A Fortune 100 Auto Manufacturer, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles and replacement parts worldwide.
Like most manufacturing companies, optimizing and managing the rate of inventory turnover, and ensuring the quality of finished goods is important to overall financial performance. Therefore, this Fortune 100 Auto Manufacturer seeks continuous improvement in its inventory efficiency–especially given their complex and dispersed supply chain operations.
Similar to other discrete manufacturers, this organization stores some of its inventory of finished goods in warehouses until they are ready for shipment to dealers.
Their existing method of tracking inventory status, however, posed the following challenges:
These challenges prompted Charlie Antonsen, an employee in the company’s Distribution Field Operations, to search for a manufacturing inventory software solution that would be inexpensive to own, simple to deploy and maintain, and easy for a physically dispersed team to use.
“TrackVia is perfect. The layout is so intuitive and the usability is unmatched. I use the Internet-style search all the time. I tried the other online solutions and they just don’t compare–they are inflexible and hard to use.” — Charlie Antonsen, Distribution Field Operations, Fortune 100 Auto Manufacturer
Antonsen was already familiar with other traditional manufacturing inventory software solutions and knew that those solutions either could not be easily, inexpensively or securely shared across a geographically dispersed work group. Instead, Antonsen turned to TrackVia, which offered a fully configurable cloud and mobile solution.
TrackVia manufacturing inventory software allowed Antonsen’s team to do the following:
With TrackVia’s manufacturing inventory software solution, many distribution field employees are now able to able to accurately track, manage, and report on stored inventory, which they leverage to drive better decision making on a daily basis.
Overall, management’s ability to optimize inventory, turnover rates and overall quality of finished goods has improved dramatically, leading to a commensurate improvement in operational and financial performance. Due to this organization’s initial success with TrackVia, they have extended its deployment to tracking dealer hours and streamlining in-transit repairs.
About this Fortune 100 Automotive Manufacturer
This Fortune 100 Automotive Manufacturer, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products worldwide.
The number of work hours saved per week, per team, across 12 regional distribution teams. Other benefits of the manufacturing inventory software solution from TrackVia include less inventory re-work and a higher level of on-time shipments.