TNT Logistics North America (Jacksonville, Fla.,) a provider of supply chain services to the automotive industry, has been awarded a multi-year contract to run a tire and wheel sequencing operation in support of Ford Motor Company’s assembly complex in Oakville, Ont. This plant will produce the new Ford Edge, due out for the 2007 model year.
This operation will help meet broadcast requirements for the plant and facilitate a more direct flow of material for mounting and balancing before installation on vehicles. This operation is TNT’s gateway to the flexible manufacturing process that is now part of the Way Forward Program efforts of Ford. The tire and wheel operation will begin in July.
“TNT’s tire and wheel sequencing operation is just one step in Ford’s plan to develop flexible manufacturing processes at its Oakville plant,” said Kerry Zielinski, director of business development, TNT Logistics North America. “Since this will be Ford’s largest complex in North America, we understand the importance that material flow services will play in the future of this plant.”
Source: TNT Logistics North America