Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) announced that it has established multiple warehouse operations in China to support a growing fleet of 6,000-horsepower diesel locomotives. EMD won a contract in September 2005 to supply 300 locomotives to the China Ministry of Railways.
The new parts warehouses are located in Northeast China close to customer maintenance operations, and are configured to meet both the customer and EMD’s needs. “The customer measures locomotive fleet performance based on the amount of time each locomotive is not available to move freight thus swift and efficient parts supply is necessary to minimize downtime,” noted EMD.
“Each of the warehouses is designed to fit within the structure of EMD’s global materials management and finance operations and assuch, each utilizes EMD’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)system,” said EMD. “This system allows for immediate access to inventoryinformation such as the location, and routing of parts.”