Auto parts maker Yazaki signs deal for GT Nexus logistics platform
Alameda, Calif.-based GT Nexus Wednesday said Yazaki North America has signed on to utilize GT Nexus supply chain management services.
The GT Nexus platform operates over the Internet and will allow Yazaki to improve supply chain performance by lowering costs and delivering a more reliable service to its auto manufacturing customers.
The GT Nexus platform provides visibility into Yazaki’s in-transit inventory pipeline by capturing and presenting shipment status information — with line item details such as part numbers — as inventory moves through the supply chain. Users around the world can access the platform through a standard Web browser to see up-to-date status information of any part or shipment moving in Yazaki’s supply chain.
Before selecting GT Nexus, Yazaki had limited visibility to goods in-transit, complicating their ability to predictably meet customer just-in-time demands. The new global inventory visibility system, according to GT Nexus, will help Yazaki operate a leaner, more flexible supply chain.
Financial details of the deal were not released.
Yazaki, based in Canton, Mich., produces electrical distribution systems, fiber optics, instrumentation, solid-state power centers, connection systems and electronics. Worldwide, the company employs more than 150,000 people in 48 countries.