Mars Logistics, the leading logistics company of Turkey, is continuing to offer logistics solutions specific to its customers’ needs. With its Milk Run transportation service based on the system under which cargoes are delivered within a specific schedule and empty containers are collected during such deliveries or the reverse route is followed after completion of all deliveries and empty containers are collected and brought back, Mars Logistics offers timely and advantageous logistics support to its customers.
Named after the milk distribution in the United States of America and started to be implemented in Turkey since 2000s, Milk Run transportation model is based on the system under which same or different cargoes are collected by a vehicle from various points within a specific schedule and delivered to one or more points and empty containers are collected during such deliveries or the reverse route is followed after completion of all deliveries and empty containers are collected and brought back. With its Milk Run transportation model, Mars Logistics creates a cost advantage for its customers by reducing the warehouse stock loads with scheduled trips and by offering timely logistics services. Crates and empty containers of materials are also collected back through regular and 24-hour transportation services conducted between the manufacturer and the supplier under the scope of the Milk Run transportation model. Providing Milk Run transportation services particularly in the cities with high intensity of automotive sector like Bursa, Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, Manisa, etc. with its fleet of 1820 self-owned vehicles, Mars Logistics renders an excellent service thanks to its wide service network and strong suppliers. While customers’ dispatch requirements are met thanks to the pre-planned routing system within the scope of the Milk Run system, the capacities of the vehicles used for transportation are arranged in the most efficient manner and thus, the storage areas are used more effectively in case of frequent consignments. Providing saving of time and labour with an accurate and fast planning, Milk Run transportation system thus turns the process into an efficient one. Providing Milk Run transportation service to Renault, the giant of the automotive industry, Mars Logistics conducts about 100-120 scheduled trips a day on a 6-day/24-hour basis with its daily updated regular loading lines.
With this transportation model, Mars Logistics also offers to its customers the advantages of avoidance of damages that may occur during loading or transportation, omission of the quality control process repeated at the manufacturer’s plant, cost reduction and acceleration of production.