Powerful logistics for complex global value chains leveraging digital technologies
Global complex value chains, as well as local conditions and requirements, drive today's logistics processes. In addition to the highly dynamic market development and increasingly uncertain political conditions, mergers and acquisitions can also have a strong impact on logistics structures and processes. New technologies accelerate processes and create unimagined transparency, setting the benchmarks for customers' increasing expectations of the level of logistics services. Together with our customers, we develop and implement competitive strategies and solutions driven by innovation and modern management concepts.
BearingPoint's service offerings are innovative, digital, and straight to the point.
BearingPoint's digital supply chain model introduces a real-time, end-to-end supply chain concept. Information flows between suppliers, logistics service providers, production, and customers, and all is consolidated in the Logistics Control Tower. By using state-of-the-art transport management systems and combining external and internal data, the use of IoT and Big Data as well as in-memory technologies, the business can be controlled in real time. Our concept is to move from reaction to forecast. We manage risk proactively by analyzing global news, traffic and weather data, enabling you to act before critical problems occur. A complete overview of your supply chain enables you to significantly reduce material shortages and transport costs and to maintain inventory levels at the optimal level for the business situation.
Transportation management deals with the planning, execution, and control of physical product movements within the supply chain, including freight purchasing and settlement. Advanced transportation management is a key factor in effectively managing transportation and distribution costs, increasing visibility into goods movements, and monitoring the performance of service providers. BearingPoint offers its clients professional support in developing leading transport management processes, selecting, implementing, and operating transport management systems.
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BearingPoint supports the introduction of global trade systems to efficiently and seamlessly integrate the management of import and export processes, preferences, and compliance regulations into the supply chain and IT environment.
Warehouses are an important part of the supply chain, as they not only decouple demand and supply through their buffer function but also consolidate and dissolve material flows. In addition, customer-specific configurations of the material can also be handled in the warehouses as value-added services. Our philosophy is not only to tackle challenges in this area with a narrow focus on the warehouse itself but also to evaluate and optimize the position of the warehouse in the supply chain environment by a better overall process and IT-Integration.
BearingPoint offers its clients professional support in creating transparency within their warehouse operations by implementing leading warehouse management processes and systems that help to improve warehouse performance. In addition, BearingPoint assists its clients in the design of warehouses, from requirements assessment and basic concept, via site and technology selection, to investor acquisition and program management.
Many companies struggle whether to outsource their logistics in order to concentrate on core competencies or perform these services inhouse. Others wonder if their logistics service provider is still the right one, as contract logistics, like many other types of business, has a lifecycle, and partners can drift apart. BearingPoint supports clients in supporting make-or-buy-decisions as well as identifying and contracting the service provider that fits best. Our services include the development of a logistics target vision, make-or-buy analysis, benchmarking, tender management, cutover, and ramp-up respectively exit management and controlling.
Internet of Things (IoT) technologies offer new possibilities to control logistics processes in a way never seen before. Logistics elements become data objects that automatically provide information about their status and position, and systems in the background can draw conclusions based on real-time observations as to whether and what kind of action is necessary. This opens the door for self-controlling systems. Based on our technological experience from several pilot applications, we identify the most promising areas of application for our customers and support them in the business case, design, configuration, and integration of IoT solutions.
Based on its deep client intimacy and ability to leverage industry-specific expertise, IP assets as well as extensive know-how in standard business software solutions such as SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft, and many more, BearingPoint brings to the table the IT expertise that is crucial when selecting, integrating, and improving IT systems.