RedPrairie Corp. (Waukesha, Wisc.) is acquiring Alta A/S (Denmark), a supplier of manufacturing event management solutions for automotive suppliers. Through the acquisition, RedPrairie will offer build-to-order manufacturing and respond to consumer demand for customized vehicle options. RedPrairie will provide Alta's standard software solution PowerB2O and related professional services.
RedPrairie's Build to Order (B2O) software has a unique process flow control application that uses icons to pictorially illustrate the parts and sequencing process required for each customized end product. Once the business processes have been defined, the tool automatically plans the most advantageous and efficient process to reduce throughput times and allow significant flexibility to change the process should the manufacturing line require.
Major Tier-1 component suppliers to the automotive industry use the B2O solution. Fifty operational sites in Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, United States, South America and China currently use the technology.
Source: Red Prairie