Automotive/Industrial Case Studies


WMS Helps Client Achieve 20% Labor Reduction And Increased Efficiency

Challenge: A client was facing increasing labor costs, inventory inaccuracies, shipping errors and increased leads times. The client turned to Systems Logic to implement our warehouse management software to enhance and improve their existing business processes and assist them in meeting their challenging company goals.[more]

Specialized truck manufacturer optimizes cross-border supply chain and bilingual visibility

Challenge: The strategy for a leading manufacturer of diesel and specialized trucks was to grow truck assembly operations in Mexico. To do so, it needed to integrate an already existing U.S. cross-dock network with cross-border activities and optimize shipments between the countries, while ensuring reliability and visibility throughout the supply chain.[more]

Industrial Supplier Superstore Keeps Next-Day Promise with Distribution Center Redesign

Challenge: Our client made a bold promise to its customers. Order any of its 600,000 products from its vast super store of industrial supplies by 8:00 pm EST, and get next day delivery. But with more than 2 million square feet of warehouse space and the highest SKU count in the industry, keeping that promise was a challenge.[more]

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.[more]

Manufacturer Centralizes Procurement to Ensure Trade Compliance, Improve Supplier Coordination

Challenge: As part of an initiative to centralize its global procurement operations, a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer of engineered components and products needed a way to effectively manage its importing process and reduce procurement costs while enabling real-time collaboration with its global suppliers.[more]

How Major Engines/Machinery Manufacturer Used Visibility to Reduce In-Transit Inventory By 15%

Challenge: Previously our client, one of the world's largest engines and machinery manufacturers, spent years trying to build systems and get more information from its service providers, before moving to the cloud with a pay as you go service - lower risk approach with better results.[more]

Steel Supplier Upgrades Warehouse Processes to Improve Accuracy and Efficiency

Challenge: Our client, one of the largest steel suppliers and distributors in the Midwest, needed improvements in order accuracy and productivity, as well as real-time inventory. In addition, our client needed to track and document mill test certificates for more accurate proof of pull and ship.[more]

Client is Floored by Savings & Efficiencies

Challenge: Global flooring company was experiencing growing sales and increased pressure on logistics. Client had manual processes and lacked visibility. Reports showing freight spend were nonexistent. Verifying shipment deliveries became labor intensive. Client needed to become more competitive with their delivered sales pricing.[more]

Re-Vamp: Automotive 3PL Turns Losses to Profit in 9 Months

Challenge: Our 3PL client experienced challenges handling a service parts returns operation that was added to their scope of services for a major automotive OEM. Site managers, experienced in repair and refurbishment processes but not in distribution processes, had set up the facility and operations with little advance notice. The operation was losing approximately $100K per month.[more]

Industrial Supplier Superstore Keeps Next-Day Promise with Distribution Center Redesign

Challenge: Our client made a bold promise to its customers. Order any of its 600,000 products from its vast super store of industrial supplies by 8:00 pm EST, and get next day delivery. But with more than 2 million square feet of warehouse space and the highest SKU count in the industry, keeping that promise was a challenge.[more]

Auto Manufacturer Regains Control of After-Market Parts in Asia

Challenge: Auto Manufacturer loses track of high-value Asia-made after-market parts going to dealers, despite routing through consolidators.[more]

4PL Gives Rail Transport Equipment Leader 100% Reliability, 50% Savings

Challenge: A worldwide leader in rail transportation equipment hired us to manage the entire supply chain process. The client chose us, a 4th Party Logistics (4PL) provider over 3PL service providers because of our unique advantages - a single point of contact for the entire supply chain, more agile in responding to market changes, and being independent of assets to be able to select only the best service providers for the client.[more]

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.[more]

Seamless Roll-Out: From Centralized Inventory Management to Globalized Aftermarket Supply Chain

Challenge: In the construction equipment industry, service parts availability is critical. Before working with Syncron, our client's dealer supply chain was fragmented with each dealer being responsible for their own inventory management. It was difficult for our client to get visibility or control of the supply chain to ensure high service levels for their end-customers, with inventory overstocking, obsolescence and emergency orders creating huge unnecessary costs.[more]

Fortune 500 Company Consolidates Carrier Choices, Saves Big on Global Transportation

Challenge: Our client is a Fortune 500 company that serves as the world's largest supplier of pumps and systems. With over 40,000 employees in 60 countries, the $10. 9 billion company ships their products worldwide to customers. All company locations had their own decision making ability to choose their own transportation provider. In 2009, there were over 400 freight forwarders used worldwide for ocean and air shipments.[more]

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