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Valuable Asset Tracking Success Story

Luxury vehicle manufacturer made transportation transparent using ZF OPENMATICS Valuable Asset Tracking. ZF OPENMATICS provided an adaptable solution to monitor transportation conditions, reduce risk of damage and identify potentially damaged parts for a leading manufacturer of vehicle parts and engines.

Luxury vehicle manufacturer made transportation transparent using ZF OPENMATICS Valuable Asset Tracking. ZF OPENMATICS provided an adaptable solution to monitor transportation conditions, reduce risk of damage and identify potentially damaged parts for a leading manufacturer of vehicle parts and engines.

OUR CLIENT: A WORLD MARKET LEADER IN SYSTEM LOGISTICS

A large European manufacturer of luxury vehicles, motorcycles and engines with locations in the UK, Germany and Austria.

CHALLENGES FACED

  • Unable to keep track of large volumes of transported items (1000+ daily) during transportation
  • Adverse temperature and humidity conditions during transport damaging engine parts
  • Engines vulnerable to shocks during transport
  • Damaged or defective parts not being found until time to assemble, wasting man hours

OUR CLIENT: A WORLD MARKET LEADER IN SYSTEM LOGISTICS

A large European manufacturer of luxury vehicles, motorcycles and engines with locations in the UK, Germany and Austria.

CHALLENGES FACED

  • Unable to keep track of large volumes of transported items (1000+ daily) during transportation
  • Adverse temperature and humidity conditions during transport damaging engine parts
  • Engines vulnerable to shocks during transport
  • Damaged or defective parts not being found until time to assemble, wasting man hours

ASSET TRACKING INCREASES TRANSPORTATION CHAIN TRANSPARENCY AND REDUCES RISK

At the time of this project, ZF OPENMATICS had two generations of TAGs on the market and plans to develop a TAG 3 with an additional humidity sensor. We worked together with the customer as we fine-tuned the TAG 3.

TAG 3s were placed in trailers monitoring transporting conditions of the transported engines, while the Bach onboard unit was installed in vehicles to serve as a reading device for the TAGs.

The location and condition data collected by the Bach onboard units is sent to the customer’s server and from there transferred to their company logistics system (SAP). The customer can manage and observe all of their TAGs via the user-friendly deTAGtive logistics Portal and app.

ASSET TRACKING INCREASES TRANSPORTATION CHAIN TRANSPARENCY AND REDUCES RISK

At the time of this project, ZF OPENMATICS had two generations of TAGs on the market and plans to develop a TAG 3 with an additional humidity sensor. We worked together with the customer as we fine-tuned the TAG 3.

TAG 3s were placed in trailers monitoring transporting conditions of the transported engines, while the Bach onboard unit was installed in vehicles to serve as a reading device for the TAGs.

The location and condition data collected by the Bach onboard units is sent to the customer’s server and from there transferred to their company logistics system (SAP). The customer can manage and observe all of their TAGs via the user-friendly deTAGtive logistics Portal and app.

Our client could now:

  • Monitor conditions and location of large volumes of items (1000+ daily) during transportation
  • Accurately track temperature, humidity and shock measurements
  • Be warned and take action when trailer temperatures stray out of the narrow ideal window – in order for engines to be ready for assembly as soon as they have been delivered temperatures must be between 19 and 22°C
  • Automatically assess large volumes of engines in order to identify and remove damaged items

ZF OPENMATICS asset tracking increased the transparency of the transporting chain. The client is alerted to problematic conditions as and when they happen – where possible, actions can be taken to mitigate the issue and if not, the potentially damaged engine can quickly be identified and taken for assessment. By gathering large volumes of condition data during transport, the client is able to take actions reducing or eliminating risk factors.

Our client could now:

  • Monitor conditions and location of large volumes of items (1000+ daily) during transportation
  • Accurately track temperature, humidity and shock measurements
  • Be warned and take action when trailer temperatures stray out of the narrow ideal window – in order for engines to be ready for assembly as soon as they have been delivered temperatures must be between 19 and 22°C
  • Automatically assess large volumes of engines in order to identify and remove damaged items

ZF OPENMATICS asset tracking increased the transparency of the transporting chain. The client is alerted to problematic conditions as and when they happen – where possible, actions can be taken to mitigate the issue and if not, the potentially damaged engine can quickly be identified and taken for assessment. By gathering large volumes of condition data during transport, the client is able to take actions reducing or eliminating risk factors.

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