Sanmina-SCI Implements Upp's irms|WM Warehouse Management System to Attain Global Visibility in Electronic Manufacturing
Sanmina-SCI, a multi-billion dollar electronic manufacturing services conglomerate, provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering unsurpassed quality and support to OEMs, primarily in the following sectors: communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, computer technology, and multi-media.
Worldwide manufacturing operations required a warehouse management system (WMS) to control raw materials, as well as work-in-progress and finished goods, while providing global visibility and accountability.
By building an application infrastructure for global processing, Sanmina-SCI was able to orchestrate one worldwide, consolidated logistics operation using irms|WM in addition to several third-party host SAP/Oracle ERP systems. Interfaced with high-speed material handling equipment, conveyor systems and in-line scales, Sanmina-SCI supported various manufacturing assembles for Compaq and HP computers, as well as a "lights out facility" for the distribution of IBM computers.
Sanmina-SCI deployed irms|WM at each of its 14 worldwide sites in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Scotland, Hungary, China, and Thailand. The implementation effort included multi-site project management, business process analysis and process mapping, personnel and work management, system integration, test plan development for systems quality assurance, and the creation of client-specific IRMS user and software documentation.
The solution has allowed Sanmina-SCI to leverage its core product design and unique manufacturing processes with a fully-integrated warehouse management system for plant-level operational control and efficiency, while providing further accountability to the enterprise.