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Automotive Sequencing & Shipping Systems

Suppliers only have a few hours to get products to the OEM that ordered them. Automotive sequencing and shipping systems make it possible for you to fulfill orders safely and accurately.

More options with less time

Operations managers are facing more demands with less time to meet them. End customers want fully customizable products, which in the world of automotive production means that suppliers need to be able to make 300 different types of seats for the same car. Keeping up means investing in the right automated solutions.

Is a sequencing and shipping system right for you?

Sequencing is getting more complicated

To meet an OEM’s order of 700 seats within four hours, a lot of things need to go right. Parts need to be inventoried and stored. They need to be pulled out in the required sequence, loaded onto a conveyor, placed into a trailer, and successfully transported to the OEM before the timer is up. That’s not easy, and sequencing makes all the difference.

Build in a buffer with automation

Many manufacturers are stocking just-in-case materials and products so they can meet the dynamic just-in-time orders coming in from OEMs. But managing extra stock is a headache. Automotive sequencing and shipping systems keep that process running automatically, ensuring you always have a buffer to help cover ups and downs in your supply chain or demand cycle.

Get it done right, with less stress

Rely on solutions you can trust. ISD’s automotive sequencing and shipping systems minimize human errors and inefficiencies. They enable you to efficiently receive customer orders, pick items in the required sequence, and, if required, place them on pallets or racks, ensuring timely dispatch within the required window. Experience fewer fire drills on the production line, benefiting everyone involved.


Automation helps suppliers keep up

Automated sequencing solutions for manufacturers

Sequenced means streamlined. OEMs expect a lot of their suppliers. Automotive sequencing and shipping systems help you meet those expectations without needing your team to perform heroic deeds every day. Let the system locate, pick, sequence, and ship your inventory for you. That frees you up to look upstream and solve tomorrow’s problems today.

Store more parts. With the electric car boom, manufacturers need to add even more parts to their production line that all need to be stored, then shipped, in sequence. As the automotive industry continues to evolve and customization keeps growing, sequencing and shipping systems keep your operation organized and on track. 

Avoid shutdowns. Getting one part shipped out of order can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars — or more — in production delays for you or your customers. It’s understandable that those kinds of delays might keep you up at night. But they don’t need to. Automation helps reduce the risk of shutdowns by removing steps prone to human error. Working with ISD means having a partner who understands the importance of uptime, and whose systems work to maximize it.

Focus on harder problems. You and your team are capable of solving complex issues. Let automated sequencing and shipping fulfill existing orders so that you can focus on bringing in new ones. You’ll have full transparency into what’s happening without having to plan everything yourself.

More components, more options, less time. Automotive sequencing and shipping systems can give your facility a welcome buffer, helping to reduce production issues, improve speed, and exceed customer expectations.

Store more parts

Sequencing and shipping systems keep your operation organized and on track. 

Avoid shutdowns

Automation helps reduce the risk of shutdowns by removing steps prone to human error.

Focus on harder problems

Let automated sequencing and shipping fulfill existing orders so that you can focus on bringing in new ones.

Todd Emmons

“I wanted to express my appreciation for the exceptional job your team did on our ASRS expansion project. Completing the project ahead of schedule exceeded our expectations and showcased your teams project management skills getting all materials delivered on time and scheduling work around production downtime. Job well done!”  

Meet e-commerce expectations

Unlocking distribution potential with sequencing

Inventory is going up — and up and up. E-commerce fulfillment centers need to manage more SKUs than ever, while still being able to get orders out the door in time to meet same-day or next-day shipping promises. Sequencing and shipping systems can help pick and pack items, keeping your warehouse working.

Give your fulfillment center a buffer. The modern warehouse is an automated one. An AS/RS keeps track of inventory while AGVs and conveyors move goods around and software ensures packages are properly cubed, weighed, and shipped. Sequencing systems play their part by directing how products are picked and prepared to go out the door, allowing warehouses to fulfill orders faster.

Automatic optimization. Deciding which pallets are loaded with which orders is a lot of complexity for a human being to manage. Sequencing solutions do that work automatically, allowing your warehouse to fulfill large, complex orders without headaches.

Reduced labor costs. Sequencing solutions take on some of the heavy burden of finding, picking, and transporting items. Your team can focus on oversight, quality control, and problem-solving while automated sequencing keeps things moving 24/7, if needed.

Full integration. An ISD sequencing system works with your existing warehouse control system (WCS) or warehouse execution system (WES), whether it’s one of ours or someone else’s. We’ll work with any hardware and software provider, so long as they’re right for your needs — and we’ll make sure your whole system works in tandem so it provides you with maximum lift.

An automated sequencing solution doesn’t just add a much-needed buffer to your distribution center’s fulfillment operations. It also frees you up to do more with less labor and less space, while making the most of other automation investments. Sequencing can be a creative solution in complex D2C deliveries. Let’s see if it’s right for you.

Automatic optimization

Sequencing solutions do the hard work automatically, allowing your warehouse to fulfill large, complex orders without headaches.

Reduced labor costs

Sequencing solutions take on some of the heavy burden of finding, picking, and transporting items.

Full integration

An ISD sequencing system works with your existing warehouse control system (WCS) or warehouse execution system (WES), whether it’s one of ours or someone else’s.

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