Supply Chain Synchronisation
The recession of 2008 / 2009 has shown the weakness of many companies in synchronising their supply chain. The massive decline in sales posed big challenges to manufacturing companies. Existing issues in their supply chain management approach surfaced and the fast adaptation of supply chain output to changing market conditions became a priority.
How well did your company react to the decline in demand?
Currently, an increase in business can be observed in many markets. Some companies even report pre-crisis sales levels.
In the current market recovery, it is essential that the supply chain output will be increased synchronous to sales development without over planning resulting in overproduction and unsold stock.
At the same time, market opportunities shall not be missed.
Ideally, companies are able to balance both, risk and opportunity, while synchronising their supply chain through appropriate processes, governance and organisation as well as supportive IT systems.
How BearingPoint brings value
BearingPoint differentiates into 3 pillars for supply chain synchronisation:
The provision of transparency is an elementary first step in the attainment of supply chain synchronisation. Transparency on stock, order and supply volumes gives the supply chain manager crucial information on the current business situation to be able to make educated judgements on replenishment volume and required capacities.
- Market-oriented planning
A planning process that incorporates market information in a timely fashion and allows for flexibility at the same time is the corner storne to achieve synchronisation with market demands.
- Supply Chain Pull
The propagation of market demand figures through the supply chain through pull principles renders the ultimate synchronisation of not just the final product assembly operation, but also the preceding tiers in production and purchasing.