Continental Tire of the Americas is leveraging AeroScout’s asset tracking solution and Global Data Sciences’ inventory management system to increase production and efficiency in its North America manufacturing plant.
Working together with Global Data Sciences, Continental Tire implemented a solution designed to track and manage tire assembly and material carriers. The facility uses AeroScout’s real time location system to help forklift operators find and deliver materials to the right station according to customer orders and manufacturing schedules.
The implementation consists of AeroScout Wi-Fi tags attached to the facility’s 1,100 carriers. The location of each carrier is transmitted to AeroScout’s MobileView software and then passed to the inventory management system by Global Data Sciences. The carrier location is displayed on a map of the facility together with critical information, allowing operators to deliver inventory appropriately and eliminate scrap.
Continental Tire produces a well-known line of consumer tires and also works with major brands, including BMW, Ford, GM, Nissan and Volvo. The North America plant, located in Mount Vernon, Illinois, produces more than 1,000 different tire SKU’s in its 60-acre facility.