Continental Tire is a leading global manufacturer of commercial vehicle tires with plants around the world.
Case Study type: Enterprise Development
Technologies Employed: Web application, Cloud hosting, mobile, barcode scanning, IoT, touch sensitive monitors
Partners: Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, Socket Labs, Twilio, and hostedftp.com
Continental’s “ContiLifeCycle” (CLC) business division provides tire retread services through a North American based dealer network. These dealers manufacture new retread tires from old casings using Continental rubber.
Continental needed a manufacturing execution system (MES) for their dealers to track and document the transformation of raw materials to finished goods.
This new MES needed to allow for order entry, inventory usage tracking, execution of production orders, production tracking, bill of material build, invoice development, and interfacing with cost accounting systems.
Given their unique needs, we knew the best solution would be a custom product.
Logical Advantage worked with Continental to develop a multi-tenant and Cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) that operates across multiple function areas. Known as CLCSoft, the application runs the floor operations for Continental’s retread facilities in North America.
CLCSoft essentially creates the “as-built” record, capturing the data, processes and outcomes of the tire retread manufacturing process. The mission critical functionality provided is essential to floor operations in the retread facilities.
As a SaaS based solution, the application is centrally managed and controlled by Continental, which means that the overall cost of ownership at the manufacturing facilities is very low!