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Advance Auto Parts Direct Import Program. Lisa Saunders Vice President Transportation. May 28,2008. About Advance Auto Parts.

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Advance Auto Parts

Direct Import Program

Lisa Saunders

Vice President Transportation

May 28,2008

About advance auto parts

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items in the United States. Advance serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. The Company operates 3,291 stores in 40 states Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Advance s direct import program

Advance’s Direct Import Program

  • Advance has been direct importing for 3 years

    • Accessories, batteries, maintenance

  • The Federal Government holds the importer of record of hard parts accountable as the “manufacturer”

  • The Federal Government holds the “manufacturer” responsible for defects, call backs and product liability on imported hard parts

Advance s supply chain network

Advance’s Supply Chain Network

  • Advance Auto has 8 Distribution Centers

    Roanoke, VAKutztown, PA

    Gastonia, NCSalina, KS

    Thomson, GADelaware, OH

    Lakeland, FLHazlehurst, MS

    Deconsolidation Center – Savannah, GA



  • DHL

    • Developed an SOP

      • Evergreen document that is updated frequently

      • Defines carrier routing by port and destination

    • Conducted vendor workshops at origin to review SOP and booking procedures

    • Log-Net is the supply chain visibility tool

    • CFS

    • Container stuffing software program to improve container utilization

Ocean contracts

Ocean Contracts

  • Advance negotiates ocean contracts to coincide with our Financial year

  • Anything is negotiable

    • Rates

    • Bunker

    • Peak Season Surcharge

  • Book CY-CY or CY-Ramp

Customs house brokerage

Customs House Brokerage

  • Expeditors International

    • Remote entry from the Norfolk, VA office

    • EI has offices at all ports to assist with Customs issues, if necessary

    • 10+2 – Importer Security Filing

      • Will transmit data on EDI 850

    • C-TPat – Working with Tradewin to accomplish

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  • Seven R Transportation

    • One stop shop for dray carriers at all ports or ramps

    • Seven R manages equipment based on information in Log-Net

    • Seven R developed relationships with Advance’s Receiving Departments

    • Seven R has a great working relationship with Expeditors

    • Seven R monitors Per Diem and Demurrage to help Advance Auto save $$

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