The logistics sector, which is vital for domestic and international trade, continued to serve during the epidemic days when trade slowed down.
One of the sectors most affected by the coronavirus epidemic was logistics. Many shipments could not be made, especially due to the closed borders in road transport. During this period, Turkey's leading logistics company Mars Logistics has realized a number of investments to move in to their competence in international transport operations inside Turkey. 1.000 square meters in Eskisehir in January, while in May a total of 5.600 new stores to be opened in Manisa in 5.500, and 3 square meters, the company has strengthened Turkey's domestic distribution services it performs in the 81 provinces. It was also stated that until the end of 2020, work on the establishment of new transfer centers in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Adana is continuing.
indicating an expanded distribution channel with all the services required for integrated logistics in every province of Turkey in a way that they deliver Mars Logistics Domestic Distribution Channels Development Manager Mahmut Yortaç, so stressed that they intended to support the domestic producers. Yortaç said, “The focus of our infrastructure investments, which we have systematized to be accessible in 81 provinces, is to eliminate the borders of domestic producers and increase their access power. We offer our customers Complete and Partial Distribution, Cross-dock, Home Delivery, Lowbed Transport, Container Transport, Milkrun Operations, customer-specific dedicated vehicle and Micro Distribution services. With the new warehouses we opened in Eskişehir and Manisa, we are also storing the domestic distribution. said.
New investments are on the way
Mentioning that they have gained a significant momentum in a short time and that they are aiming for a 2020% growth in 100 in Domestic Distribution, Yortaç said, “In this way we started with a single customer in 2019, we are now in automotive sub-industry, textile, white goods, We work with approximately 50 different customers in sectors such as FMCG, construction, construction market. With the transfer and collection center we opened in Eskişehir at the beginning of the year and the two new warehouses we opened in Manisa in May, we took important steps in the domestic storage point. Until the end of 2020, our investment plan will be to provide partial micro-distribution services by opening new cross-dock and transfer centers in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana and different provinces ”.
The whole process from factory to delivery is under follow-up
Drawing attention to the importance of tracking in logistics operations, Mahmut Yortaç said, “For example, we have integrated our systems with our customers in the white goods sector. In this way, before the products are loaded from the factory, the barcodes are created, the barcodes on the products are read and loaded into the vehicles with hand terminals. When the products reach the transfer center of Mars, they are scanned by hand terminal and downloaded to the warehouse. After the route planning is done on the software, the products are re-read and loaded on the vehicle and delivered to dealers, services or homes. Our customer can enter information such as product code, dispatch number, dealer name into the system on the freight tracking screen and follow all the movements of that product over the system ”.
Hibya News Agency