THE Applus+ SOLUTION
Applus+ provides a proactive and cost-effective expediting service through our extensive network of experienced field expeditors strategically located close to major manufacturing locations throughout the world. Our expeditors are skilled in production planning and manufacturing processes for all major industrial disciplines and equipment, and they are able to work with the manufacturer to identify delays and potential problems with a view to maintaining schedules and, if required, initiating remedial action to get production activities back on schedule.
Our experienced expediters not only follow the progress of an order and ensure that all possibilities are considered with a view to improving the proposed delivery date, but also undertake in-depth trouble-shooting to ensure that required delivery deadlines are respected. This work entails pre-production meetings; establishment of programmes or critical path networks; control of engineering, sub-orders and sub-vendors, manufacturing and testing; submission/approval of dispatch documentation; and order close-out.
At Applus+ we recognise the clear distinction between ‘status reporting’ and expediting, and our expediting service focuses on minimising the schedule of each phase of production as opposed to simply detailing its current status.
The competency and effectiveness of our expeditors is constantly monitored and assessed in accordance with our quality-management system, thus ensuring the same high level of service all across the globe. Exit calls and flash reporting direct to the client from the manufacturer’s premises are mandatory.
Our in-house online management system, AMIS, provides a secure portal enabling clients to track and monitor the progress and to budget and plan all their expediting assignments anywhere in the world in real time.