Exel, the global leader in supply chain management, has won a two-year contract with Aftermarket (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors (GM). Building on Exel's longstanding relationship with GM, Exel will manage the complete supply chain to support the sales and distribution of ACDelco products in the UK. The solution has been designed and delivered by Exel in under six weeks to support the re-launch of the ACDelco brand in the UK.

Based at Exel's existing 75,000 sq ft automotive facility in Luton, Exel will manage the handling and despatch of ACDelco product as well as providing a materials management service to Aftermarket (UK) Limited as part of the supply chain solution. This includes inventory optimisation, parts demand forecasting, purchase order management and the planning of all inbound collections from suppliers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) into the parts distribution centre. Initially serving over 50 customers across the UK, Exel will manage all product in the available ACDelco range.

Paul Glanville, Director of Service Parts Solutions for Exel's Automotive sector commented, "When Aftermarket (UK) Limited decided to outsource such a wide range of supply chain services within the automotive sector, the design and delivery of our end-to-end supply chain solution in such a short space of time was critical in ensuring the successful launch of ACDelco in the UK. Building on our longstanding relationship with GM, Exel is proud to be the supply chain partner of choice from day one for the ACDelco brand in the UK."

Nigel Cole, Director, Aftermarket (UK) Limited comments, "ACDelco has an aggressive introduction strategy in 2005. By outsourcing our complete supply chain to a trusted partner such as Exel, we are able to maintain our sales focus and work towards achieving our goals."

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