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ARD Logistics Optimizes Automotive Sequencing with WISE WMS & ERP Software

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 ARD Logistics Optimizes Automotive Sequencing with WISE WMS & ERP Software - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Exchange & Integration
  • Functional Applications - Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Applicable Industries
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
Applicable Functions
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Maintenance
Use Cases
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Transportation Simulation
  • System Integration
The Challenge
ARD Logistics had a requirement to deliver parts to a Major Luxury Auto manufacturer Just-In-Time (JIT) and Just-in-Sequence (JIS) with Very Narrow Aisle Storage (VNA) and utilizing an Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS). They needed a fully integrated warehouse management system that could meet all these specific requirements and optimize the loading of Specialized Delivery/Transportation by their fleet of box trucks.
The Customer
About The Customer
ARD Logistics is a provider of Supply Chain Management services to Mercedes Benz USA and large Tier 1 suppliers. They represent two of six companies in the Global Automotive Alliance. ARD Government division works with the Planning, development, management, operation, and maintenance of logistics systems dealing with the acquisition support, movement, and maintenance of resources.
The Solution
ARD Logistics implemented Royal 4 Systems' WISE Warehouse Management Software (WISE WMS) and WISE Sequencing to meet their requirements. WISE manages Inbound, Value Added Services, Outbound, ASRS integration, and the Sequencing for JIT deliveries. This included load planning, delivery scheduling, and EDI ASN confirmations. They also utilized WISE E-WISE web-front, WISE PLC Integration / WISE Programmable Logistic Controller Integration, R4 ERP (Royal 4 Enterprise Resource Planning solution), and 802.11 RF infrastructure and handheld devices.
Quantitative Benefit
  • The quantitative benefits of implementing WISE and Royal 4 include lower costs of operation, improved productivity, and real-time visibility to every aspect of the operation. However, specific quantitative metrics were not mentioned in the case study.

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