YAMATO has long excelled at innovating the automotive supply chain. One of the most challenging logistic operations in the world, YAMATO is helping to align automotive parts and supplies to customer demand. Our clients include some of the biggest car companies and automotive parts suppliers on the planet.

The USA auto industry has experienced significant growth since the 2008-2009 economic downturn. Sales increased from 10 million cars in 2009 to 15.6 million in 2013, causing supply shortages across the supply chain. ( Other challenges include ensuring sufficient supplier capacity to meet demand, and to meet quick parts re-supply deadlines in case of massive parts recalls.

YAMATO has a global view of the automotive supply chain and understanding of its complexity. YAMATO can identify any weaknesses in the supply chain, knowing each critical path and lead time for every product.

Knowing the complete supply chain map is key to YAMATO’s success. Ask us how to find new opportunities and prepare for unexpected situations.

Case Studies


Summary :

YAMATO fortifies Toyota’s commitment to safety and quality by facilitating the recovery of failed automotive components and transport them from the USA to Japan.

Backstory :

Toyota needed a pro-active process to monitor and enhance vehicle quality in North America. The carmaker needed ongoing and timely access to parts to ensure the highest standards of safety and quality for its customers.

Solution :

The YAMATO team initiated development of a complete IT solution for parts recovery and shipment back to Japan. The IT program supports the part recovery logistics management related to Toyota’s Early Detection/Early Resolution (EDER) efforts which allows Japanese engineers to quickly address potential safety or quality issues.

Results :

Toyota is known for its uncompromising commitment to safety and quality in all of its automotive offerings. YAMATO is proud to have implemented a continuous improvement system that allows for both, the documenting and shipping of parts back to Japan.

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