This database is the basic prerequisite for setting up a warehouse management system across sites in which several plants access a central spare parts warehouse. This integrated approach reduces inventories and saves costs, while at the same time increasing availability. Here, Leadec contributes its expertise in in-plant logistics and maintenance from its daily work in more than 300 factories worldwide. Another advantage: the transparent data situation enables data-based production equipment maintenance (PEM). This reduces downtimes in production and increases quality.
Spare parts on demand
“Spare parts procurement can become even more flexible when several companies access a spare parts pool. Spare parts are delivered on demand and financing models, so-called off-balancing, can significantly reduce tied-up capital,” says Stephan Hihn, Head of Product Management Europe at Leadec.
Leadec is currently demonstrating what this can look like in practice in a pilot project. In the first step, warehousing was optimized for a globally active automotive supplier in southwestern Germany, the common parts ratio was calculated, and preparations were made to outsource spare parts from a total of five sites and deliver them as needed.