Cupertino, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2014 -- Ultriva, the leader in collaborative supply chain solutions, was chosen as the solution for a successful agricultural equipment manufacturer. The manufacturer is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery. The equipment manufacturer’s operation consists of two large tractor assembly plants and two feeder engine assembly plants. Their main tractor assembly plant had some success with an internal manual Kanban card system but had struggled with trying to extend it beyond the four walls of their plant to their supply chain partners and to other plants. The combination of high overhead support costs for their manual Kanban card system, lost and duplicate Kanban cards, and a reliance on email, phone and fax to place, track and close material replenishment orders created an environment ripe with cost savings and cost avoidance improvement opportunities.
Ultriva’s solution provided the agricultural equipment manufacturer fast implementation and demonstrated ROI through inventory reduction and improved employee productivity. The implementation project took only four months. The entire implementation and integration effort which involved the design, development, testing, and cutover required only one four-day visit to the main tractor assembly plant.
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Ultriva’s (http://www.ultriva.com) cloud-based platform leverages and seamlessly integrates with leading ERP and MRP systems, to deliver an end to end pull based replenishment model. Ultriva, based in Cupertino, CA, implemented a global demand driven manufacturing model by providing full visibility, scheduling, and sequencing of production of customer orders. The need for a collaborative transactional portal is essential and E2E (End to End) Pull allows large multi-national manufacturers to actively collaborate with customers for actual demand and synchronize with suppliers for replenishment. E2E Pull offers a better solution to balancing supply with customer demand through procurement strategies, materials and inventory policies tied to actual demand signals. Many suppliers want to provide sufficient service levels to customers and turn supply replenishment and synchronization into a competitive advantage. The company’s global footprint is increasing rapidly with implementations in wide variety of industry sectors and enterprises such as ATK, CareFusion, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, McKesson, Magellan, Regal Beloit, Thermo Fisher and more. Follow Ultriva on Twitter at @Ultriva.