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Mitsubishi partners with BCA in supply chain deal

Mitsubishi has awarded BCA an exclusive contract to manage its supply chain from docks to in-life fleet management, de-fleet and remarketing across all the manufacturer’s end of term vehicles.

BCA will manage vehicles at Mitsubishi’s import centre in Portbury. It will provide inbound and onward logistics, new vehicle preparation and enhancement, defleet and inspection and remarketing into the dealer network.

The contract will see BCA use the latest inventory management technology and its national network of refurbishment and remarketing sites to support residual values and reduce days in stock.

Avril Palmer-Baunack, executive chairman, BCA Marketplace, said: “BCA is uniquely placed to provide a truly outsourced partnership that is aligned to a manufacturer's or fleet’s business objectives.

“To meet the changing needs of the motor industry, the supply chain has to be flexible, agile and digitally enabled. De-fleet, refurbishment and remarketing adapt around the requirements of the brand, to put the right vehicle, at the right price, in front of the right buyer at the right time.

She added: “With a national network of sites, the latest digital channels and industry leading technology-driven solutions, BCA has all the tools to drive inefficiency out of the supply chain.”

BCA also will utilise a range of remarketing channels to support the sale of used Mitsubishi vehicles direct to the franchised retail network integrating online, direct sales and physical auction channels. 

Mitsubishi Motors UK managing director Lance Bradley said: “We took a fresh look at how best to drive cost out of our supply chain and improve service for our dealers and fleet customers. 

“BCA’s approach set them apart in their ability to create a solution that improves quality, service, systems, people and processes, but also demonstrated impressive levels of innovation and a thorough understanding of Mitsubishi customers and retailers. 

“BCA also presented their proposal with a highly capable team, and we now look forward to a mutually beneficial business partnership over the coming years.” 


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