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Caterpillar Logistics Services - Supply Chain Services

Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics) has provided world-class supply chain solutions to parent company, Caterpillar Inc, for more than 80 years and over the last two decades have delivered the same quality of service to external companies in the automotive, industrial, aerospace, defence and technology sectors.

Very few factors can impact on the success of a company more than the performance of the supply chain, it is as important as the products, the service and the people.

Headquartered in Morton, Illinois, Cat Logistics has 110+ facilities and offices in 23 countries on six continents serving more than 60 renowned clients which reads like a who's who of blue chip companies, including Bombardier Aerospace, Daimler, Ford, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Hyundai, Land Rover, Mazda, Navistar, Perkins, Saab, Toshiba, US Cellular, Volvo and many more besides.

Supply chain strategies

Success in today's business environment demands supply chain strategies that are creative, yet practical and realistic. Cat Logistics leverages its experience to develop achievable supply chain strategies intimately linked to business goals. Cat Logistics puts its tools, technology and unrivalled supply chain experience together to turn strategy into reality.

Advanced consultancy and implementation services like network modelling and design, asset planning, transportation modelling, inventory simulation, facility design, and business process engineering are used to create the most efficient cost effective operating environment.

Today's supply chains are technology intensive, hence Cat Logistics takes technology and systems design to an executable level and understands the optimum solution for an efficient, well-designed supply chain. Cat Logistics can deliver a suite of scalable technology alternatives that can be integrated globally into business processes and systems, providing real-time information and putting supply chain in action with robustness, agility and cost efficiency.

Inventory optimisation

Now, more than ever inventory optimisation is a top priority for companies, Cat Logistics has the systems and expertise to improve a company's cash flow without a single extra sale being made. All achievable through greater inventory accuracy, fewer customer shipment claims, reduced inventory losses, greatly reduced auditing, no more planned downtime for physical counts and easier Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) processes

Now having delivered significant results in improving supply chains for automotive, industrial, aerospace, defence and technology sectors, the time is right for Cat Logistics to provide the same service excellence into other sectors such as chemicals, mining, oil and gas, refining and utilities companies supporting their maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) processes. In these markets, asset utilisation increases with better material availability, resulting in higher uptime for equipment and operations. Business risks are mitigated by enhancing quality assurance systems and by instituting measurements for best practices. Material flow is controlled to increase productivity and decrease surplus and obsolescence. Transportation systems move material efficiently and consistently. The result? Performance can be measured at all critical points and aligned with business goals.

Logistics provider

In summary, Cat Logistics are uniquely positioned as a third party logistics provider, equipped with the know-how, the experience and the passion to make their customers' progress possible. Customers value the Cat Logistics' supply chain capability, collaborative approach and the focus on long-term relationships.

To learn more about how Cat Logistics' leading supply chain services can turn your company's supply chain into a competitive advantage, please visit www.catlogistics.com or contact us at supplychainsolutions@cat.com.