RAMPING UP EV PRODUCTION WITH AN OPTIMIZED SUPPLIER
Label Parts Transfer, Onboarding
& Vendor Managed Inventory
Tailored Label Products is an extended enterprise supply chain resource that uses our START methodology to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality label, tag and identification components. We have the experience, resources and systems in place to effectively manage a complex program transfer without disruption, time and time again.
CHALLENGE: Production Ramp Up, Supply Chain Support and Validation
An electric car manufacturer’s promise for dramatic growth hinged on the success of an optimized and agile supply chain. While their current label supplier struggled to manage their exponential growth, the supply chain team had no other option but to hunt for a reputable label products supplier with proven success.
The OEM was looking for a supplier capable of handling their increase in volume, but also needed to be able to provide side by side testing of materials to speed up the validation process and onboarding of a new supply partner.
SOLUTION: Alternative Material Approvals with Supply Chain Support
TLP provided testing of the customer’s current construction, but also introduced an alternative construction to the mix based on the EV’s performance requirements. TLP understands that Material Technical Data sheets only demonstrate a material’s performance to stainless steel and not the actual product it’s applied to. TLP performed lab testing in-house as well as with a 3rd party. The results demonstrated TLP’s alternate material not only outperformed the customers 3M approved material but also that the EV’s current approved material failed several performance requirements within the EV’s standards plus TLP’s alternate material saved the customer 31%.
TLP’s application engineers are trained to look beyond the specified materials for creative ways to remove costs while maintaining part performance.
SUPPLY CHAIN PLAYBOOK
TLP’s VMI Program works to match in-stock availability and label materials with end use priorities, ultimately eliminating factors that may delay production.
31% savings with introduction of alternate material constructions.