MOTORING THE PROCESSES

ADVANCED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE KEEPS THE BUSINESS RUNNING

DIRECT COSTS SAVINGS OF OVER $2MILLION

Company Overview

Challenge:

Being a motor manufacturing company, one of the challenges faced by A.O. Smith was to improve logistics performance by reducing industrial waste. This was followed by various operational hurdles and a business need to keep up with the updated customer demands in the market. The company wanted Visvero to help them with:

 

  • Adopting a lean philosophy for operational efficiency
  • Develop better business visibility to identify sources of waste
  • Enabling an agile response to changing customer demand

Solutions Approach

Visvero’s approach was based on developing “all-level” visibility of the source of the waste. We developed a targeted dashboards that identified function-specific efficiency opportunities and gains. By shining the light on problem areas, the managers developed creative ways to improve resource utilization, production, distribution, and inventory management. The dashboards were developed using Oracle DBMS and Qlik. Our team developed:

  • Logistics application to reduce waste and increase sales efficiency.
  • Bill of materials optimization application streamlines product prototype development.
  • Quotation management application that provides real-time inventory information for improved customer service.

Overall Performance

A.O. Smith accomplished the desired results and improved the business performance: Generated cost savings of $2 MN by waste elimination in product development and transportation. On-time delivery due to better production scheduling. Increased sales efficiency due to improved quotation management and up-sell opportunities.

A.O. Smith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating equipment and electric motors for residential and commercial markets. The company’s goal is to be a leading global water technology company, and the focus is on building this platform through new product development, global expansion, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships.

Industry
Industrial Manufacturing Company

Technologies used

Qlik, Oracle, Advanced Dashboards, SAS

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