In an ideal supply chain relationship, both customers and suppliers get connected in ways that allow them to easily exchange information, demand data, and the visibility of status in order, delivery…
Shifting from transactional vendor relationships to partnerships provides tangible business benefits :
The situation requires a fundamental shift of managing across the global supply chain, to secure the success.
While communication was always important, the need to collaborate across the extended enterprise of suppliers, partners, own facilites and customers and competitors is a must have going forward.
Only few companies is the industry have yet developed an understanding on how do this properly, with a clear understanding of what flexibility actually means for them.
Every chain is only as strong as its weakest link. It is high time for all players to commit to collaboration, transparency and creating shared value.
It is only by getting the fundamentals of stock accuracy and visibility right that retailers will succeed in delivering the seamless « omni-channel » shopping experience that customers now expect.
Technology investment is critical to enabling exemplary omni-channel customer experience. As consumers expect retailers to provide consistent and unparalleled service across all touch points, retailers must adopt new technologies like Fluid-e portal connection point hta enable this higher level of service.
In the case of omni-channel, technology investment is often needed to create product and inventory visibility, to enable sales associates to understand customer preferences and purchase history, and to enable the retail store to act as a local fulfillment center with pick, pack, and ship capabilities.
Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) builds upon the traditional replenishment approach of replacing what was taken to create a dynamic and effective pull-based solution to answer the challenges of today’s manufacturing and distribution landscape.
Companies that adopt DDMRP achieve substantial improvements in service level, with shorter lead times, and higher sales; while releasing working capital through lower inventory levels.
A step by step implementation approach can be roll out.
CRC : Collaborative Replenishment Cockpit module will be implemented to :
CRC components :