistics.  While Choice already has an established stocking location network for global customers, we make it a priority to identify opportunities to expand and improve efficiencies whenever and wherever possible.  We are extremely proactive in our worldwide expansion efforts to support customers, thereby strengthening their service offerings.

Choice is dedicated to collaborating with clients to provide customised solutions that facilitate international growth. As an expert in accommodating customers geographical scope or service demands despite local challenges, Choice is adept at helping customers enter new regions efficiently without significant investment.  Two prime examples of this are Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a provider of data storage solutions, and Blue Coat Systems, Inc., an enterprise Web security company.

The best attributes of Choice are their global, real-time inventory system and consistency of performance, said John Peterson, vice president of logistics, Hitachi Data Systems.  With the same level of visibility and accurate asset tracking regardless of location, we know our parts are where they should be, when they should be there.  Now, as we partner with Choice to improve our service parts delivery in Asia and Europe, Im confident that well receive the same level of efficiency.

Choices significant SSL presence has significantly helped in Blue Coats global expansion initiatives, said Brian Hays, Blue Coats senior manager of service parts operations.  We have leveraged existing Choice sites, or when needed, they are more than willing to work with us to establish a new location. This level of commitment towards helping us improve our service offering is a true differentiator.

To complement its growing global footprint, Choice also continues to invest in its IT infrastructure.  This includes upgrades in tracking capabilities that improve parts traceability, and the development of a comprehensive knowledge management database to share information across their network, to elevate service levels.

A complete listing of specific SSL locations can be reviewed at:  www.choicelogistics.com/gli/ssls.html.


About Choice Logistics
Choice Logistics creates outsourced service parts logistics services built to meet the unique challenges of mission-critical, global service organizations. More than 380 strategic stocking locations (SSLs) around the world provide 24/7 same-day solutions and strategic inventory management. Choice blends new thinking with focused insight to address the challenges and opportunities of leading companies to provide them with a competitive advantage. Avaya, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems and others have selected Choice as their preferred global provider of outsourced logistics. 

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