Logistics solutions for Canon
Up-to-Date Precision Technology
Canon Europe is one of the high-tech companies that entrusts Schenker Deutschland AG with important assignments in European spare parts logistics.
Germany's leading provider of integrated logistics solutions takes on these assignments for manufacturers of semiconductor components and also for the specialists that fit out high-precision production plant. Among other things, these suppliers manufacture "steppers" on which extraordinarily complex memory chips made of silicon wafers are produced.
DB Schenker supports customers like these with tailored logistics solutions in close association with its own local companies all over Europe.
DB Schenker employees in Japan collect these steppers, which cost several million euros each, from the Japanese manufacturing plant and transfer them in air-conditioned lorries with air suspension to Tokyo's Narita Airport. The strictest security requirements must be observed during the flight to Europe. Even the airplane hold must be temperature-controlled in order to completely protect these special machines from any external temperature effects.
After their arrival in Europe, DB Schenker specialists install these precision technology machines directly at the customer's site. The experts, who wear special protective clothing and use air-cushion lifting devices, have been specially trained by DB Schenker and are familiarized with all the necessary processes. DB Schenker offers Canon Europe the latest information logistics, which makes seamless stock control and constant monitoring of its precision equipment along the entire logistics chain possible for this high-tech supplier.
Canon's service centers all over Europe are supplied with spare parts - reliably, punctually and securely - via special logistics locations that are equipped with dust-free, lockable shelves as well as antistatic flooring and the latest monitoring and warehousing technology.
Last modified: 11.02.2014