The investment in the all-new Highbrook parts distribution centre (PDC) has already paid dividends for BMW Group New Zealand.
The Highbrook PDC has just been presented with the 2008 BMW Group Silver Award for excellence in part logistics. To win this award the Highbrook facility was measured with all the other global BMW subsidiary logistics operations.
Since 1990 the BMW Group has seen its parts distribution business grow from 9787 lines processed per month to 15700. The size of the parts distribution warehouse has grown from 1000 square metres in 1990 to 4770 square metres at the new Highbrook facility which opened in May 2007.
“In 2003/2004 it quickly became obvious to us that the warehouse attached to the BMW Group offices in
“For every new BMW car sold in
“It was decided that we should seek a
“The new Highbrook facility was designed by BMW Group appointed architects to be as efficient as possible; the specialist racking system alone is worth 1.3 million dollars. There’s a triple mezzanine with an elevator, as well as state-of-the-art parts drawers, plus secure storage for high value items as well as hazardous materials.
“We have embraced all logistics technologies to improve customer service and minimise costs,” says Colin Briscoe. “As such the Highbrook parts distribution centre has 4 warehouse staff and 2 operational staff.
BMW New Zealand Groups processes 5 VOR (vehicle-off-road) shipments a week with a 48 hour lead time from
“We expect our dealers to provide premium support to customers,” says Colin Briscoe.
“So we must provide the tools for our dealers to achieve this. Premium car buyers are entitled to premium after-sales support.”
“BMW Group New Zealand embraced the opportunity presented by used imports irrespective of origin. If the vehicle carries a BMW badge then we will support it for parts logistics.”
Global award winning local parts distribution centre
Wednesday, 15 April 2009