How does ICD help automotive suppliers improve their synchronous support with L3PX ?

Nov 23, 2020 | Just In Sequence, Vendor Managed Inventory

What is L3PS ?

Since 2002, ICD International has deployed the Syflux L3PS (Programmed Performance Logistics for Synchronous Operations) solution developed in partnership with RENAULT, based on their specifications.

An L3PS is an order that is sent to supplier up to 10 days before parts delivery. It enables sequential production to be carried out in the call order used on the Renault assembly line.

This delivery mode is increasingly used in the automotive sector.

Today, we enable our customers to use our L3PX solution to take logistics performance even further.

How to use L3PX ?

ICD International is updating its Syflux L3PS application to fully support this complementary L3PX or SPS (Synchronous Sequenced Forecast) workflow management method.

With the new version, suppliers will also receive manufacturing orders ahead of the synchronous signal. As a result, the signal is sent when the vehicle enters the assembly line.

LP3X enables suppliers to optimize their manufacturing using the long film provided by L3PS, and to make short synchronous adjustments for sequencing while taking into account vehicles desynchronized by Renault.

Each car has its own sequence number containing all the parts required for the build, including options ordered by customers.

In Just In Sequence mode, orders must be delivered in the same sequential order as the vehicles go through the assembly line, which creates challenges for suppliers. They must be meticulous and well organized, with constant controls.

This software solution provides suppliers with the support they need to manage their logistics workflows. This sequential production method makes it possible to limit inventory of finished products by respecting the film provided by Renault, while also meeting the need to set aside temporarily desequenced parts.

The method offers significant benefits to suppliers, who can reduce their inventory with sequential production while also enabling Renault to optimize the use of its storage space.

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