With the elogistics award, the AKJ Automotive working group primarily honors innovative projects that combine logistics and information processing. With its "Plan for every Part", REHAU Automotive secured the award in the category "Innovative Process Planning".
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REHAU Automotive project honored with elogistics award 2022
"Awakening - strategies and path for a sustainable transformation in the supply chain" - this was the motto of the 37th annual congress of the AKJ Automotive working group, during which Jürgen Barke, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digital Affairs and Energy and Deputy Minister President of Saarland, presented the elogistics award together with the members of the jury for the 27th time. Two projects were awarded this year, including the "Plan for every Part" submitted by REHAU Automotive.
With the aim of standardizing and optimizing processes, REHAU Automotive Supply Chain Management designed a holistic "data house" for all productrelated master data (static as well as dynamic) arising in the value chain. PFEP-REHAU" (Plan For Every Part) enables REHAU Automotive to respond optimally to agile requirements in customer projects: IT solutions can be aligned with business processes and complexity reduced, information is provided specifically and across departments, data transparency and consistency is increased, and data is available to all members of the value chain in a timely manner and optimized for the application. In this way, the automotive supplier accelerates standard work processes, reduces transport times and gains floor space. "In the process, we are also systematically developing the application and thus creating the data basis for setting up a virtual factory," says Florian Heller, Head of Global Supply Chain Management REHAU Automotive, looking to the future. The integration of the company's own suppliers via web interface is also being considered.
"The requirements for automotive suppliers are becoming increasingly complex. We need flexibility and cost efficiency to meet these demands. The data house supports us in our global network and creates transparency in our processes," emphasizes REHAU Automotive COO Michael Colberg. The company intends to use the positive experience gained from the project for further customer projects.
About AKJ Automotive
Since its foundation in 1985, the AKJ Automotive working group (www.akjnet.de) has been concerned with strategies and solutions for the realignment and optimization of core processes and supply relationships in the automotive and supplier industry. It sees itself as a platform for the exchange of experiences for the three parties involved in the automotive value chain (OEM, suppliers and logistics service providers) and offers the framework for the open discussion of current issues in the cooperation.
REHAU Automotive develops, manufactures and supplies high-quality exterior, bumper and polymer functional systems as a reliable partner to international vehicle manufacturers. Every day, 7,000 employees at 25 locations in nine countries share a passion for making polymer solutions for the automotive industry even lighter, safer and more sustainable: Engineering progress. Enhancing lives.
The automotive supplier is part of the global REHAU Group, which specializes in polymer-based solutions. With a total of more than 20,000 employees, the Group generates annual sales of over 4 billion euros.