Supply Chain Management
Achieving cost-effective production is all about mastering the flows of information and material within your company. With the right supply chain management system, you can organise your processes, employees and goods in the best way possible along your value chain. You can also establish more responsive and more efficient communications between affiliated companies along your entire value stream – from your customers to your raw materials suppliers. You also gain planning reliability and transparency while eliminating wastes.
Orienting supply towards demand
Your value chain is always considered from the perspective of your customers back to your raw materials suppliers. This means your customer is the one who specifies the demand. This demand triggers processes along your entire value chain – not just within your company but even across and beyond several companies in turn. How information is transferred along this chain – and at what speed and with what kind of precision – depends on your supply chain quality. This is where we can support you in establishing an efficient supply chain, and training your employees to manage and maintain the supply chain themselves in the long term.
Reliable flows of information and material with supply chain management
For your supply chain to operate at its best, information and material need to flow along the value stream with as few disruptions as possible. With the right levels of organisation and reliability for the individual process steps in your supply chain, many advantages then accrue: shorter turnaround times, lower stock levels, and correspondingly lower costs for establishing and maintaining your stocks.
Maximising process flexibility along your supply chain
If you can obtain information and goods along your supply chain reliably and on time, you’ll be able to plan and adapt your processes as and when you want. Your planning will then be oriented exactly towards the needs as expressed by your customers. This helps you to avoid wastes such as overproduction or overprocessing.