DAF Trucks has selected DB Schenker in Brazil as its logistics service provider.
The Brazilian arm of the global logistics provider will be responsible for export consolidation, supply chain visibility and import logistics in support of DAF Brazil’s new truck assembly plant in Ponta Grossa, in the state of Paraná. DB Schenker will be responsible for the door-to-door air and ocean transportation between DAF Brazil’s European supply base and the Brazil assembly plant. Furthermore, DB Schenker will be responsible for the Brazilian customs clearance and final delivery.
DB Schenker will also provide the DAF Brazil materials planners with a purchase order management solution and supply chain visibility using the Integrated Cargo Management tool, “Scout,” according to Tim Horton, global account manager for PACCAR, DAF’s parent company.
“The logistics for the supply of the DAF plant in Ponta Grossa is not limited to effectiveness on meeting production deadlines, consolidation processes and transport,” said Clara Beuttenmüller, national sales manager of DB Schenker in Brazil, in a written statement. “It also illustrates our vendor management and supply-chain visibility solutions throughout the globe, with dedicated teams in the Netherlands and Paraná operating as control towers to ensure quality in the logistics process from beginning to end.”