Factory Without Borders announced in early September that they, along with Chinese LED lighting manufacturer Outrace Technology Co., Ltd. (Outrace), would provide constant, international monitoring of their manufacturing and delivery processes. The move is designed to allow customers to place orders at any time, regardless of where they are in the world. It will also help Outrace track production, determine inventory needs, and follow delivery logistics in real time.
Transforming the Lighting Industry
Factory Without Borders is revolutionizing the lighting industry with the new technology. It is the first in the world to digitize and customize production programming. Considering the growth of the LED industry, this places Outrace in an advanced position among its competitors. In addition, Outrace’s RFID Application System (a tagging-and-tracking system) that had originally been just an abstract, creative idea, is now a reality. Many experts believe that these advancements may demonstrate the future of globalized products, service production models, and new outlooks for entire production chains.
With Global Real-Time Monitoring, Customers Become Involved in Production
Customers will now be able to view their order in real time, enabling them to better plan inventory and customize their own experience with Outrace. The process will make it easier to predict and track delivery times according to the personnel and warehouse space available.
OEM and ODM Production Management Finds Solutions
Outrace is an emerging LED producer and expects to become more involved in the global LED market through this partnership with Factory Without Borders. It is one of the largest OEM/ODM LED light manufacturers in the world (i.e., They are one of the largest companies that designs and manufactures their own LED equipment and products). Initially, the company plans to focus on the United States and Brazil, as they have the highest concentration of LED producers. However, they have begun conducting research in Singapore and Taiwan as well as other countries who have begun to increase their need for LED products.
Asia in Race to Replace Lighting
Asia is the latest market to see significant growth in the LED lighting industry—its businesses and residences have begun replacing incandescent bulbs with more energy-efficient LED lighting. In Malaysia, 6,000 people participated in the very first Light-Emitting Diode (LED) night run. The event was organized to encourage Malaysians to switch to LED lights, calling them “magical” when compared to incandescent lighting. In addition to the night run, The Marathon Shop organized workshops on the technical aspects of LED technology while also managing water stands along the route.
LED lighting has become increasingly more popular than incandescent lighting over the past few years. With the addition of real-time production and delivery management, it is expected that the increased global use of energy-efficient lighting will continue.