Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Aerospace supplier extends logistics contract

Marshall Aerospace has awarded a three year contract to DB Schenker to provide logistics services for the movement of aircraft parts for both civil and military aircraft, expanding on a relationship that goes back six years.

Shipments being moved consist predominantly of components – both inbound and outbound – between North America and the UK with the majority weighing less than 50kg.

The shipments comprise a mixture of urgent parts and spares which could stop a production line as well as regular stock items which need to be retained at the company’s headquarters. Many are of a time sensitive nature and Schenker employs dedicated staff in its Aeroparts division at Heathrow to meet Marshall’s requirements where precise door to door transit times are required.

Paul Phillips, purchasing manager at Marshall Aerospace, said: “Working in an aerospace MRO creates additional pressures on our supply chain. It is key to contract the right logistics service provider that is able to provide an efficient and effective solution and can also adjust to a reactive and changing environment. Renewing our contract with DB Schenker to provide this service to Marshall Aerospace is testament to how they fulfil this role.”