Ultriva Solution Helped Automotive Parts Company Realize 35 Percent Savings on Inventory Costs
Cupertino, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/08/2014 -- Ultriva solution saved 35 percent savings on inventory and eliminated lost machine time due to unavailability of inventory for the Electrical Components Manufacturer (ECM). ECM, a manufacturer of the world’s most complete line of custom fractional horsepower motors, blowers, and gear motors for the automotive, was challenged by operations spread across multiple plant locations in the U.S. and in one plant in Mexico. Components manufactured in the U.S. plants were being consumed primarily by the assembly plant in Mexico and then shipped directly to their customers worldwide. Sometimes parts were delayed in customs and the plant in Mexico had no visibility as to when parts would arrive. ECM is a repetitive goods manufacturer and their MRP system was unable to handle the production scheduling efficiently.
Ultriva did a study of ECM’s inventory and was able to show where processes could be streamlined and excess inventory could be reduced. Then Ultriva implemented the Collaborative Supply Portal featuring Electronic Kanban with successful results, including line side scheduling instead of forecast based ordering which saved several thousands of manual ERP transactions per year resulting in substantial bottom line savings. ECM discovered supplier communication and delivery performance improved dramatically and better control over supplier shipments as well as better customer retention and sales based on improved delivery cycles.
Real time visibility of Work in Progress (WIP) and the plants gained the ability to control and manage the ‘Physical Flow of Goods’ between the facilities and with suppliers were also successful results from the Ultriva solution.
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About Ultriva, Inc.
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.