New spare parts warehouse for Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd announced the opening of its state-of-the-art spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City (MWC), Jaipur, India. Source: AFDJ eNews

This is one of the largest, most modern warehouses in the country and the company’s first in northern India, it will cater to the requirement of Mahindra customers in north and north western region of the country for both automotive and tractor spare parts.

Spread over an 11 acre plot with an additional five acres for future expansion, this state-of-the-art spare parts warehouse aims to significantly reduce the order processing time for its customers based in North India.

The processing time for the availability of spare parts and distance-to-market is expected to take less than four days.

The company will procure spare parts from over 1000 vendors and nine plants for this new facility.

It will generate employment for more than 450 direct and indirect employees.

This Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) is one of the first facilities to implement SAP – EWM for lean processes ensuring simpler, faster, more accurate and efficient warehousing.

This is expected to be a major enabler in easing processes, enabling higher speeds through automation and reach world class benchmarks in process, scalability, flexibility, speed, infrastructure and quality.

According to Hemant Sikka, Chief Purchase Officer, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra: “It is a moment of pride for us as we inaugurate this state of the art warehousing facility at MWC, Jaipur and in the process set new standards for warehouses in India.

“With a significant investment and employment generation, we are highly invested in the state of Rajasthan. I am sure this will also provide an impetus to the industrial growth of the region.

“At Mahindra we are committed towards creating awareness and ensuring availability of original spares among our customers and to that extent, the company is reasonably insulated from the threat of counterfeit spares.

“The warehouse in MWC Jaipur is part of our expansion strategy and going forward we will create a network of spare parts warehouses in West Bengal, Kanhe and the southern states.”

This is the Mahindra’s fourth spare parts warehousing facility, with the others in Kanhe for automotive Parts, Bhiwandi for tractor parts and Hyderabad for commercial vehicle parts, which send out supplies directly to dealerships and in the open market.

The warehouse incorporates a flexible and agile approach which will ensure that it is able to respond rapidly to evolving customer needs and ensure easy access to original Mahindra spares.