Cat Logistics Teams With Bombardier

Caterpillar Inc. continues to extend the reach of its logistics services arm with the recent announcement of a long-term agreement reached between Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. and aviation products manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. Under the agreement, Cat Logistics will provide warehousing services, information systems and inventory management services to the Montreal-based company and will manage the distribution of aerospace components at distribution centers in Chicago and Frankfurt, Germany. Additionally, Cat Logistics will help Bombardier restructure its parts logistics network. "We are relying on Cat Logistics bringing together its warehouse management and materials planning expertise and systems into a fully integrated systems environment," says Pierre Beaudoin, president and COO of Bombardier Aerospace. The logistics services agreement will be implemented during 2004 and 2005, according to Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.

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