Challenge: A global energy technologies company needed a digital supply chain that could support its aggressive growth and innovation goals. Key challenges included managing seasonality, improving lead times, optimizing inventory and linking operational and long-range plans. The company also wanted to boost customer service and accelerate new product introductions.
One might assume that a manufacturer that is vertically integrated — with direct control over delivery routes and the customer purchase experience — would have no trouble devising a workable demand plan. If only that were the case.
With greater reliance on trading partners, complex supply networks and customer demands, running an intelligent supply chain has never been more vital. Explore the value of linking direct spend sourcing with design, manufacturing and planning processes to build an intelligent digital supply chain.