With the continuous development of business types and scale of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. and the gradual implementation of the strategy “Made in China 2025”, the application of information, automation and intelligent technology continues to promote the upgrading and transformation of the equipment manufacturing industry. Accompanying the introduction and popularization of the concept of Industry 4.0, the construction of intelligent production logistics system based on information and standardization development is around the corner.
In 2015, CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. invited Fablog Logistics Consulting Co., Ltd. to build a modern intelligent logistics system, practicing the goal of “Establishing Well-organized Logistics Operation Standards, Developing Standard Logistics Management Processes, and Cultivating Excellent Logistics Talents”, complying with the concept of lean logistics, integrating the Internet of Things technology to optimize the overall plan, eliminating wasted time and low-efficient operation procedures, which not only improves the quality, delivery time and cost of logistics operation, but also realizes lean operation and continuous improvement in the later stage.
CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive”), the core subsidiary of CRRC, is the largest electric locomotive research and development base in China, and the leading enterprise of Hunan’s 100 billion rail transit industry cluster, enjoying the reputation of “The Capital of Electric Locomotives in China”. The company operates the core business in diversified fields of electric locomotives, urban rail vehicles and intercity multiple units, and vigorously develops many new industrial fields, including maintenance, general contracting engineering, super capacitors, vehicle high and low voltage electrical appliances, braking systems, maglev vehicles, energy storage trams/trolleys at the same time.
In the future, following the goal of “The Informatization Demand for the Construction of Digital Chemical Plants (Industry 4.0)”, taking “the Operation of the Existing IT System of the Plant” as the foundation, and holding “the Establishment of a Complete Logistics IT Infrastructure Support Platform to Ensure the Efficient and Continuous Operation of All Business Systems” as the center, the intelligent logistics solution of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Plant will be analysed and planned, with the specific contents as follows:
Centralized storage area: The current warehouses are not centralized, which is not beneficial for centralized management, and the transportation cost is high since the long distribution path.
Intelligent warehouse management: Through the cooperation of information systems (WMS, and MES) and automated and intelligent logistics equipment, the operators in the warehouse will be reduced, supporting to realize the goal of “Unmanned Warehouse”.
The construction of project production plan coordination system based on the information system platform: The whole process of the project, involving the design, process, procurement, launching and shipping can realize information sharing and plan coordination.
Supply chain management: Taking CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive as the core, Fablog will build a value chain with the coordinated development of suppliers, carriers, Zhuzhou Locomotive, and consumers.