AC systems leader links Servigistics with SAP for inventory accuracy
Daikin Europe NV , a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd .—a global provider of air conditioning systems for residential, commercial, and industrial use worldwide—is using the Servigistics Service Parts Management solution to optimize service parts inventory across a multi-echelon network in Europe, which consists of 45,000 part numbers.
“We needed a solution that would easily integrate to our SAP ERP system already deployed, and one that would enable us to establish a distributed network model and achieve global visibility and control over our parts,” says Pieter Decloedt, European service manager. “We selected Servigistics for its ability to support our long-term vision for strategic service management.”
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey