For some years now, the home appliance sector has been embracing Lean logics that extend beyond the client company by involving the supplier.
ILVA Glass has been structured to guarantee a partnership in these working methods and deliver the right product, at the right time, with the right quality, and the quantity necessary for its customers’ supply chain.
One of the main functions on which these logics impact is production planning, and the organization of material flow through the production plant, in order to have a fast order processing and a reduced lead time of the processes. It is possible to agree with ILVA Glass on the supply chain of the component that better meets the needs of the customer’s production chain.
Based on the forecasts provided, we can schedule the delivery of specific quantities /batches of products to the customer’s production plants with customized lead times of less than a week. The computerized acquisition of orders and forecasts takes place through the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system.
The production and logistics office also makes use of the customer’s web services for the integrated logistics management of orders and shipments (picking from remote warehouses, included).
The labeling of the transport units can also be customized with the contents requested by the customer (bar codes, QR code, RFID tags etc.).
As part of the supplier-customer logistics integration, ILVA Glass offers support for the specific design of packaging for the handling of goods in the customer’s production lines, with particular attention to ergonomics, handling safety, transport and storage of goods, as well as the homogeneity of the packaging materials.
The packaging so designed and manufactured can also be returned and reused for subsequent shipments, considerably reducing the environmental impact and costs.