Train manufacturer Dellner fights every day to make production as efficient as possible. Of course they want logistics to be optimized in the same way.
A problem arises at one of the factories in China, which may mean that the delivery takes an extra week. A delay that Dellner cannot accept.
̶ The reason for the disruptions can come from subcontractors or internally, says Bill Glad, Global Supply chain manager at Dellner.
And emergency solutions are often the same as expensive solutions.
̶ Much of our goods are transported between our own companies before it reaches the customer, so it is purely internal costs. There is nothing we can bake into the deal, he says.
From Falun in Sweden to a global network
Bill Glad has been responsible for logistics at Dellner for four years now. But he has been at the company for 20 years in total.
̶ We have made the journey from a small local company to one of the largest in the world in our industry. It has been an incredible development and we are still developing.
But if he compares then and now, the biggest difference is digitalization.
̶ We run everything through eSchenker and our TMS-system, nothing is done manually today. Digital connection is an absolute requirement we have.
Today, Dellner is a global company with large flows mainly to India, USA and China.
̶ We have optimized routines and working methods, the goal is that everything becomes as efficient as possible. We do everything we can to shorten lead times, to keep inventory values and transport costs down, says Bill Glad.
What would you like to regarding logistics solutions in the future?
̶ What I want for the future is a faster boat at a lower price range. The new ocean solution LCL System Premium comes just right in time for me. If it's a little, a little, faster and not too expensive it's interesting to us. It would be a way to optimize freight, both from a cost and environmental perspective.