For the past two years, Saint Gobain Glass has been implementing a supply chain transformation process based on two main principles: customer-centricity and innovation.
In this context, transport plays a key role, as it is present at all stages of the product life cycle. Logistical innovation is therefore a priority for Saint Gobain: the challenge is to manage the routing of the trestles to guarantee on-time delivery while reducing the associated costs.
Critical business issues
Balancing flows to ensure quality of service
As the flows are long and complex, in an open circuit, inventory imbalances quickly appear between factories. However, the availability of trestles is a prerequisite for the smooth operation of Saint Gobain Glass' internal logistics. Each of the 18 plants must have a minimum number of trestles of each type ready for use at all times: no trestle, no delivery!
With Everysens, Saint Gobain can have a reliable and up-to-date global inventory. An alert rule will notify the users concerned when trestles of a certain type run out in a factory. One of the potential gains envisaged would be a reduction in the number of unfilled or late orders, for example.
In-house ERP: a manual tool not adapted to real time
The ERP depends on manual inputs. On leaving the factory, the driver indicates the order he is leaving with. The warehouse manager has previously associated this order with a rack in the WMS. This association is therefore manual and can be bypassed by a generic code.