Q&A: Scott Krebs, ORBIS

Scott Krebs ORBIS

Scott Krebs (pictured, inset), industrial marketing manager of Orbis, explains to Automotive Logistics Magazine why the company is collaborating with OEMs and tier suppliers to push more standardization.

What does Orbis see as the main problem in providing accurate data on where a container is, whether empty or full, and what is it doing to solve some of these problems for its automotive customers?

In the automotive industry, one of the biggest obstacles is standardisation. Toyota puts identification on its packaging [that is] different to what Ford does, and different to what GM does, for example, [but] everybody wants supply chain visibility and everyone has the same supplier. So the supplier of parts to GM is probably also a supplier to Mercedes and BMW and FCA. The supply chain for the tier suppliers is similar, but each OEM has their own packaging and logistics requirements. Read more.

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