Reducing costs, retaining customers and supply chain optimization were the company’s goals. In short, they were looking for a solution for the medium-long term and for the short term.
BLUESMART consultants and technicians took care of the entire implementation process, installed and configured Simatic IT Preactor AS (short term) and Simatic IT Preactor AP (medium-long term) software. In addition, they provided a connector (own development) to link the customer’s ERP and Preactor.
Thanks to supply chain optimization, Takasago managed to reach customers faster and safer. The reduction of stocks and the automation and optimization of all the logistic processes avoided the surplus of storage capacity and, consequently, the fact of not having to invest in new warehouses.
The main prior expectations to Preactor implementation were:
Raw material inventories reduction
Total productive time reduction
Increased deliveries on time