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A leading producer of tires, Goodyear manufactures and sells around 30 million tires annually.


  • Host system SAP, HYDRA, PROSPEO, CT
  • Database Oracle
  • Operating system Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Users 20 to 60, depending on site (Working in German, English)


  • Between 2,000 and 20,000 pallet slots (varies from site to site)
  • Block stacking and bale storage areas, pallet racking systems, flow racks, drive-in racks
  • Twelve sites: Fulda, Fürstenwalde, Hanau, Philippsburg, Riesa, Wittlich (DE); Adapazari, Izmit (TR), Kranji (SLO), Debica (PL), Amiens (F), Uitenhage (ZA)


  • Forklifts and RF devices (Symbol MC9090)


  • Host interface to HYDRA (ERP system)
  • Interface to production system CT (kneader technology)
  • Web service to Prospeo (Kanban)
  • Web service to SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME)


  • Between 2,000 and 25,000 articles in stock, depending on site
  • 800 to 66,000 stock putaway and retrieval transactions daily, depending on site
  • Average of 300 goods receipts daily
  • Up to 250,000 data records transmitted daily


  • Production control of raw material mixtures
  • Material flow control for tire production
  • Automated supply of machines in production
  • Production workflow visualisation on KANBAN monitor
  • Strict compliance with minimum storage periods and FIFO principle
  • Forklift routing system


  • Full traceability of all raw materials
  • Standardised processes across all sites
  • Consistent, paperless processing and control
  • Electronic kanban system for just-in-time production
  • Visual display of quantity to be produced for quick and simple overview

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