- We classify the logistics process in inbound, internal and outbound. We can offer specialized solutions in all areas.
- Inbound: We take an active part in our suppliers’ supply chain in that we design, develop and agree component packaging. We organize and plan the packaging for the parts to be delivered for more than 98% of our projects. As far as packaging material is concerned, we use special packaging for sensitive parts, universal packaging for less sensitive ones and cardboard boxes too, if this makes ecological and economic sense.
- Together with forwarding agents we plan and organize supplies to our plants. Focusing on the meaningful combination of transport, avoidance of transport and the best environmental protection. We check incoming goods – including the quality of the delivery.
- Our internal logistics is made up of more than just a warehouse that is completely transshipped every three to four days. Within our plant, the components have to be delivered to the right place at the right time as well – to the module production line. Various technology-supported logistics software systems help us with this.
- Our finished modules are transferred to the customer in so-called JIS racks. These outbound logistics – the just-in-sequence transport – are taken over by local forwarding agents. They know the region around our plant best. We agree on a fixed delivery route with them in advance, planning two or three alternative routes so that our called off front-end-modules can still be installed on time at the customer’s plant even if traffic jams or other complications get in the way.
…components assembled HBPO in 2018.
30 HBPO suppliers
350 product groups
15,000 variations of one front-end module
Average of 4 hours from order to delivery
We are a punctual and reliable partner for our customers. We deliver the right front-end module for the car on the assembly line just-in-sequence (JIS). Thanks to its specialization in the just-in-sequence field, HBPO can deliver the required front-end module for every customer – these currently include all major vehicle manufacturers.
…of front-end modules HBPO's logistics providers are responsible for transporting every day.
… the major car manufacturers assemble their cars on an assembly line. Production is roughly planned months in advance. The nearer the actual production date gets, the more detailed planning becomes. HBPO gets the current information and can match its own production planning to the customer’s.
On assembly day, the car is assembled completely within just a few hours. The front-end module, "the car’s face", is attached to the car using a few screws in the last third of the assembly sequence. The order reaches our plant – online in the customer’s production cycle – when the car has passed a control point. This can be between 90 minutes and several hours before assembly on the car. This is the time HBPO has available to manufacture the required front-end module and delivery it in line with the customer’s installation cycle – in sequence.
Depending on customer requirements we can also deliver just-in-time.