In this project, which has led to the first phase of implementing AuraPortal within TI Automotive, an initial process has been addressed aimed at consolidating the purchase requests operation. This process will greatly improve this function in all its centers, ensuring that the internal regulations and requirements are fulfilled using minimal human resources, and lowering operational costs.
TI Automotive is composed of approximately 180 companies distributed in three large groups: AM – Americas (USA, Mexico and Brazil), EU – Europe (Italy, UK, Poland, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic and France) and AP – Asia Pacific (Australia, Korea, China, Japan and India).
Given the delocalization of the production centers, each continent has different ERP installations. Therefore diverse mechanisms have been included in the process implementation to allow for an optimum and unified management of data integration, both input (creating, modifying and deleting) and output (introduction of order data in the various ERP systems), as everything is controlled and managed from one unique process.
The aim of this process, implemented with AuraPortal, has been to manage all the multinational purchase requests and the corresponding approval circuit, with the maximum degree of automation possible; thus achieving a drastic reduction in times/costs and the elimination of errors.
The process is unique for each of the companies, meaning that all employees use the same request, however, the process presents the information, (companies, warehouses, suppliers, articles, etc.), corresponding to the appropriate company for each user starting a process. As a result, the documentation necessary for the control and administration of the order is created automatically (automatic documents of the purchase orders, control and monitoring), with the right source data and is automatically associated to the Document Management system.
About TI Automotive:
TI Automotive develops, manufactures and supplies automotive fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems.
The company has 18,500 employees at 180 locations in 27 countries, and supplies all of the world's major automobile manufacturers. Their head offices are in Warren, Michigan, USA, and in Oxford, UK. More than half of TI Automotive's business is attributable to North America.
Approximately half of the 57 million motor vehicles manufactured in the world each year rely on the breaks, fuel and/or powertrain technology of TI Automotive.
Phone: +1 781-569-5940 or +1 978-808-6340
Middle East: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Europe: email@example.com
About Aura (AuraPortal)
AURA is a global BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.
AuraPortal has a presence in 50 countries with more than 350 customers including, among others: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries.
AuraPortal Headquarters are located in North America (Boston) and Europe (Holland) whereas the software development facilities are located in Spain and India.
The Greater Boston
400 Trade Center - Suite 5900
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801-7472
781 569 5940