RedPrairie Corporation says its recent acquisition of ALTA A/S, a provider of manufacturing event management solutions for automotive suppliers, benefits automotive OEMs and suppliers faced with cutting costs and meeting the demanding challenges of their industry.
RedPrairie says its supply chain execution solutions are designed to manage the "automotive chaos" with build-to-order processing, lot track & tracing abilities, error proofing, in-sequence part production, and logistics handling.
Specifically, RedPrairie's build-to-order solution provides a unique process flow control application that uses icons to pictorially illustrate the parts and sequencing process required for each customized end product. Once the business processes have been defined, the tool automatically plans the most advantageous and efficient process to dramatically reduce throughput times and allow significant flexibility to change the process should the manufacturing line require.
"We already help many of the major auto makers manage their spare parts distribution," says John Jazwiec, RedPrairie company leader. "Our new automotive practice with its sequencing capabilities will enable us to better serve these customers and the entire automotive supply chain. Also, because this functionality is integrated to our comprehensive supply chain solution suite, RedPrairie will provide expanded functionality for third-party logistic providers who serve the automotive industry."
RedPrairie's automotive suite for discrete manufacturing includes: Build-to-Order Assembly, In-Sequence Shipping, Tracking & Tracing, Build Compliance, Line Balancing & Scheduling. The Inbound and Outbound Logistics offering includes: Finished Vehicle Distribution, Transportation Optimization, Warehouse Management System, Labor/Work Force Optimization, Customs/Duty Management.
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