Executive Briefings

TierOne Automotive Manufacturer Collaborates with Suppliers, Saving 25% in Inventory

Challenge: A multi-billion dollar automotive manufacturer of motor vehicles, engines, components and parts was experiencing significant communication challenges with their global suppliers. The high volume (200,000 parts) and diversity of parts required them to streamline their processes or risk losing customers, money, or both. Their former "push" inventory replenishment system with its one-way faxes and EDI orders could not accommodate any last-minute schedule changes nor did it provide the company or its suppliers with much visibility to stock and orders. Lastly, they needed to improve their supply chain administrative efficiencies internally and among its suppliers to reduce costs.

Solution: i-Supply enabled transition from a push to pull supply chain, increased supply chain visibility, improved service levels, reduced inventory, and drove working capital investment reduction.

Results: Today, 8 years later, the manufacturer has sustained: strengthened relationships with its suppliers; increased service levels among its customers; a 25% inventory reduction.

About the Solution Provider: CDC TradeBeam streamlines global trading processes for enterprises and their partners. Comprehensive, integrated solutions delivered via the on-demand SaaS model provide import and export compliance, collaborative inventory management, shipment tracking, supply chain event management, and global trade finance solutions.

Web: www.cdcsoftware.com

Email: infoTB@cdcsoftware.com

Phone: +1 (770) 351-9600

Solution: i-Supply enabled transition from a push to pull supply chain, increased supply chain visibility, improved service levels, reduced inventory, and drove working capital investment reduction.

Results: Today, 8 years later, the manufacturer has sustained: strengthened relationships with its suppliers; increased service levels among its customers; a 25% inventory reduction.

About the Solution Provider: CDC TradeBeam streamlines global trading processes for enterprises and their partners. Comprehensive, integrated solutions delivered via the on-demand SaaS model provide import and export compliance, collaborative inventory management, shipment tracking, supply chain event management, and global trade finance solutions.

Web: www.cdcsoftware.com

Email: infoTB@cdcsoftware.com

Phone: +1 (770) 351-9600