How Trane Technologies Maintains Control of Manufacturing Operations

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Manufacturers often deal with a lot of turmoil. As a result, managing day-to-day business needs requires balanced planning and execution, and many trade-offs along the way.

How do you know how these decisions will impact your operations in the coming days, weeks, months, or even years?

Trane Technologies, a leader in energy efficient applications for commercial and residential comfort, faced this challenge back in 2010.

And that’s when the company’s strategic initiative to gain more control over its supply chain began, starting with small and medium plants all the way to significantly advancing operations at its 750,000 sq. ft. vertically integrated manufacturing facility in Tyler, Texas.

Watch this discussion featuring supply chain and plant operations leaders from Trane Technologies. You’ll learn:

  • The benefits Trane experienced when it transitioned from build-to-forecast to a lean-pull production model.
  • What critical steps the company took to improve supply chain visibility, collaboration, and execution with its extended network of partners.
  • Best practices on how Trane Technologies manages day-to-day operations and aligns production resources to actual customer demand.
  • How Trane has managed through recent supply chain disruptions by strategically working with supply chain partners for lead time planning.

Tune in to learn how you can successfully make the shift from reactive to proactive supply chain and manufacturing operations management.

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Meet our panel of experts

Robert Rivers, CPIM

Plant Manager, Trane Technologies

Robert oversees the daily operations of Trane Technologies' manufacturing plant in Tyler, Texas, from production to developing governance policies for enhanced safety, quality, and productivity. He's been with Trane Technologies for a decade and was previously the Director of SIOP and Materials for Trane Residential.

Ken Wisherath

Material Planner, Site Ultriva Subject Matter Expert and Trainer, Trane Technologies

Ken manages the supply levels for Trane Technologies' manufacturing operations, forecasting supply needs and ensuring the team has the right mix and levels of raw materials on hand. He works closely with vendors to ensure the timely delivery of orders. Ken's experience at Trane Technology spans nearly three decades.

Frank Kapper

General Manager, Upland Ultriva

Frank leads the overall go-to-market and growth revenue strategy for Upland Ultriva, a cloud-based supply chain management and manufacturing execution solution. He also leads the coordination of successful implementation and change management plans, working closely with customers to develop the right strategy for their business.

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