UPS plans to boost its global post sales service options by expanding its field stocking location network in India.
Brad Mitchell, president of UPS Logistics and Distribution, said: “Despite current economic conditions, Asia continues to be a global manufacturing hub and market research indicates Asia’s contract logistics market could overtake North America’s in the next five years.”
UPS’s network of field stocking locations provides logistics support to companies that need to respond quickly to customer service needs, such as high-tech electronics firms.
The expanded network, including more than 130 FSLs, will benefit customers requiring close-to-customer field stocking facilities and a transportation network to support same-day, next flight out and next-business-day delivery of critical service parts.
As a result the sourcing time for customers is greatly reduced as they gain immediate access to strategically-located central distribution centres and FSLs across India.
UPS currently has more than 700 field stock locations in 120 countries.