Eurofit/Wheel System Mosel - Just-in-Sequence (JIS) series supply retread
LOJISTIX® replaces legacy system, fully integrated with SAP, highest order transparency, PLC connection
The Eurofit Group assembles complete wheels in series at the Radsystem Mosel plant for the VW plant in Zwickau (Golf, since 2019 also ID.3) and the VW plant in Dresden (e-Golf).
The wheel sets are picked and assigned differently depending on the VW model. Furthermore, the trucks are loaded separately: An internal plant truck serves the VW plant in Zwickau, an external one the VW plant in Dresden.
JIS delivery to customers has already been implemented for many years - IT-supported by a JIS system that has been frequently adapted in recent years. In the course of the new introduction of SAP ERP, it came under scrutiny.
The Eurofit Group has been an international partner in tire assembly for the world's largest automotive manufacturers since 1996. The group is a joint venture between Michelin and Continental, based in Belgium. With 1,200 employees in 18 plants in Europe, Africa and Asia, the Eurofit Group delivers in Just-in-Time(JIT)- and Just-in-Sequence(JIS)-processes provide high-quality and reliable tire-wheel assemblies (TWAs) and services.
In 2019 alone, 25.8 million TWAs left the company's plants. Reliable logistics processes are essential for Eurofit.
The requirements in the project
Highest order transparency - LOJISTIX as order hub between SAP ERP, SAP WM, EDI-Connector and MES
The IT project started in March 2019 with the first kick-off. Basic requirements were recorded, existing processes evaluated and a common approach adopted.
In order to meet the tight schedule while meeting all ongoing production challenges, the rapid prototyping implementation method was chosen. The implementation as well as the connection of LOJISTIX to SAP, the EDI connector and the MES started at the beginning of April 2019. LOJISTIX became the central "hub" for the control of the respective orders.
Project and Process Highlights:
- LOJISTIX verifies the completeness of the receipt of all messages from the OEM.
- LOJISTIX checks the completeness of all order components of a complete wheel and assigns them to the vehicle and installation position.
- LOJISTIX is connected to the PLC control Siemens SIMATIC S7.
- The system changeover took place in the middle of VW's series production.
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