Understanding your inventory along your entire supply chain – from suppliers, through manufacturing, all the way to distribution centers – is the basis for better sales forecasts, better manufacturing plans, lower shipping costs, fewer stock-outs, and reduced excess inventory. Inventory visibility also includes all the shipping lanes between network nodes.
In some segments, e-commerce is revolutionizing the last mile to the customer. Don’t think only about food when it comes to home delivery. Imagine goods where consumers appreciate short-term delivery – may it be goods for personal hygiene, medicaments, baby care, tools and parts for an instant DIY project or even a fancy dress for tonight’s event. Imagine goods where consumers appreciate additional services such as installation or removal of used goods – complex electronic or computing equipment, white goods or furniture, for example.
There are so many things that go wrong in your supply chain: delayed order acceptance, errors on POs, wrong lead times, incidents such as port strikes, fire at a supplier or a pandemic. We integrate multiple systems with huge volumes of data, ensure that from this data jungle the right information is available at the right time in the right hands, and we address operational and organizational challenges. We call this approach for a better end-to-end visibility Supply Chain Performance Assurance (SCPA).
Not only food needs fast delivery.
With asparagus from Peru, lettuce from California, and dates from the Middle East, track and trace is vital to ensure food safety.
Some goods need installation services.
Immediate availability of tools and parts is key.