NITTSU Logistics Chips in for Success of New Tech Plant

Freight Forwarding

Summary:

A major technology firm had plans to build a chip-producing plant in New York, requiring massive equipment to be shipped from multiple Japanese suppliers in specific coordination. Nippon Express got the equipment to its destination, on time, on budget, and with zero damage.

Challenge:

The technology manufacturer had plans to build a new microchip manufacturing plant in New York, and it required multiple pieces of very large equipment. In fact, single shipments consumed 40 percent of a B-747 freighter. Unless the equipment was delivered and installed in the proper order, certain equipment would not have the space to be maneuvered into the correct plant location. The equipment was supplied from four different manufacturers in Japan with simultaneous shipments.

Solution:

Nippon Express provided advanced coordination with the receiving factory planner, vendor manufacturing firms, and air carriers for a door-to-door logistics solution. To control air cargo cost, Nippon Express leveraged its relationships with air carriers to maximize commercial cargo, where other logistics firms likely would have required more expensive charter solutions. To ensure damage-free, on time delivery, Nippon Express used a direct freighter solution with Nippon personnel providing capacity management during loading/build up in Japan and unloading/build down in New York.

Results:

Nippon Express delivered the manufacturing equipment from four Japanese vendors to the plant in New York – in the proper sequence, on time, on budget, and with zero damage.