A large contract win for a supplier of OEM automotive assemblies and systems highlighted the need for increased fastener efficiency. A complex supply chain for specialized components required consolidation, as well as a new on-site bin system to ensure efficient supply to the production line.
Our logistics experts simplified and consolidated the supply network to reduce overall costs and cut lead times on deliveries. Optimas fastener specialists were posted on-site to provide increased responsiveness, coupled with a lean Direct Line Feed System to manage and deliver optimum numbers of parts to the line. We continue to actively manage all component requirements, holding weekly implementation meetings to achieve this.
The manufacturer reduced annual soft costs around component supply by 35%. Additional benefits of reduced lead times and increased warehouse space meant that the business became more flexible and productivity increased. As a result, profitability was maximized.