Challenge: Key inventory planning personnel retired from a parts manufacturer for heavy duty vehicles, and the resulting experience/knowledge void led to costly inventory mistakes. Because the company's cash was tied up in the wrong inventory, its ability to stock the needed products was limited. Over two years, the company launched a new S&OP process to correct its inventory and cash problems.
Challenge: Like all manufacturers, our client's value chain behaves in a non-linear fashion influenced by supply chain capacities, straight and over-time labor rates, input/output price curves, etc., making it difficult to focus on the most profitable activities and products. Recently, demand volatility, input price fluctuations with contractual discount curves, retailer pressures, and multiple decision points along the value chain increased the difficulty of conducting business using traditional costing and supply planning tools.
Challenge: Integrated optimisation of primary and secondary distribution networks for major retailers and supermarkets represents a very complex supply chain planning problem. Our client has a complex network of distribution centres, consolidation centres and suppliers which delivers a multi-temperature product range to a demanding nationwide customer base. Challenges include tight delivery constraints, complex trunking and consolidation operations, temperature constraints, thousands of vehicle movements and a dynamic ordering profile with variable demands. Before MJC Â²'s software was introduced the operation was partitioned into smaller more manageable sections for planning purposes. This led to significant inefficiencies, with poor utilisation of resources and unnecessary empty running.
Challenge: Our client implemented RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution in its Phoenix, Arizona Global Solutions Center to manage distribution and the wide array of value-added services. They subsequently implemented Warehouse Management at their two European distribution centers and two 3rd party logistics projects.
Challenge: To Psion's clients, speed and accuracy are everything. One client, a world-leading provider of transport forwarding and logistics services specializes in intercontinental air and ocean freight shipments and supply chain management solutions. Shipments needed to be on time and complete and in a highly competitive industry, productivity has a direct impact on the bottom line.