Jaguar Land Rover Speeds Order-to-Cash Cycle
At Jaguar Land Rover, vehicles physically move around the facility for testing, configuration setting, rework and rectification, leading to a longer search time to get each vehicle to its next process facility. The main goal is to minimize the vehicles' dwell time between end of line and the delivery chain which was previously a manually intensive process. Jaguar Land Rover's goal was to build on the success of an earlier RFID project and improve the efficiency of delivering vehicles to meet dealer orders.
Zebra TechnologiesThe company designs and sells printing devices that print labels, plastic cards, tickets, and receipts. The company also makes equipment to read barcodes with its acquisition of Motorola Solutions in 2014. Its Zebra Location Solutions unit provides asset tags, call tags, sensors, exciters, and software -- all of which use passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) to help companies track and manage assets. Zebra Technologies serves government customers and many corporate clients in industries ranging from health care to manufacturing to retail.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Ethernet RFID Satellite
- USE CASES
Vehicle TelematicsVehicle Telematics enables the monitoring of location, movement, status, and behavior of a vehicle within a fleet. This is achieved through a combination of a GPS receiver and an electronic GSM device that is installed in each vehicle, which then communicates with the user and cloud-based software. Additional sensors and Actuators may be added to the system to enable additional functionality, such as vehicle remote control and driver status Tracking. Telematics systems provide analytics to determine the optimal route based on location and traffic information, the vehicle's condition, and operational cost prediction.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited is a British multinational automotive company headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of Indian automaker Tata Motors. Its principal activity is the design, development, manufacture and sale of vehicles bearing the Jaguar and Land Rover (including Range Rover) marques.
Zebra's Vehicle Tracking and Management System (VTMS) expanded Jaguar Land Rover's existing real-time locating system (RTLS) implemented for the material replenishment system to support the new vehicle tracking management system. At about 50 key points, Zebra WherePort exciters send messages to the tags to send out a signal to 1 of 130 wireless Zebra WhereLAN location sensors, which record the exact time a tag is passing a specific location.
- DATA COLLECTED
Dwell Times/Locations, Inventory Levels, Production Efficiency, RFID , Vehicle Location Tracking
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
Manpower needed to search for vehicles in the yard or to check the status of a vehicle is reduced which increases employee efficiency.
Impact #2 [Cost Reduction - Inventory Management]
Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in inventory carrying cost and better utilization of space.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
Return on Investment (ROI) is less than 9 months.