UPS makes deal on used car logistics
Manheim, a provider of automotive remarketing services, has selected UPS to oversee its supply chain for moving millions of used vehicles each year to the wholesale market.
'After an extensive review of our vehicle transport operations, we identified opportunities to improve efficiencies and deliver a more consistent experience for our customers,' said Brett Franklin, senior director, Manheim. 'Working with UPS, we found a partner that understands the type of logistical expertise, coordination and quality of service required and offers the best transport solution for us and our customers.'
UPS's Automotive Industry Solutions Group will work on behalf of Manheim's customers — including dealerships, auto manufacturers, car rental companies and financial institutions — to arrange pick up and drop off of vehicles bound for Manheim's 77 operating locations in the United States.
Through its wholesale operating locations and remarketing technology, Manheim says it connects buyers and sellers around the globe to the world's largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace. In 2008, Manheim handled nearly 10 million used vehicles, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value.
Manheim is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading media company and provider of automotive services.