VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced a new program with Meritor Aftermarket Services, Troy, Mich., to offer third party logistics (3PL) services to the VIPAR Heavy Duty supplier community. Under the agreement, VIPAR Heavy Duty will work with Meritor ‘s logistics operation to bring 3PL services to the group's approved suppliers. The new program will utilize VIPAR Heavy Duty's leading edge technology solutions to enable suppliers to take advantage of cost-saving 3PL services.
“Our supplier partners are looking for profitable growth, new market opportunities, and improved efficiencies,” explained Chris Baer, vice president, VIPAR Heavy Duty. "We are excited to team up with Meritor Aftermarket Services. Our partnership allows us to address these needs and offer a new level of 'supplier solutions' as well as globalize our business model. Relationship innovation will drive our success in the future."
Meritor Aftermarket Services is a full-scale 3PL provider offering a number of core logistics competencies including packaging and kitting, material planning, warehousing, distribution, remanufacturing, customer support and consulting services. The partnership with VIPAR Heavy Duty offers suppliers with the opportunity to outsource part or all of their supply chain management functions with the industry’s logistics expert.
“We have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with VIPAR Heavy Duty, ” said Craig Cartmill, general manager, worldwide aftermarket operations, Meritor. “Our business systems help our customers reduce costs by maximizing productivity while improving service levels. We are excited to enhance our services with VIPAR's technology and bring this program to an even larger audience through the VIPAR vendor community.”
The new VIPAR Heavy Duty program with Meritor Aftermarket Services will enable suppliers to reach global customers through Meritor's distribution centers in China, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Those locations are in addition to centers in the United States and Canada and six remanufacturing centers around the globe.