These situations can be limited by using sensors to provide you with latest information about products during transportation or in storage. Data can be used to communicate with responsible partners in a transparant and controlled way.
Easy and convinient.
Using data logging systems during transportation and storage, you are in control of your products even after they left your facilities.
Companies are putting a lot of effort into their products during fabrication. Handing them over to logistic providers not knowing what happens with the products until they are unpacked at their final destination is quite challenging. This blind spot can be filled!
With the gathered information from the data loggers and our organizational improvement talent, we can support you to deliver great products and minimize risks and lower your costs.
Sounds good? Find out how!
Modor – Smart Systems likes to support their customers to integrate a data monitoring system into their quality procedures.
Data from the DLS’s can be used to gain experience and improve:
Quality awareness and clear responsibilities of all partners within the supply chain will have the highest efficiency to improve overall quality and will lower the costs of warranty, scrap and rework, loss of time and manpower.
Show your customers that transported products have been treated in a correct, controlled and documented way. This reflects your concern about quality and customer satisfaction.
Products have been designed to perform at their best during operation. Before they become operational, products need to be transported, stored and installed. To meet high standards of availability and reliability of your products, it is essential to make sure the condition of your products are the same after installation as when they left your factory. In this way problems and failures can be kept to a minimum during operation.
Remember when GPS Fleet tracking was introduced in the transport sector? Truckdrivers did not like the idea at all. Nowadays it is common practice and GPS tracking provided a lot of advantages, also for truck drivers. With the current digitalizion in the industrial and logistics sectors it is essential to keep pace and get familiar and adapt product monitoring during transport and storage. This way you remain competitive and (become) leading in your branch.
How to start with monitoring your goods?
This depends on your needs and situation. Some customers are conservative and don’t have knowledge or manpower to start with digitalization within their organization. These are often small or medium sized companies. On the other end there are companies with a lot of knowledge, large ERP systems, supplier evaluation programs, KPI programs, QA procedures, engineering power and possibly a well documented digitalization plan.
Good news, Modor – Smart Systems supports all companies in every situation.
To start with a basic monitoring system the initial costs and running costs are kept low. This enables every organization to start with monitoring! With a limited amount of support from our side, small and medium sized companies can explore the possibilities of sensor systems.
Our monitoring systems can be extended upto an almost unlimited amount of sensors attached to your goods travelling all over the world. The basic sensors are in such a price range that sending them back to your companies is sometimes economical not viable. This also depends on the end destination and your relationship with the forwarder or end-user. Are there for example many shipment to the same address per year. Are Field Service engineers from your company performing the installation of your equipment? In these cases, a returning procedure can be made.
For the sensor systems within the higher price range a returning procedure has to be in place. It is also recomended to add a two-yearly calibration check of the sensors and battery replacement schedule.
Companies who like to integrate monitoring systems into their organization and improve overall performance, efficiency and quality can be support with our expertise on change management and quality improvement projects.
Management of companies are often not aware of hidden costs due to damaged goods, rework, warranty etc. as the information they receive from the organization is not complete or has been kept secret. In most cases working procedures or quality procedures are not in place, neglected or not working.
Some questions related to such a program:
Lessons learned, liability questions, vendor rating, claiming questions, quality awareness through the complete supply-chain, clear ownership responsibilities
Indications (stickers/plate that DLS is mounted) = more careful handling of goods
Information to vendors that customer is shipping goods with DLS (quality awareness at vendors/suppliers) and what this means. Make quality control a topic which can/should be discussed with supply chain members.
The bathtub curve:
The impact of early life failures is much bigger compared to the wear out failures. The first failures are the first experiences from the customer with your product. The customer will tell everybody and remembers every single incident or failure. Much to win if these failures can be reduced! Also for you, as this is the warranty period!