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Bosch Packaging Technology presents new Stock Optimization service Improved spare parts management

  • High parts availability with minimal stock
  • Consumption-based analysis for tailored solution
  • Potential improvements identified on both sides
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  • August 14, 2012
  • Packaging Technology
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Bosch Packaging Services offers customers a new “Stock Optimization” service for improved on-site spare parts management. Based on the latest software technology, the concept gives a quick and easy overview of existing and required stock, and can ultimately lead to higher spare parts availability and increased profitability of stock investment.

By investing in a Bosch packaging machine, manufacturers gain access to an extensive service product range. Bosch Packaging Services has now extended this portfolio by a consulting service helping to improve on-site spare parts management for all Bosch packaging machines. “With our Stock Optimization concept, we define the manufacturers’ unique spare parts profile for a customized optimization of their spare parts management. It focuses on achieving highest availability with minimal stock”, said Scott Johnsrud, Parts & Logistics Manager at Bosch Packaging Services.

Joint development of customized solution
A detailed spare parts profile is generated for each customer, using specially developed software. This profile is obtained by analyzing the previous consumption history documented in Bosch’s order and delivery system. Together with the stock coverage information from Bosch, the details of regularly ordered parts and order frequency constitute the basis for a successful stock optimization. Spare parts data from the manufacturers’ own procurement systems can also be included for a more detailed analysis. Documented in a structured report, the results serve as basis for a detailed discussion and evaluation.

“Together, we identify potential improvements both on the supply and the demand side and develop a customized solution”, said Scott Johnsrud. “In keeping with the individual manufacturer’s requirements and spare parts profile, we name areas for optimization and provide transparent information on availability and delivery times of our Bosch stock.” The analysis supports customers in improving their procurement planning, maximizing their overall spare parts availability and increasing the profitability of their stock investment.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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