Automotive logistics specialist Imperial Logistics has secured additional road transportation management business from its major client BMW Group.
Imperial Logistics is adding new routes and extra daily runs to its existing programme of JIT (just in time) and JIS (just in sequence) megatrailer operations, delivering parts from component suppliers and BMW Group locations throughout Europe to the company’s plants in Germany.
Imperial Logistics meanwhile continues to operate its WOW (warehouse on wheels) concept at the trailer park it manages for the BMW Group plant at Wackersdorf (Bavaria), where it manufactures dashboards. Trailers loaded with these parts are shuttled from the production line to the trailer yard, where they are held for delivery on demand to BMW’s assembly plants in Munich, Dingolfing, Leipzig and Regensburg.
The entire haulage operation is controlled by Imperial Logistics’ control tower, regularly notifying real-time location and ETA at destination. To support this, all Imperial Logistics vehicles deployed on the contract are equipped with tablets and GPS.