A large international OEM of buses and trucks contracted Miebach Consulting for a review of their parts importation strategy at their largest regional plant. As part of the review, they needed a site masterplan and optimal line feeding processes defined. Their goals were to reduce overall operational costs, eliminate redundancy in storage locations, and improve material availability of parts to production lines.
Create site masterplan including material flows and storage points
Align line feeding processes to the consolidation of the inventory
Define the importation flow, including tax concerns and outsourcing
Reduced global logistics costs by nearly 20%
Improved productivity 60% by optimizing internal transport
Reduced labor costs with new line feeding processes and miniload storage technology