Inbound Materials Management

Our Emergency Inbound Materials Management solution for the industrial sector provides expedited pick up and delivery of urgent components from your suppliers to your assembly plants to avoid costly production stoppages and / or retrofits.

Our global network of dedicated control centres provides you with order-to-delivery visibility, supplier compliance data and immediate reaction to unplanned events to ensure your production process is uninterrupted.

In industrial manufacturing environments, a 100% guarantee of production uptime is crucial to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and delivery of products to your end customers. Should an incident occur, a timely supply of the correct mission-critical production parts is needed to keep downtime to a minimum.

Yet with today's JIT production processes and minimal pipeline inventory, keeping significant stocks of production parts available at the production site is impractical. This often means that emergency production parts have to be sourced at the last minute from suppliers across the globe.

Our industrial customers trust in TNT as their global logistics partner to get their emergency parts to their plant as quickly as possible.

TNT offers the complete management of your inbound emergency material flows:

  • taking inbound order requests
  • verifying the availability of the material required with your suppliers
  • designing the optimal transport solution
  • confirming the solution with you
  • executing the solution and proactively monitoring the shipment through to final delivery.

Our specialised Inbound Material Management teams are trained in sourcing the best possible solution for your emergency inbound flows. They can source from a large predefined set of possible transportation solutions and can create a tailored solution to meet your deadlines. They are able to give you almost direct feedback on the availability of your inbound materials. They deliver complete control over your shipment from order to delivery, 24/7.

Key benefits:

A single point of contact for the entire process is designated for each customer, and a local contact is dedicated to your specific production facilities.

After your first call you will know in 30 minutes if your emergency production part is available from your supplier, what time it will reach your manufacturing plant and the cost of our proposed solution. This gives you certainty, enables you to control your production process more effectively, and costly shut downs and / or retrofits are avoided.

We proactively monitor the progress of the shipment and advise you if alternative actions are needed. This offers you better control in planning your production flows or alternative scenarios.