Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) play a major role in Finished Vehicle Logistics operations including the management of vehicle inventory, transportation and distribution to dealers and other end customers. Monitoring the performance of Finished Vehicle LSPs is therefore an essential part of a vehicle manufacturer’s operations.
Accurate and timely Packaging Master Data (PMD) are a prerequisite to support efficient packaging management processes. However, a diversity of portal or cloud based solutions are used to communicate those data that do not address full automation for the exchange of PMD.
In the Finished Vehicle distribution process, LSPs are expected to identify individual vehicles by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) which is printed on a label and attached to the vehicle by the OEM after it leaves the production line.