Minth Group is a leading manufacturer of exterior automotive trim parts with number one market ranking in China and growing global significance. The group supplies to major automotive brands including Audi, Skoda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, Hyundai and Mitsubishi.
Commitment to precision: 99.9% warehouse accuracy
cargo-partner supports Minth in the production of more than 88,000 cars per year, handling a total of over 120 different stock keeping units (SKUs). Since the leading automotive supplier needs to ensure reliability for its customers, Minth expects full transparency and continuous process improvements. The highest precision is necessary to ensure smooth production flows – not even a single piece can be out of place. From the start, cargo-partner made a commitment to maintain a warehouse accuracy of at least 99.9%. The Minth Logistics Department HQ appreciates the effective collaboration: “Our customers expect very high reliability in our services, so we need a partner who can ensure the utmost accuracy and transparency in all processes. With cargo-partner, we have achieved a maximum performance rate while maintaining optimal cost control.”
Comprehensive logistics service package
cargo-partner was recommended to Minth by one of the automotive supplier’s customers. The cooperation began with cross-docking services in 2013 and quickly grew to encompass more and more specific automotive logistics solutions. In 2019, the two companies set up an end-to-end logistics process for a customer of Minth at the cargo-partner Automotive Competence Center in Dunajska Streda. Today, cargo-partner provides a comprehensive automotive logistics service package for Minth, covering the entire process from inbound to outbound logistics. In addition to the storage and preparation of goods according to call-offs by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), the provided services include specific packaging, repacking, kitting, VDA labeling (compliant with the norms of the German Association of the Automotive Industry), WMS scanning and monitoring, T1 customs handling, invoicing, and personalized reports. To ensure smooth processes, cargo-partner works with the OEM’s own manuals and WebEDI systems.
Close monitoring and streamlined outbound processes
The logistics provider closely monitors current inventory levels and compares them to the advance shipping notices (ASN) received from Minth as well as the daily call-offs by Minth’s customers. As soon as the goods arrive in the cargo-partner warehouse, they are relabeled to reflect the customer’s item numbers and fulfill their sorting requirements. To streamline outbound processes, cargo-partner has set up numerous EDI connections with Minth’s end-customers, so that ASNs are automatically transmitted from cargo-partner to the OEMs. This way, all parties are up to date about expected deliveries. Finally, cargo-partner prepares the goods according to the call-offs by OEMs just in time for pickup.
Personal consultation and detailed reports
To ensure full transparency and end-to-end documentation, goods are scanned at every single handling step: whether they’re being sorted into the shelf, going through quality checking, being repackaged or sent on their way to an outbound delivery. Personalized reports give Minth an easy overview over current stocks, inbound and outbound flows as well as outstanding pro-forma invoices. Based on cargo-partner’s expertise in supply chain management, the logistics provider can support Minth with detailed consultation to achieve a continuous optimization of processes. Thanks to the long-standing industry expertise and tailor-made service provided by cargo-partner’s Automotive Competence Center, Minth benefits from significant advantages in regard to performance and cost optimization.