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New tools to be introduced

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner’s Supplier Performance Monitor system uses artificial intelligence and sophisticated mathematical theories to analyze current supplier performance and forecast future trends.

Originally launched in Germany and Ireland, BorgWarner intends to implement the user-friendly software in the U.S. and other parts of Europe beginning this year, followed by India and China later this year.

The software can be transferred to new locations and improves supply chain response times significantly. The system has been awarded several honors such as the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2012 and the VDA (German Automotive Industry Association) Logistics Award 2013.

More than 90 percent of BorgWarner BERU Systems’ suppliers currently participate in the SPM system, which has optimized delivery performance and reduced delivery times by 60 percent. In addition, BorgWarner BERU Systems achieved a 33 percent drop in parts failure (PPM) from suppliers in 2012 compared with the previous year.

BorgWarner operates a plant in Dixon.

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