Revving up supply chain: The case of Honda

Summary:Honda's process for allocating cars to its dealers was so complex that no single person understood all of it. That all changed when the auto giant enlisted the help of e-business consultancy, Syncata.

Customer: American Honda, Torrance, Calif. (www.honda.com)

Size: 1,300 dealerships

Business: Automobiles

Business Need: Bottom-up MRP and inventory control

Solutions Provider: Syncata

Hardware: Compaq server, IBM RS/6000

Software: Microsoft Visual Basic, Sybase 11, Unix/C

Deal Maker: Existing relationship

Results: Faster inventory turns, more customized cars

Topics: Tech Industry

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