Globalisation forces vehicle manufacturers to continuously shorten their production times, reduce manufacturing costs and optimise their processes. This means that the suppliers also have to rethink their logistics processes. The global technology company Continental employs the “just-in-sequence” principle in Regensburg to ensure that the necessary materials are delivered to the production line in perfect sequence.
In order to combat unplanned downtimes and to track down latent capacity reserves, TRW Automotive, based in Blumberg, swears by a simple machine data recording system made by WERMA.
StockSAVER is a maintenance-free system which is easy to retrofit to any FIFO flow rack.Sensors fitted to the flow racks ensure complete transparency of stock levels and safeguard against material running out or misplaced stock.The system works very simply:sensors monitor the number if bins held on the FIFO flow racks.