Supply Chain and Logistics
The Infosys Automotive practice streamlines supply chain and logistics operations of automobile manufacturers. Our digital solutions rationalize inventory of raw materials, finished vehicles, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) supplies, production consumables, and packaging. We standardize supply chain processes to address the complexities of managing a global automobile fleet, including localization and hybrids, and corresponding parts / components inventory in automotive production and distribution networks.
Our integrated supply chain solutions focus on environment-friendly shipping. We adopt optimization techniques to avoid empty driving miles and eliminate operational bottlenecks. At the same time, we implement modular systems to enhance the performance of production centers, service parts organizations, export units, and third-party load carriers.
Robotic automation of storage and retrieval simplifies materials movement and improves utilization at warehouses, service bays and cross-docking stations. Further, it reduces wait and load times, and supports physical inspection. We also integrate autonomous and wearable technology to enhance the productivity of warehouse personnel via voice assistance and guided transportation.
Our supply chain visibility solutions locate inventory in near real time and track the movement of vehicles shipped through railway wagons, ocean carriers and fleet trucks. We use Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) formats to integrate dealer and OEM systems, which enables seamless data flow across the vehicle lifecycle as well as supply chain. Our holistic approach minimizes effort to manage product return / recall.
Paperless logistics enables the workforce to manage regional forwarding and global shipping contracts on mobile devices. Significantly, it facilitates just-in-time / just-in-sequence transportation, driving reliable production as well as services. Our data platforms ensure compliance with trade regulations. Moreover, it supports notification systems for vehicle arrival and delivery management by shipping agents and dealers.
Automobile manufacturers need to leverage smart technology and communication systems to provide mobility-as-a-service.
Analytical tools accurately forecast demand for vehicles and spare parts, ensure availability of materials at the shop floor, and accelerate transit times.
Robust IT infrastructure supports drones, remote imaging tools, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, IoT devices, and sensor kits for seamless material handling and production workflows.
Machine vision systems generate heatmaps for visualization and quantitative analysis of materials, and drive automated sorting and segregation.