China’s Tianma Microelectronics is expanding its successful Manhattan SCALE implementation that has already delivered improved logistics productivity and reduced order lead times. Initially deployed at Tianma’s Xiamen site in Fujian province, the Manhattan SCALE implementation is being expanded to all nine of the company’s warehouses across six manufacturing facilities in China and Japan.
Tianma is a leading provider of small and medium-sized display solutions. In 2016, company executives recognised the distribution management limitations of its incumbent Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system and subsequently decided to upgrade its warehouse management capabilities with Manhattan SCALE. The implementation has driven a thirteen percent reduction in the manpower requirement at this facility, and has improved inventory accuracy and accelerated goods flows, which have in turn reduced delivery errors and order-to-delivery cycle times. Tianma expects it will be able to replicate these results across its entire warehousing estate, saving an estimated RMB 2.8 million in labour costs annually.
Guo Xiongmeng, Director of Information Management Centre at Tianma, said, “Manhattan SCALE gives us market-leading supply chain capabilities that enable us to execute efficiently and accurately across our fulfilment operations. It is already streamlining operational processes within our warehouses and providing us with improved visibility of both inventory and data across our supply chain operations.”