Challenge: A large electronics company tripled in size in part because of more than 100 acquisitions; this company lacked visibility across their hundreds of factories and distribution centers.
Solution: With the help of RapidResponse, they built more collaborative relationships, enabling the company to sense and respond to demand fluctuation. This project helped the electronics company develop and deploy an end-to-end supply chain that is supported by collaborative sales, inventory and operations planning, resulting in a more agile upstream and downstream environment.
Results: Through the successful deployment of RapidResponse the company gained the ability to respond faster to market fluctuations and improve margins. By setting optimal inventory policies, they were able to ensure the correct products were available when and where they were needed. The company was also able to use RapidResponse for their customer and supplier co-planning to generate better forecasts by getting closer to the end-customer, which ultimately helped drive down costs.
About the Solution Provider: Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based software that enables customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain. By using RapidResponse instead of combining individual software solutions, customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.