Siemens to handle complete spare parts management for the Ukrainian mobile operator UMC
Munich, Jul 6, 2006, The Ukrainian mobile operator Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC) is putting its trust in Siemens Communications for spare parts logistics and management. The agreement covers the management of UMC’s entire logistics chain, including repairs, inventory management, transport, process optimization and inventory planning and sizing. The three-year agreement has a volume of over 25 million euros.
Entrusting its spare parts logistics and process responsibility to Siemens Communications will help UMC increase the stability of its network and reduce downtimes. The tailored logistics processes allowing the provision of spare parts on demand and will help to reduce investments in spare parts. Optimizing inventory levels making it possible to cut logistics costs.
„Thanks to the agreement with Siemens, we are able to focus on our core business. We can also cut our capital and operating expenditures by some 20 percent”, explained Jeff Howley, Acting Technical Director of UMC.
„With UMC we have a successful partnership for a long time. We are delighted to expand this with a contract for carrier services”, said Daniel-Rui Felicio, President of Carrier Service at Siemens Communications. „With our spare pool management service, we are able to meet the growing needs of mobile operators around the world.”
The Siemens Communications Group is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers a full-line portfolio of innovative solutions for voice and data communication. Its comprehensive offerings range from devices right through to complex network infrastructures and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within the Siemens organization and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2005 (September 30), its 54,500-strong workforce posted sales of over 13 billion euros.
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Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC) services approximately 15 million subscribers. The network of UMC covers more than 91% of the territory of Ukraine, where 95% of population reside. In July 2005, the company initiated the strategic program “Quality Above All" directed at improvement of the quality of subscriber servicing. In 2005, UMC was named one of the best companies of Ukraine (ТОP 100, Investgazeta), the most effective brand of Ukraine (Gvardija 500, Kontrakty), the most inspiring company of Ukraine (Companies which inspire, Komp&nion) and the best employer of Ukraine (Delovoy Zhurnal). By results of the International Festival Competition “Choice of the Year”, UMC was chosen as the “Mobile Communication Operator of 2005 in Ukraine”. UMC is a subsidiary of Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the largest mobile communications provider in Russia and the CIS states.
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