Customer Success Story: Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar

Industry: Autonomous Transportation
Customer Since: 2018
ERP Platform: Netsuite

Modules Implemented:

  • Portus Platform
  • Reporting and Analytics Engine
  • MRP Simulation
  • Buyer’s Workbench
  • Supplier integration
Portus for NetSuite

Customer Background:

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Velodyne Lidar is a pioneer and recognized leader in Light Detection and Ranging (“LiDaR”) technology.  LiDar technology presents a real-time, continuous 3D representation of the surveyed environment, and Velodyne uses its proprietary LiDar technology in multiple industries including automotive, trucking, UAV/drones, industrial, mapping, and others.

Portus Engagement Details

Portus engaged with Velodyne to deliver advanced supply chain analytics from their Netsuite ERP system.  We created custom MRP Algorithms to provide on demand supply demand balancing information and eventually graduated to full fledged on demand what-if simulation models.  More recently we have further enhanced our core offering to Velodyne by adding a Buyer’s Workbench to bring the ultimate combination of control and automation to their purchasing team.

Customer Perspective:

Michael Delantoni, Supply Chain Project Coordinator at Velodyne, says of Portus: “Over the course of my career at many companies using multiple ERP systems, I have seen a lack of in-depth analytic content for supply chain management. Portus nails it! It is the perfect companion to our Netsuite installation. The analytics with continuous drill down into more levels of detail save us time but more importantly, they allow our Supply Chain professionals to fully understand supply/demand dynamics thereby optimizing just-in-time supply, inventory levels and on time delivery to customers.“