GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2020 – Mazda Motor Corporation recently joined Surgere’s connected community of automotive OEMs and suppliers, AutoSphere, on November 4. As a member of AutoSphere, Mazda joins the industry’s largest IoT ecosystem. This ecosystem uses Advanced Microsoft Analytics to provide highly accurate visibility as well as to identity assets, such as reusable packaging and parts, throughout the entire supply chain. The addition of Mazda gives the community a broader level of visibility and control over the material that is constantly moving between locations. This initiative is another indicator of Mazda’s leadership in technology and innovation.
Mazda joins current AutoSphere members to tackle a $3.2 billion problem. According to Surgere, that $3.2 billion dollar problem refers to many elements of loss within the supply chain. The company categorizes them as:
- Container Utilization (Out of Process/Loss, re-deployment)
- Corrugate (Quality, Waste)
- Freight (Optimization, Premium)
- Labor (Error Reduction)
Through this massive collaboration, the automotive industry experiences significant increases in productivity and reduction in cost. With sensor-based IoT technology, including RFID, over 22 million reusable container assets and part associations are tracked throughout the supply chain at more than 2,000 locations in North America. As a part of AutoSphere, Mazda will reduce problems such as misdirected packaging, packaging loss, expedited freight costs, and high volumes of cardboard use.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mazda to our AutoSphere Community,” said William Wappler, President and CEO of Surgere. “As a part of this network, Mazda will receive the advantages and visibility coming from the community’s shared data. As more OEMs join AutoSphere, the community gets stronger and the benefits become more valuable. It’s exciting to see how OEMs will benefit from this addition of Mazda.”
The future of AutoSphere is a result of strength in numbers. More participation in AutoSphere means fewer opportunities for material to fall into a black hole. Additionally, and very importantly, as more OEMs join, the benefits extend to all of their suppliers.
Surgere is a leading IoT technology company specializing in sensor-based science that provides never before seen 99.9% data accuracy for wide-spread visibility throughout the Supply Chain. Surgere’s patented technology & proprietary software empowers the world’s leading brands with unparalleled end-to-end supply chain analytics, high-fidelity data, and sensor-based solutions to “see” inventory. Headquartered in Green, Ohio, Surgere’s Software Suite identifies weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in real-time.
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