Automotive Logistics: Just-in-sequence production supply

Global competition demands a continuous improvement of efficiency by the companies in the automotive industry. Logistics processes offer a significant potential for this.

With our experience and know-how we can help you to continuously optimize these processes. Together with you, we plan and implement solutions tailored especially to your requirements, from warehousing to complete production logistics. We benefit particularly from the fact that our portfolio covers the entire supply chain.

Schnellecke trucks collect goods from numerous automotive suppliers every day in order to subsequently bundle them in our own consolidation centers and redistribute them according to their destination. The trailer yards set up by Schnellecke take over the buffer function for the just-in-sequence supply of the production lines. The groupage freight for the automotive industry in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe is ensured with a European-wide transport network.

Among other things, our service portfolio for automotive logistics includes:

Regional forwarding

For regional forwarding we collect the consignments from our customers’ suppliers and take them to our consolidation warehouses. From there they are transported to our customers. Your advantage: you only have one contact person. We use our own fleet of vehicles and primarily our own drivers; there are no changing subcontractors.

Full Truck Load / Less Than Truckload

Full truck loads (FTL) are characterized by the fact that the quantity of goods of a transport is picked up from a shipping agent or consignor and is transported to a receiver under complete utilization of the means of transport without consolidation.

On the other hand, with less than truckloads (LTL), several shipments of one or more consignors are consolidated and then loaded onto a means of transport. Due to their size or the corresponding requirements of the shipping agents, LTL are usually not consolidated. However, they do not completely utilize the freight capacity of the truck and are therefore transported together with other partial loads or also with groupage freight.

We organize national and international FTL and LTL transports for many well-known companies from various industries and also carry these out in our own name using our standardized equipment.

Just-in-time transports and Just-in-sequence transports

Just-in-time means providing goods at exactly the right time as they are required. Just-in-sequence characterizes the delivery of the necessary goods on time, in the right amounts and variants, and at the right place for their immediate processing.

With our JIT and JIS transports, Schnellecke ensures delivery synchronous to production and therefore contributes to our customers’ production reliability.

The right transport planning is the nuts and bolts of JIT and JIS transports. Our many years of industry experience facilitate the always smooth logistics process for the supply of your production lines according to your requirements and schedule. The just-in-time deliveries are planned to the minutest detail by us and managed by IT in order to ensure ongoing production at all times. The aspects of time-frame management, transit times and contingency plan also take on an especially important role.

Our in-house Schnellecke JIT System software also ensures the reliability of our JIT/JIS transports for which it was especially developed. Together with our own staff, it ensures strict compliance with the timetable and just-in-sequence deliveries.

Inter-plant transports

The trend towards the use of platform strategies can mainly be found in car manufacturing, but other industries are also taking up the concept. In-house component plants act as first tier suppliers. Transports do not take place with external suppliers but between the company’s own facilities. For many years Schnellecke has been carrying out inter-plant transports for major automobile manufacturers and is your reliable partner for this.

Automated loading of car body parts

The automated loading of car body parts is a highly specialized service that we take on for our customers. The typical process includes the takeover of the provided wagon groups, the supply of the automated loading facility with the delivered car bodies, the sealing of the loaded wagons, and the transfer of the finished wagons to the railway operator. Furthermore, we take care of the frame handling as well as the inspection and maintenance of the special transport frames. We also take on the system service, the continuous monitoring of the system mechanics, and the monitoring and operation of the loading system.

Transport Services

We offer you a variety of logistics solutions, from regional forwarding, to trailer yard concepts.

Find out more

General Cargo

Whether consumer goods or industrial products – with Schnellecke your deliveries always arrive at their destination reliably and on time.

Find out more

Vehicle Fleet

Schnellecke has been a pioneer in the technical and ecological conversion of its vehicle fleet for years.

Find out more


Schnellecke is one of the companies that consistently relies on digitalization, not least because of the conservation of natural resources.

Find out more