A Case Study: Automotive

 

 
 

The problem

How can an automotive OEM keep track of high-value, reusable assets travelling across dozens of suppliers and hundreds of sites?

The Solution

Returnable pallets are tagged with CloudLeaf BLE sensors.  The infrastructure involves just 8 Point of Interest (POI) sensors and 6 Cloud Connectors for two supplier sites and an OEM factory.  Now, the supply chain benefits from:

✔   real-time visibility into inventory of parts at the OEM and throughout the supplier network,

✔   reliable accuracy of shipped parts,

✔   and predictable delivery times.

 

Cloudleaf at work

 

SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

Eliminate critical blind spots in the supply chain by gaining real-time insight into the location and status of assets across global supplier networks.   

WIP VISIBILITY

CloudLeaf sensors can be set to trigger precisely timed MES tasks, allowing users to get an accurate location of an asset’s work-in-progress location. E-ink sensor tags can display work instructions. 

 
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CONDITION MONITORING

In transit temperature, humidity,  motion, and shock can all be monitored by CloudLeaf’s sensor tag in real-time. Asset-level data is relayed to the CloudOS and can be accessed from a mobile or web app.

GUIDED EXECUTION

Using a mobile app, workers can scan tagged assets and receive guided alerts with detailed instructions for assembly. 

 

MATERIAL HANDLING

With the sensor tag’s bidirectional capability, users can communicate with assets to ensure they are choosing the right asset, every time. When selected, an LED light attached to the asset blinks leading to quicker retrieval time and fewer errors. 

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

By tracking the location of assets, CloudLeaf helps prevent compliance deviations on assets that require periodic calibration or preventative maintenance.  Workers can validate calibration status of tools with mobile app.