Wiping away supply problems

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "Wiping away supply problems", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2000.03320baf.004



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Wiping away supply problems

Wiping away supply problems

Keywords: Rivets, Information technology, Electronic mail

A co-ordinated supply system which brings rivets for windscreen wipers to Trico's assembly trackside "just in time", has earned for Aylesbury Automation an enviable place as one of Trico's suppliers for the recently-launched new range of commercial vehicle windscreen wipers (see Plate 5).

Aylesbury Automation have supplied fastenings for several years to Trico and in a supplier agreement initiative, a Kan Ban system was set up and equations agreed between the two companies, providing direct benefits in increased efficiency and cost-saving.

Plate 5The Kan Ban supply system from Aylesbury Automation ensures "just in time" delivery to Trico's assembly trackside

"We believe we have constructed an ideal supply model for smaller companies to form a genuine win/win partnership with a premier automotive company," said Steve Hardeman, Director and General Manager of Fastener Division at Aylesbury Automation.

Trico e-mail to Aylesbury their schedules and parts required, triggering production for delivery 36 hours later. Trico benefit in reduced stockholding and cost savings while Aylesbury Automation can plan exactly supply of raw materials and manufacture.

For further information please contact: Keith Bonham, Sales Manager, Fastener Division. Tel: +44 (0) 1296 314300; Fax: +44 (0) 1296 426576.

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