Material Handling Systems
Sparton’s customer is one of the world’s leading providers of automated material handling systems and warehouse management solutions. The company offers smart processes and cost-efficiencies in supply chain logistics to companies across the globe.
Services Provided by Sparton:
Sparton’s Viet Nam facility has provided this customer with fast and flexible deliveries for over a decade. The location manufactures reliable, industrial-strength hardware for light-directed picking systems including:
- Printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) manufacturing
- Electro-mechanical sub-assemblies
- Product function testing
- Engineered component solutions
The customer has difficulty providing highly accurate forecasts due to the unpredictable timing of the end-users demand. Sparton’s supply chain team has consistently worked to develop optimal inventory solutions and performed services to meet the demanding requirements. These include:
- Decrease lead-times by 25%.
- Managed component obsolescence for older designs.
- Reduced costs to help the customer gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
The Viet Nam facility helped the customer realize $147,000 in cost savings by reducing material and freight charges. Additionally, production time was reduced to less than 4 weeks without incurring any additional expenses. By implementing a strategic plan for obsolete components that eliminated the need for undergoing a costly design change, the customer avoided a material shortage and saved a significant amount of time and money.