Supply Chain Management - managing your business
- Has your business evaluated your current supply chain processes against best practice to determine the extent of the gap?
- Do your managers think of the entire supply chain process or are they stuck in silos?
- Does your business pursue tangible outcomes based on revenue growth, asset utilisation and cost?
At TAMS we believe the measure of success is how well co-ordinated activities are across the supply chain to create value for all customers, whilst increasing the profitability of every link in your supply chain.
Businesses today are under increasing pressure to reduce costs whilst still improving performance, innovation and customer service. To enable truly effective supply chain management requires integration and synchronisation of the key functions of your businesses, including procurement, manufacturing and sales and distribution. The design and implementation of seamless integration across the key business functions as well as gaining maximum use of the available SAP functionality enables your business processes to be streamlined for maximum performance that can deliver substantial benefits to your organisation.
Excellence in supply chain management requires sales, capital, maintenance and operational planning that transcends company boundaries to involve every link of the supply chain from the supplier's supplier to the customer's customer. This involves collaboration in the development of forecasts that will maintain the required capacity across the operations. TAMS analytics can detect early warning signals that impact the supply chain, such as, changes in demand, customer promotions, ordering patterns, changes to planned project progress, potential increases in maintenance costs, restocking of inventories that take into account vendor and carrier capabilities, capacity, and constraints.
From a technology perspective TAMS develops solutions that progressively add value to your organisation from the short to long term:
- For the short term, the system must be able to handle day-to-day transactions and electronic commerce across the supply chain and thus help align supply and demand by sharing information on orders and daily scheduling.
- From a mid-term perspective, the system must facilitate planning and decision making, supporting the demand and shipment planning and master production scheduling needed to allocate resources efficiently.
- To add long-term value, the system must enable strategic analysis by providing tools, such as an integrated network model, that can synthesize data for use in high-level "what-if" scenario planning to help managers evaluate plants, distribution centres, suppliers, and third-party service alternatives.
Despite investing heavily in technology few organisations realise the benefits that can be delivered from the full scope of capabilities described above. Most systems do not share information across there enterprises - information that must be shared to achieve successful collaboration. Consider the processing cost from contract inception to payment of the final invoice. The information that enables the lifecycle cost of this process to be reduced resides outside the core system. Electronic connectivity creates opportunities to make fundamental changes to the supply chain that enable a reduction in transaction processing costs through electronic handling of orders, invoices, and payments to decreasing inventories through vendor-managed inventory and effective material requirements planning.
TAMS delivers Supply Chain Management solutions that enable collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network, empowering your company to adapt your supply chain processes to today's ever-changing and highly competitive environment.
Consider the following key business functions of Supply Chain Management, Planning, Execution and Analysis and evaluate how well they are managed within your business:
- Demand and Forecast Planning
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Inventory Optimisation
- Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Management and Collaboration
- Sales Order Processing and Billing
- Procurement of Goods & Services, Sourcing, Contract Management, Purchase Order Processing, Delivery and Invoice Processing
- Freight, Transportation and Distribution
- Inventory and Warehouse Management, Parts & Rotable Materials Management and Material Requirements Planning
- Production Planning and Optimisation
- Reporting, Analysis and Business Intelligence
- Transportation and Distribution
- Master Data Management
TAMS work with your business to develop and execute supply chain transformation plans that can drive multiple complex operating entities (both internal and external) in the same direction. If you would like to learn more about how our Supply Chain Management Solution can streamline and standardise your key business management processes, contact us.
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