A Motorcycle and ATV manufacturer relied on components and materials shipped to them from various suppliers. These inputs were sensitive to being dropped or handled roughly. So the company used The End2End supply chain visibility solution to monitor in-transit shock, tilt, and vibration levels. The company also strived to avoid holding excess inventory or shutting the plant down due to material shortages, so predicting inbound goods delays was critical. Key components such as engines were sensitive to rough handling and often arrived at the manufacturer damaged. Other components were less fragile, but when they arrived late, the effects of the delay could snowball through the entire automotive supply chain and lead to costly production delays. It is often impossible for the manufacturer to determine when or where the damages occurred along the suppliers’ supply chain, making it difficult to eliminate the issue’s root cause.
The manufacturer attached trackers to the returnable packaging that traveled together with key components, making it possible to get real-time data on inbound shipments from suppliers. With the End2End supply chain visibility solution, the manufacturer can monitor their goods in real-time and receive immediate alerts if a shipment experiences potentially harmful shock levels or is likely to arrive late. If a shock event occurs, they can determine the exact time and location of the issue and work with the supplier to resolve it. When goods are delayed, the company can adjust production schedules or expedite parts to avoid plant disruptions.
End2End’s real-time alerting and data analysis across all shipments and routes helped the manufacturer avoid unpleasant surprises and eliminated the root cause of issues to optimize the future supply chain. This solution lead to fewer production delays, less waste, and an improved experience for the end customer.
End2End is a complete multi-toolset in one efficient application enabling real-time tracking and collaboration between people, projects, assets, and technology. Our tailored software solution provides visibility, accountability, and assurance. At End2End, we deliver on our promise, so you can deliver on yours. And that’s Trust. Delivered.