Logistics Provider to Highlight Technology for Real-Time, Item-Level VisibilityYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2011) — Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc. (CLI), a provider of custom-engineered supply chain management, sequencing and value-added assembly capabilities, will serve as a Silver Sponsor of the Automotive Logistics Global Conference 2011 in Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 27-29.
Each year, the Automotive Logistics Global Conference attracts hundreds of senior executives from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier-one suppliers and logistics service providers (LSPs) from around the world. Presented by Automotive Logistics magazine, the event features workshops, networking opportunities, supplier exhibits and high-level presentations exploring the latest trends in global logistics. CLI also sponsored the 2010 conference.
This year, the event will focus on the need for greater visibility throughout the supply chain. Industry thought leaders will present technologies and strategies that reduce risk and provide more control over operations.
At its booth, CLI will demonstrate its sophisticated, Internet-based supply chain technology. The proprietary software provides manufacturers with real-time information at the item level. Using any web-connected device, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet PC, CLI’s clients can access detailed views of location, status and processing of material as well as monitor inventory and production levels and view pending shipments. There is no software to install or maintain, and the system is accessible anytime from any location.
Conference attendees will also learn about CLI’s complex sequencing and value-added assembly capabilities. The company sequences hundreds of part numbers for just-in-time delivery to production lines and, in the past year, has processed more than 1,000 changes with zero errors. CLI’s company-wide defective parts per million (DPPM) rate is less than five. At the same time, the company offers a 99.97% inventory accuracy rate and a 99.4% on-time delivery rate.
In its value-added assembly processes, CLI collects data by both part and process to protect manufacturers from liability and assist with future warranty claims or recall issues, even years after an initial assembly was first produced. CLI can provide the precise amount of torque delivered to an individual bolt, along with the identification number for the product that received the bolt.
Clients can also access any or all data collected by CLI’s integrated line-control software. Torque monitoring systems capture, store and communicate live torque, angle and yield values for every fastener installation, while process control software provides an extra layer of data analysis, enabling detailed views into process capability for specific installations. When armed with this level of detail, manufacturers are better able to monitor, control, identify and respond to process and equipment variation.
Since all of CLI’s physical processes, business transactions and engineered solutions are transparent, clients maintain control over outsourced operations while still reducing costs, increasing efficiency, decreasing risk and improving overall supply chain performance.
For more information, visit CLI at the Automotive Logistics Global Conference.
About Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc.Comprehensive Logistics Inc. (CLI) provides custom-engineered supply chain management, transportation management and value-added services. Founded in 1995, CLI manages more than 2 million square feet of facility operating space in the United States and Canada and is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949. CLI is a recent recipient of General Motors’ Global Supplier of the Year award, an honor reserved for an elite group of suppliers with an uncompromising commitment to world-class quality, service, technology and price. For more information, call 800.734.0372, ext. 288, e-mail
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