Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2017 - 58
TRUCKING & FREIGHTING
"We now have inventory control and transportation working
dynamically together." -Dana Inc.
A NEW CLOUD-BASED
SUPPLIER DANA INC.
Like many suppliers, Dana Inc. a
few years ago found itself struggling
with high costs related to its inventory
levels. The Maumee, Ohio-based company's air and ocean freight costs were on
the rise because of it either carrying too
much, or too little, inventory on its parts.
This frequently led Dana to request
expedited shipments of inbound freight
to cover its inventory shortages, the
At the time, the company used an
electronic data interchange (EDI)
system to plan shipments and communicate with suppliers; however, it was
unable to connect with suppliers not
using the system. The company sent
weekly communications to suppliers
regarding its demands, but sought a way
to exchange information with suppliers
even faster. In addition, the EDI system
was unable to accurately track suppliers'
Dana also found itself having to
manage more than 50 legacy enterprise
resource planning (ERP) systems used
by its manufacturing plants, warehouses
and other locations around the world.
Founded in 1904, the Maumee, Ohiobased company is a globally leading supplier of powertrain components such as
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// Dana supplies powertrain components to
OEMs in the passenger vehicle, commercial
truck and off-highway markets.
drive axles, steer axles and drive shafts.
In addition, Dana manufactures sealing
and thermal management technologies
that improve the fuel efficiency of both
vehicles running on conventional and
alternative fuels. The company serves
OEMs in the passenger vehicle, commercial truck and off-highway markets.
Dana looked at a number of potential
solutions before implementing the One
Network cloud-based platform for its
air and ocean freight shipments that are
bound for North America. Dana uses the
One Network Intelligent Supply supply
chain management system to manage
inbound supply for its commercial
vehicles division, and the One Network
Intelligent Logistics and transportation
management solution to manage freight.
The company also uses One Network's
inventory management system in its five
largest commercial vehicle plants in the
"We chose One Network's cloud
platform because it could rapidly scale
across our business and trading partners and synchronize multiple technology systems and processes, while helping
us identify and execute on cost-saving
opportunities," Dana says.
The Intelligent Supply solution
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Headquarters: Maumee, Ohio
Specialty: Powertrain components
Dana Inc.: "This is the most cutting-edge
system that we've seen in logistics."