At the core of Rubicon VLS services is the day-to-day, operational management of the flow of finished vehicles from origin to dealer. This encompasses monitoring inventory levels and pipeline counts, overseeing and following through on customer priorities, and directing movements within the network while coordinating with supplier capabilities and capacities. This also includes support activities that measure network performance through the creation of internal customer scorecards, supplier balanced scorecards, supporting metrics, and business analytics reports. All aspects of operations are considered in order to enable well-informed decision making.
Network design is a key activity in creating a streamlined and optimized network. There are multiple scales of design that Rubicon VLS can support, dependent on the goals needing accomplished. Whether the task is short-term diversion analysis, or long-term cost savings distribution analysis, we have the ability to interpret the request, and provide output across multiple summary views. Our experts can identify feasible alternatives based on extensive finished-vehicle-network knowledge. We understand the comprehensive list of required study inputs, and provide multiple options for the customer to make the decision that best aligns with their priorities.
Rubicon VLS can be your solution for bid package creation, analysis, and budget construction. Procurement activities often determine the direction of an organization. Making the best decisions leads to greater long-term success. We can support these activities through the use of advanced analytical processes which enable the efficient output of ready-to-distribute bid packages, bid analysis, and budget segments.
For additional needs beyond the preparation of bid material and analysis, Rubicon VLS can manage the procurement process in its entirety. This includes developing bid strategies, managing round-by-round negotiations, fully vetting supplier capabilities, administering contracts, and negotiating terms and conditions on the customer’s behalf. This is accomplished by utilizing a thorough project management environment to ensure timing and requirements are met.
Rubicon VLS offers the support activity of route development and data entry of finished vehicle routes within OEM preferred systems. Our network experts have an understanding of how vehicles should logically be routed by facility, and follow contractual guidelines as outlined by OEM. We are able to enter routes correctly the first time, and recognize and resolve incorrect routes to avoid misshipments .
The management of damage claims through to completion is an additional service that Rubicon VLS offers. This includes utilization of online tracking tools that make information readily available for the proper assignment of damages occurring throughout the transportation cycle of the vehicle.