Lexus Distribution Center Opens in Metro Atlanta
- Sep 01, 2016
By Robert Demeter
The new center will incorporate 107,000 square feet of space and employ up to 30 workers. The facility will stock approximately 43,000 Lexus parts and serve 27 Lexus dealerships in the Southeast, primarily in Atlanta, but also in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.
“The Atlanta PDC will improve service and support for Lexus dealers in the area, as it incorporates best practices learned at other PDCs,” said Jason Brown, operations manager for Toyota’s Service Parts and Accessories group. “With same-day service in select metro areas and overnight delivery service by the next business day, we can help our dealers get Lexus Genuine Parts to our customers faster and with more service options.”
The Atlanta PDC offers Lexus dealers one-day delivery, more precisely, orders at the end of the business day will be delivered before the start of business the following morning. The center will also offer same-day service in some select areas where dealers can place an order in the late morning and either pick up the part at the PDC or at a centralized meeting point. With this service, dealers can have a Lexus vehicle back on the road the same day with minimal inconvenience to the customer.
Additional features at the PDC include strategically placed “Golden Zone” storage bins for quick and ergonomic access to the most commonly ordered parts, rolling deck cages used during delivery to provide damage protection for parts and to make the drop-off process more efficient, and more.
Since around 2000, Lexus dealers in the Southeast area have received parts through a TMS partnership with Southeast Toyota (SET) and its facility in Jacksonville. Considering the growth of their own business since that time, SET needed to regain parts storage capacity at their Jacksonville facility, which led to TMS opening its own distribution center in the region.
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