Datalogic secures logistics and tracking for automotive safety systems leader, Autoliv, with the installation of over 600 mobile computers

Bologna, May 27, 2014 - Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets and producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems, has deployed more than 600 Datalogic mobile computers for automotive safety systems manufacturer, Autoliv, across its European plants. 

As Autoliv has a critical requirement to combine the most advanced technologies with the highest level of quality to guarantee secure vehicles that substantially reduce traffic accidents and injuries, the company needed to optimize efficiency in production line and warehouse operations with state-of-the-art technology, fast operation, ease of use and robustness. In order to achieve this, Autoliv chose to deploy Datalogic Falcon™ X3, Skorpio™ X3 and Memor™ mobile computers to work with the new SAP system. This replaces the previous Movex system, which was also supported by Datalogic with Viper™ mobile computers and had been in place for seven successful years. 

The use of these devices has significantly increased productivity and considerably reduced the risk of errors. This enables Autoliv to be more responsive when detecting an error and to correct it before it affects the quality of service. Groupe Prisme, a systems integrator, proposed the Datalogic mobile computer solution, allowing Autoliv to better meet customers’ requirements, strengthening the company’s leadership in the automobile safety market. 

“Datalogic mobile computers provide an important contribution to work efficiency today regardless of the ERP in front. The use of mobile computers in the coming years will increase and Autoliv Europe is looking forward to continuing the constructive partnership with Datalogic and Groupe Prisme,” said Stéphane Cazat, in charge of ERP implementation for Autoliv in Europe. “Our products save lives and by providing smart products that allow us to ensure our quality of service, Datalogic contributes to this objective.” 

In Autoliv’s plants, Datalogic mobile computers come into use at the end of the assembly line to register production making sure that each and every manufactured product coming off the line is put in the right box with the right label. They record the captured data in the ERP and make a final check to confirm that the boxes have been put on the right pallet with the right label in the right location.

The operators in the warehouse then perform a variety of checks with Datalogic mobile computers that ensure that the right products get shipped to the right customer. This starts with the picking list and order preparation. The devices scan the product labels to include them on the picking list of the order. The operator adds the materials in the order to the pallet, a shipping label is printed and a Datalogic mobile computer scans the printed label to make sure it corresponds to the products. When each pallet is loaded onto the truck, the operator makes a final check with a mobile computer to confirm that the pallet will be shipped to the right destination. 

“As Autoliv, a market leader in automotive safety systems, focuses on one very important issue – that of saving lives, we are proud to be part of this effort by ensuring efficiency and safety every step of the way through the use of our products,” said Dr. Romano Volta, Chairman and CEO of Datalogic Group.

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