FedEx SupplyChain has made significant enhancements to its FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics service. Users worldwide can now track the status of orders, shipments, and inventory levels in real time—no matter where the order was placed or where it will be delivered—by simply logging on to fedex.com. For added flexibility, order placement and status messaging are available through electronic data interchange (EDI) and delivered in a common global message format. FedEx SupplyChain has also deployed a common warehouse management system, enabling more consistency in capabilities and experience around the world.
Offered by FedEx SupplyChain since 2006, FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics allows customers to centrally locate their most important inventory at stocking facilities throughout the world. Many of these stocking facilities are located near hospitals, business centers, and other strategic sites, enabling customers' field representatives to pick up critical parts on a moment's notice or ship them using one of FedEx's many transportation options. The use of regional and forward stocking locations for this service also allows customers to keep supplies accessible to support an increasingly mobile work force.
FedEx SupplyChain personnel work with customers to first determine how to best position their critical inventories throughout the FedEx distribution network and then develop plans to optimize their overall supply chain. Once the inventory is in place, orders are fulfilled by identifying the sourcing location and transportation option that best meet the customer's delivery needs.
Company: FedEx Corp.
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