With the input of a few data points, the free tool can calculate cost benefits and savings obtained by integrating Avnet into a supply chain, the vendor said. With the click of a mouse, users can compare their current supply-chain expense allocations based on such factors as working capital, purchasing, warehousing, receiving, production, finance, operations and transportation. RaBET then shows how Avnet's products can reduce costs in each area. Users can modify each category based on their internal costing models, and drill down to specific activities within their material supply processes. The tool features four options, including centralized supply managed inventory programs, on-site consignment, in-plant store and proximity warehousing, executed within a specific region or worldwide. Once customers have generated their comparison reports, summary presentations are available for immediate download.
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