Flash Global Logistics Builds New Flagship Parts Distribution Center on Chicago O’Hare Airport Property
Leading Global Logistics Provider Continues Expansion to Accommodate Global Rapid Growth
Mountain Lakes, NJ – March 21, 2012 — Flash Global Logistics (Flash), the leader in single source innovative global supply chain solutions for mission-critical parts and products, has announced that they have built and moved into their new Flagship Parts Distribution Center in Chicago, IL to support their phenomenal growth.
Located directly on Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport property, Flash’s brand new, state-of-the-art Parts Distribution Center (DC) encompasses 107,000 square feet of rentable warehouse space, to service their fast growing list of Mission Critical Parts clients.
The new DC is adjacent to the main airport cargo facility, giving Flash clients nearly immediate access to over 200 daily non-stop locations throughout the world via the major cargo carriers and overnight couriers, allowing Flash customers to submit orders even later and still be able to meet flight cut-off times. A central location for the processing and management of International shipments, Chicago O’Hare consistently ranks in the top 10 in North America and top 25 in the world in terms of its annual air cargo volume, exceeding one million tons in 2011, and is centrally located next to major interstate highways that serve as a hub to the Midwest and rest of the nation.
The DC employs the most technologically advanced telecommunications and networking equipment available to enhance the speed and quality of all transactions that flow through FlashTrac®, a leading edge Service Supply Chain System designed by Flash Global Logistics. In addition, the DC is climate controlled, with a state-of-the-art HVAC system, and also features the latest fire suppression gear that will ensure the protection of client equipment. The property is also patrolled by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) assuring a high level of security.
There are 10 high dock doors to accommodate nearly any size truck, as well as a drive-up ramp for smaller vehicles. Through a partnership with a leading courier service that has an on-site presence, Flash offers clients direct access to 24/7 courier services.
In addition to distribution capabilities, the space is configurable to manage special value added services, including sub assembly, kitting, level-1 testing, reverse logistics and specialized processes’ including testing and repair.
“Our experience with serving a global clientele has enabled us to incorporate many advancements in distribution center technology," said Flash President and CEO Jim van Leenen. “Our clients and prospects have sent a clear message, “Provide flexible Distribution Center space in all markets around the world. Set us up fast without fixed cost, and allow for quick expansion when we need it with little to no upfront costs.” Best practices gained from operating 16 DC’s around the world exclusively for mission critical parts have been incorporated into this impressive, newly built Parts Distribution Center.
Flash has developed an extensive network of DC’s across the globe and guarantees the set up of a DC in less than 60 days in any major market in the world to support the rapid international growth of its clients! Their unique, flexible DC model gives customers the ability to expand and contract their space utilization to gain maximum value of square footage requirements, with minimal fixed costs.
Van Leenen continued, “Based on the growth that we experienced in 2011, and on our anticipated growth in the next 3 to 5 years, Flash has more than doubled the DC space in Sao Paulo, Hayward, Chicago, New Jersey, Amsterdam, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo in order to support the growth of our clients.”
About Flash Global Logistics
For nearly 30 years, Flash Global Logistics (FGL) has provided supply chain solutions, mission critical inventory management and 2 and 4-hour deliveries for clients worldwide. Flash provides total aftermarket single source complex supply chain solutions for service parts and products globally, specializing in emerging markets and flexible distribution and inventory solutions.
Headquartered in the US and also incorporated in Germany and Brazil, Flash has operations in over 80 countries. ISO 9001:2008 certified, Flash continuously demonstrates their commitment to the quality process, policies and procedures while conducting business internationally.
Flash’s services span over 700 FSL’s, 18 multi-client DC’s in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, five global command centers (New Jersey, Mexico City, Săo Paulo, Tokyo and Amsterdam), and in-country management and importer of record services.
Flash provides clients with strategic deployment and positioning, rapid delivery, management and tracking of mission critical service parts and components, focusing on servicing emerging markets, with extensive operations in Brazil, customized distribution solutions, reduction of outstanding inventory, reverse logistics management programs, and assisting clients with new market entry, all supported by FLASHTRAC®, their state-of-the-art customizable IT application. Flash supports clients in computer data storage and networking, security, telecom, high tech communications, healthcare and diagnostic equipment, automation & semiconductor, printing and imaging, as well as many other markets.
For more information, visit www.flashlogistics.com