The Powerlogic system has also helped MBUSI avoid shutdowns due to overload conditions.
MBUSI plans to extend the power-management system when it expands its physical plant.
The company manufactures sheet metal stampings and sub-assemblies such as floor pans, firewalls, and roof assemblies that are ready to go directly into the M-Class vehicle assembly line at the new MBUSI plant.
The company has been working with MBUSI in a different approach to shipping, using 45" long x 48" wide x 25" high and 45" long x 48" wide x 34" high ROPAK reusable, collapsible containers manufactured by LINPAC Materials Handling, Georgetown, Kentucky.
MBUSI wanted a modular manufacturing system where suppliers assemble components and subsystems and deliver them ready to be installed on a just-in-time basis and in sequence to meet daily production requirements.
To facilitate JIT manufacturing MBUSI required that supplier use, in addition to several part-specific racks, standard reusable containers to ship components to the plant.
The announcement was part of the 20-year celebration at MBUSI.
This is an exciting day for MBUSI and our entire team here in Alabama, said Jason Hoff, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.
Some of the selection criteria MBUSI
used to make its selection:
amp;uot;MBUSI is pleased to be part of this project which seeks to develop alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources as we move forward in the new century,&uot; said MBUSI CEO and President Bill Taylor.
MBUSI will provide the resources and venue for the demonstration site to simulate actual field operating conditions during the project.
One thing has not changed over the years, however: MBUSI
is a great team with great passion for great products.