Executive Briefings

One Excellent Wireless Replenishment Solution, A Lot of Moving Parts

Challenge: Our client manufactures six different varieties of transmissions totaling more than one million units per year for several global automotive brands. Serving their broadly dispersed and diverse customer base requires the constant movement of many different parts to the assembly area, which must be well orchestrated to avoid delays associated with excess movement, or the cost associated with storing excess work-in-process inventory.

Solution: To augment lean manufacturing processes and maintain a synchronous flow of materials across the client's supply chain, we implemented Zebra's Material Flow Wireless Parts Replenishment solution.

Results: As a result, our client experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity, reduced one-third of its daily fork lift trips, and decreased on-hand inventory from local suppliers resulting in a $750,000 savings in inventory carrying costs. In addition, our client improved utilization of floor space, gained better visibility of plant floor demand, and nearly eliminated downtime due to parts shortages.

About the Solution Provider: Zebra Technologies offers the broadest range of solutions to identify, track, and manage critical assets, people and transactions. Our specialty on-demand printing, RFID and enterprise location solutions help customers create smarter and more connected infrastructures, resulting in significant improvements in visibility and business performance.

Web:  www.zebra.com

Phone:  (847) 634-6700

Solution: To augment lean manufacturing processes and maintain a synchronous flow of materials across the client's supply chain, we implemented Zebra's Material Flow Wireless Parts Replenishment solution.

Results: As a result, our client experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity, reduced one-third of its daily fork lift trips, and decreased on-hand inventory from local suppliers resulting in a $750,000 savings in inventory carrying costs. In addition, our client improved utilization of floor space, gained better visibility of plant floor demand, and nearly eliminated downtime due to parts shortages.

About the Solution Provider: Zebra Technologies offers the broadest range of solutions to identify, track, and manage critical assets, people and transactions. Our specialty on-demand printing, RFID and enterprise location solutions help customers create smarter and more connected infrastructures, resulting in significant improvements in visibility and business performance.

Web:  www.zebra.com

Phone:  (847) 634-6700