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Atlas Copco Compressors Canada Maximizes Customer Service and Minimizes Airfreight through Macs²


Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, We are very proud to announce that Macs² program has been selected as finalist for the Supply Chain Award Project of the Year 2013, a contest organized by PICS, a Belgian Supply chain society and associate of the American APICS organization, and VIB, a Belgian Organization for Sourcing and Logistic management, both well known for their trainings and certifications in Supply Chain Management.

Projects are validated on their contribution to the total supply chain process, degree of innovation, change management and of course measurable and proven results.

Within the Macs² concept, Atlas Copco’s customer centers in overseas countries are provided with an inventory management and reporting tool that is centrally governed by the Logistic Competence Centre in Antwerp, Belgium. The local warehouses keep stock that is replenished from the central hub with sea freight; only items that are not sold often within the domestic market are flown in from the distribution center. The inventory management tool is part of a central web based application, and is foreseen as an intelligence that optimizes stock levels and generates daily stock refills taking the most optimal transport mode into consideration. This has led to a decrease of total logistic cost, healthy stocks, increase in customer service and efficient administrative, as well as, warehousing procedures.

Through this innovative program which has been tested and piloted in Atlas Copco Compressors Canada since early 2011, we aim to increase spare parts availability for our customers in a sustainable way. This means taking into consideration overall logistic costs, our impact on the environment and the empowerment of the local organizations to establish excellent logistic processes throughout the supply chain.

Congratulations to the Macs² team!

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network and offers specialty rental services. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.