XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has launched a custom-designed parts warehousing and distribution network for JLG Industries, Inc. in North America. JLG is a leading global manufacturer of access equipment for the construction and industrial markets.
In 2016, JLG selected XPO as its strategic partner to create a next-generation logistics solution for its aftermarket operations. The new network utilizes two dedicated, state-of-the-art distribution centers operated by XPO: a 215,000-square-foot facility in Las Vegas that serves customers in the western United States and Canada, and a 316,000-square-foot facility in Atlanta that serves the Midwest and East. Applicable international shipments will also eventually be served from the Atlanta facility.
"We chose XPO Logistics as our strategic partner based on their expertise in handling the demands of high-volume logistics and distribution," said Jonathan Dawley, global vice president, aftermarket with JLG Industries. "The new network solves the goals we set for the collaboration - improved speed, reliability and throughput, cost efficiency for our customers, and capacity for growth."
XPO tailored its technology to optimize inbound parts receipt and stocking, order picking and fulfillment, quality control, shipping, returns management and continuous improvement. Each site maintains an inventory of approximately 65,000 SKUs, including the JLG Genuine and JLG Reman parts lines, as well as JLG's new MaxQuip line of more than 18,000 SKUs from over 70 industry manufacturers.
Ashfaque Chowdhury, XPO Logistics president, supply chain-Americas and Asia Pacific, said, "The transition went smoothly following a strong collaborative effort. JLG now has a cutting-edge aftermarket parts distribution network that's strategically positioned for greater efficiency. Our team is proud to help JLG deliver its expanded parts offering to customers, with a technology framework that supports future growth."