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Welcome to AutoSphere

The automotive industry’s most effective supply chain management process – delivered through massive collaboration.

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You’ve found it. The automotive industry’s most effective supply chain management process – delivered through massive collaboration. Experience more efficiencies and cost savings by having the right container and rack assets, at the right place, at the right time. Simply put, it’s a quantum leap in automotive supply chain management. Welcome to the revolution. Welcome to AutoSphere.

The Industry Problem

How do you ensure that the right parts are at the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and in good condition? OEMs and suppliers like you have struggled long and hard with this same question.

 

Returnable Containers

Returnable containers were a great start, but this solution had many flaws, including questions of how many to purchase, where loss is occurring, and locating containers when OEMs and suppliers needed them.

 

Technology

Technology can help track returnable containers, but it goes only so far when participants in the supply chain adopt different solutions. Multiple business processes, differing data collection methodologies and multiple software platforms make tracking unnecessarily complex and costly.

 

The Solution

Solving something as complex as the automotive supply chain can be achieved only through a unified system that relies on one essential element: massive collaboration. That’s what’s at the heart of Surgere AutoSphere.

What is AutoSphere?

AutoSphere uses a common set of processes and transactions within a singular shared database to deliver an unprecedented level of visibility and control between OEMs, their suppliers and transportation service providers. This collaboration solves the problem of loss and inefficiency, resulting in unparalleled cost savings for OEMs and suppliers.

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Surgere’s Role

Sensor-based Science

Surgere’s technological solutions, including COS, sRFID, ROBi and PaaS, strategically capture all of the transactional information between automotive OEMs, suppliers and logistics providers. Multiple forms of sensor technology come together to “see” container parts inventory with 99.99% accuracy, thereby mapping the entire supply chain and identifying weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in real time.

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Surgere Innovations

COS 2.0

Surgere’s proprietary COS platform is the foundation for transaction monitoring and data analysis within AutoSphere. The cloud-based software connects AutoSphere members, shares information within the community and analyzes consolidated data to provide a comprehensive picture of the supply chain.

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Sensor-based Technologies

Surgere’s RFID container tracking and management program generates packaging activity data for the purpose of tracking a returnable container through each stage of the supply chain. Paired with COS, your tracking data becomes actionable and visual for highly informed decision-making.

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ROBi

The first of its kind, ROBi is an AMR — an Autonomous Mobile Robot. It doesn’t merely provide inventory accuracy on a timely basis, it also maps and provides inventory location. Need to know where a container of parts is within a two-million-square-foot warehouse so that production isn’t compromised? Just ask ROBi.

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PaaS

PaaS, or Packaging as a Service, allows your company to free up capital and save large amounts of money by acquiring reusable racks, containers and other packaging goods as a service instead of owning them. This allows you to redeploy large amounts of previously non-performing capital and dramatically reduces associated costs.

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Tools for Every Link in Your Supply Chain

HAWKEYE

The most advanced tracking and location application of its kind, Hawkeye monitors the location and movement of finished vehicles. Hawkeye uses Surgere’s patented technology, which incorporates a combination of GPS satellite triangulation and Google mapping to locate a vehicle within an 18” level of accuracy.

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Aeris

Aeris is a highly sophisticated tracking device used to monitor the location and environmental conditions of mobile assets. It’s an analytical tool that helps you “see” the status of location and environmental variables during the movement and storage of expensive and sensitive parts.

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USPEC

With USPEC, easily make the most efficient and cost-saving decisions about packing and shipping your product. This cloud-based packaging-specification management and approval module enables world-class collection, history and standardized supplier participation.

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