MAHLE Behr Dayton LLC (formerly Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC) selected Southshore Companies following a national search of third party logistics providers to provide on-site material management services in support of the MAHLE Behr assembly plant located in Dayton, Ohio. MAHLE is a tier one automotive parts manufacturer based in Stuttgart, Germany. It is one of the 30 largest automotive suppliers worldwide and one of the three largest systems suppliers worldwide for piston systems, cylinder components, valve train systems, air management systems, and liquid management systems.

Southshore manages material arriving from MAHLE Behr’s domestic and international suppliers in a 200,000 square foot on-site warehouse and delivers material to the assembly plant at the rate of one truckload per hour, 24 hours per day, 6 days per week. On-time delivery of the correct visually defect-free material in the proper order and quantity is performed by Southshore using the assembly plant’s SAP Kanban pull signal. Additionally, Southshore uses the enterprise software SAP to perform shipping, receiving (using Uniform Receiving Labels (URLs) and other material movements. Southshore maximizes warehouse space utilization by using floating/chaotic warehouse concepts. Additionally, Southshore manages empty tote and dunnage returns to the supply base on a daily basis. Southshore works closely with the assembly plant to manage inventory levels that support the plant’s needs while keeping inventory to a minimum. 

Our Locations

Corporate Office

233 Hawthorne Avenue
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
 
T: 269 983 2080
F: 269 983 7307
 
 

Michigan

3515 Lakeshore Drive
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

2024 Hawthorne Avenue
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
 
331 Miller Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
 
9864 Church Street
Bridgman, Michigan 49106
 

T: 269 983 6340
T: 269 983 6747

Bill Mannino, Site Manager

 

Indiana

2421 S. Nappanee Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46517

T: 574 522 1961
F: 574 293 7187

Jason Robinson, Site Manager

 

Illinois

1500 Fort Jesse Road
Normal, Illinois 61761

T: 309 451 3500
F: 309 452 5926

Chris Canville, Site Manager

 

Iowa

2101 E. 8th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

T: 712 580 5454
F: 712 580 5456

Patti Davis, Site Manager