The automotive industry’s international combination of multi-company, multi-stage production means that stock has to get where it needs to be – on time, undamaged, and in the most cost-effective way possible. Horizon partners with its automotive clients to meet their specific automotive challenges, reduce costs by optimizing the automotive supply chain, and ensure that they have the time they need to focus on their business.
Horizon’s “Control Tower” approach provides complete operational, tactical and strategic control throughout your automotive supply chain. Our online enterprise system, hiCloud, allows full transparency and proactive quality control as well as real-time tracking and tracing all the way down to part and order numbers. Our dedicated teams can even link your Order Management System to our tracking and tracing abilities, giving you full control every step of the way.
Horizon International is strategically located across the world with teams committed and dedicated to the automotive industry. Our superior account management and strong network can match the needs of even the largest global companies, and you will always have a direct line to somebody who knows your business – and who knows what is going on.
Total Automotive Solution
The complex, cross-border nature of the automotive industry requires a solution that balances cost with urgency. Horizon creates the right combination of sea, air and road transportation – from general bulk sea freight to ‘next flight out’ – to meet your specific requirements. You will receive a solution based on your evolving real-time scenarios, from a partner who understands the challenges your industry faces.
The complex structures of the automotive industry impose huge challenges on logistics services. With our global expertise, we can offer you customised transportation and logistics solutions that meet all your requirements.
We work closely with our automotive clients, who benefit from customised solutions that meet their exact requirements and are continuously being improved. Different modes of transport and contract logistics services are combined to form the ideal logistics package for every supply chain.
- Air – Stock or VOR
- Land – Production or Aftermarket
- Production Parts
- Finished vehicle movements
- LLP/4PL solutions
- Contract Logistics/Warehousing
A world leader in automotive production, the company manufacturers and retails commercial and private vehicles on a global scale.
Having served this company for a number of years, providing distribution services for spare parts to a manufacturing facility in Asia across multiple suppliers in the UK, Horizon International were approached to support a significant expansion in volumes required for a new model launch in Asia.
The customer had taken the decision to flex its manufacturing capabilities in the UK whilst enhancing its capability closer to the local market. As such this would improve initial speed to market and ensure availability at launch.
A Leading Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, with a vendor base in the Far East of +3000 suppliers.
Due to the nature of the automotive industry, the client operated a JIT (Just In Time) / LEAN inventory strategy, to increase efficiency and decrease waste by receiving goods only as they are needed in the production process and thereby reduce inventory costs.
Horizon’s Supply Chain services are specifically designed to help and support you to implement best practice across both your supply chain and logistics platforms.
Over 95% of the world’s global trade is distributed via Oceanfreight and Horizon has developed robust relationships with all major shipping lines to ensure flexibility of service and the capacity to provide critical space allocations.
To support our clients, Horizon has created a dynamic single systems solution – hiCloud, to cater for customers’ needs across the freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain arena.