Robert Bosch Corporation is a world leader automotive Tier-1 supplier. One of their divisions specializes in fuels, manifold and brake systems for the automotive industry. Dealing with very sensitive parts forced Bosch to use specialized trays and containers to move both their incoming supplier parts as well as the finished goods for their customers.
Intent on focusing their attention towards their core function, which is manufacturing, Bosch decided to outsource the management of their returnable trays and containers to packIQ.
packIQ used LoopManager™ inventory management software application to provide Bosch with inventory management capability, online ordering management system as well as value-added activity tracking in real-time.
The result was 100% visibility of the returnable assets. The online ordering system (e-kanban) reduced the returnable order-fulfillment time by over 75% from the manual process, while increasing accuracy to over 99%.