Company: Volvo Construction Equipment
Headquarters: Asheville, NC
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Industrial/heavy equipment
Primary Product Line: Wheeled and crawler excavators, articulated haulers, scraper haulers, wheel loaders, pipe layers, demolition equipment, waste handlers, motor graders, pavers, compactors, milling equipment, tack distributors, road wideners, material transfer vehicles, mini loaders and excavators, backhoe loaders, skidsteer loaders
Name of Project: One Company Across Disparate Operations
Project Objective: To share process innovations and best practices to serve as a framework for continuous improvement; achieve global standardization across factories while allowing localization of operations processes for each plant
Technologies Employed: Apriso FlexNet
Accomplishments/ROI: Real-time visibility generates alerts that notify if performance is “out-of-spec”; continuous process improvements helping to cut manufacturing and IT costs while improving flexibility amid changing global demand conditions and supply chain changes; sites going live in six months or less; ROI expected within six months per facility; total ROI expected within a year. Greater operational performance, higher quality for lower cost; training costs will be reduced as employees change locations