North of France to Mexico

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August 24, 2012  |   Blog,Business case   |     |   Comments Off on North of France to Mexico

 

Business case – France, Europe to Mexico

R&D – Prototype parts:

Our customer, supply chain manager of an important automotive plant in France, called us Monday morning to organize a time critical shipment to Mexico.

Business case - transport from FRA to MEX

His R&D department contacted him early in the morning with a real situation to deal with : their prototype just arrived late from China (it has been delayed for several days on the way) and must be delivered to Mexico latest by Wednesday this week!

Pick-up Monday in France; Delivery Tuesady to MEX

To add to the problem, the parts need to be reassembled in the French plant before to be ready. Therefore, the pick-up time is pushed to 4pm this afternoon.

Keeping the costs down for this 1 parcel shipment

2nd reality to deal with: it is only 1 part to be sent and the customer cannot afford a massive budget on this. It is important and will play his part to satisfy the Mexican customer, but it is not possible to spend several thousands of Euros on this 1 parcel shipment. This condition, definitely exclude the idea of an On Board Courier agent flying to Mexico with the goods (the cheapest return ticket is at 3800euros).

The Solution: a Door-Airport option

Acknowledging these conditions, we offered a Door-Airport solution to the customer. We would have offered a Door-Door solution, but by experience, it is very often faster to deal with the consignee custom broker upon arrival than to try to organize the custom and the delivery with another custom broker at the last minute.

This solution stopping in the hands of the final customer’s agent has 2 advantages: it is far less expensive to organize a Door-Airport shipment than a Door-Door Shipment. 2nd advantage:  as soon as the shipment is delivered to the customer’s agent in MEX airport, you know that you have done your best to ship the goods as fast as possible to the customer’s hands.  It is up to his agent then to deal as fast as possible with the custom clearance; it is not anymore on your responsibility.

Usually, the Mexican customer agree and even support this Door-Airport solution, knowing that he knows his agent at the airport very well and deal with hundreds of Imports this way every month.

A good result and a customer satisfied

At the end, this solution allowed us to reduce our price by about 1500 euros compared to a Door-Door option.
And, regarding the transit time, we could hardly have done better:

Step
  • Shipment picked-up at 16:30 from north of France
  • Custom export procedure same day
  • Flight Departure 23:30 same day
  • Flight Arrival 05:00 am Tuesday morning to MEX Airport
  • Shipment available from flight at noon Tuesday

Conclusion:

It is possible to organize a 24 hours shipment to Mexico. In order to reduce the costs, you can use a premium airfreight option rather than an On Board Courier option. Think about to suggest a Door-Airport solution to your customer in Mexico; most of the time, he will support the idea as he knows that he will have the full control of the shipment as soon as the flight is landed to MEX airport. The best way to get it delivered to his plant as soon as possible keeping the costs down.

To resume this transport
  • Shipment picked-up at 16:30 from north of France
  • Custom export procedure same day
  • Flight Departure 23:30 same day
  • Flight Arrival 05:00 am Tuesday morning to MEX Airport
  • Shipment available from flight at noon Tuesday

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