ABB has approximately 150 suppliers and the material flow of incoming goods is vast. ABB wanted to optimize the inbound material flow in their Helsinki production facility and to speed up the purchase order triggering process for Kanban boxes.
Vilant developed for ABB an inbound reception system, based on UHF RFID technology, which automates goods receiving reducing manual labor and human errors in the process. For Kanban suppliers also an RFID based reorder triggering system was developed.
- Significant improvement in material receiving efficiency – less human errors and reduced amount of manual labor
- Faster replenishment times for Kanban
- Significantly faster stock turnaround Times
- Lower inventory levels.