Volvo CE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery and, with around 14,000 employees, is one of the largest companies in the industry.
As a company of the Volvo Group, ABG Allgemeine Baumaschinen-Gesellschaft mbH is the 1,000th RFID Kanban customer of Würth Industrie Service.
Wherever there is need to coordinate the flow of goods and materials, there is always a wide scope for improvements. Digital processes, rapid exchange of information and reliable supply are now indispensable. There is enormous potential in fully automated system solutions that reorder according to demand and before goods run out.
Objective of the new production supply
- Increase in productivity in intralogistics
- Innovative technologies
- Maximum transparency
- Reduction of time-consuming, manual activities
The solution: iBOX®
With the implementation of iBOX®, ABG Allgemeine Baumaschinen-Gesellschaft mbH relies on the innovative RFID technology of Würth Industrie Service from the beginning of the new fiscal year to reduce cost-intensive activities for purchase requisitions, goods postings or invoices. If a bin is empty, it is placed in these special, innovative pallet boxes – the rest is handled autonomously by the system. The demand is transmitted transparently and securely to the ERP system of Würth Industrie Service, and the subsequent delivery of the required items starts automatically. As a result, the company achieves a faster response time and speed in the flow of information and data. The implementation effort is manageable. To achieve this, it was necessary to only convert storage locations to RFID, which was carried out by Würth Industrie Service. And the new solution shows even more advantages. Thus, the procurement process can be managed more efficiently: Thanks to the high flexibility of the system, it is possible to respond at an early stage to varying demands and quantities, for e.g. peak orders. This also has an impact on the availability of parts and supply security, which can be maximised by introducing such a solution.
The result: In total, ABG manages almost 6,000 Kanban containers at 170 storage locations. After an initial positive conclusion, the RFID system is already being rolled out in other manufacturing areas.
Smart and efficient solution at ABG
With the implementation of the intelligent pallet box iBOX® in January 2022, the company of the Volvo Group is the 1,000th RFID Kanban customer of Würth Industrie Service.
* The current Corona rules were observed. L. to. R. Christian Selter (Buyer), Christof Hild (Key Account Manager), Sven M. Dreyer (Head of Purchasing), Tim Menzel (Process Planer), Markus Decker (Process Planer)
“Thanks to the high flexibility of the system, it is possible to respond at an early stage to varying demands and quantities, for e.g. peak orders.” Sven Dreyer, Head of Purchasing at ABG Allgemeine Baumaschinen-Gesellschaft mbH
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