Chances are you’ve probably ordered something form Amazon before. If you have, you know the logistics of the entire process are very good, especially if you’re a Prime member. (Unlimited two-day shipping is pretty awesome.)
Although vehicle deliveries are a little more complicated, General Motors said it has studied Amazon to improve its factory-to-dealership vehicle deliveries, according to a report from WardsAuto.
“Amazon has the best logistics in the world,” Dale Sullivan, who heads Chevrolet’s Western region, told a dealer gathering in Idaho. “That’s where we need to go; where we can precisely tell you where a vehicle is and when you will get it.”
Shipping vehicles from Michigan based plants to dealers in the America’s mitten is one thing. Getting them to the far reaches of America’s manifest destiny is another.
General Motors currently contracts with trucking and railroad companies to transport deliveries from 18 assembly plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to about 3,500 dealers American dealers. And when auto sales continue to boom as they are, bottlenecking can occur quickly.
Sullivan says executives have visited Amazon, with continuous improvement the utmost goal in GM’s logistics.