UPS plans to significantly increase its global service parts logistics (SPL) network by establishing 101 new field stocking locations (FSLs) in China.
With the expansion, UPS will cover 89 cities across China with more than 110 bonded and non-bonded FSLs. Companies in a variety of industries that require same-day and/or next-business-day delivery of critical service parts will be served by UPS’s expansion. Examples of these industries include high-tech/electronics, medical equipment and aerospace.
The FSLs in China, like their counterparts across the globe, will utilize the UPS Post Sales Order Management System (OMS), a Web-based system that enables companies located anywhere in the world to assess their critical parts inventory, determine the most optimal routing strategy to meet customer needs, place orders online and track parts from the warehouse to the end user.
In 2009, UPS announced the expansion of its global FSL network in India and the opening of a new customer support center in the Philippines to meet SPL needs in Asia.
UPS’s SPL network features more than 950 FSLs in 120 countries. This global footprint, which is fully integrated with the company’s global transportation network, helps enable companies to locate their products closer to their customers and suppliers. UPS’s SPL services include: critical parts order fulfillment for inbound inventory, warehousing and management of critical parts worldwide; returns and recycling management; and parts and inventory planning.