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Honeywell Business Unit Runs Smoothly with Speedier Supply Chain

Provide rapid, efficient order processing and delivery of automotive aftermarket parts throughout North America.

  • Honeywell
    Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. They improves business performance for customers with automation and control solutions, equipment and services that enhance safety, reliability and efficiency. Year founded: 1906 Revenue: $40.3 billion (2014) NYSE: HON
  • Automotive
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions analyzed the Honeywell CPG network and determined that operations at the five distribution centers could be consolidated efficiently into two facilities equipped with advanced logistics technology. These distribution centers optimize the network's service levels and help reduce overall supply chain complexity.

    Both distribution centers use sophisticated IT systems and automation that can significantly reduce order cycle time and provide real-time order tracking from order entry to final delivery. An electronic "pick-to-light" system and customized warehouse management system (WMS) guides workers rapidly through high-density inventory areas to fill orders, raising the order accuracy to nearly 100 percent. Electronic eyes and scales monitor the sequence and weight of cartons as they travel on high-speed conveyor belts for automatic sorting to proper pallet locations.

  • Inventory Cycle Count, Logistics Cost, Order Accuracy, Parts and material pricing, Supply Chain Optimization
  • Impact #1
    [Data Management - Data Accuracy]
    Improved order accuracy and cycle times.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Consolidated multiple shipments into single purchase orders.
    Impact #3
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
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