Procurement

Overview

Purchased parts, sometimes referred to as raw materials, usually serve as corner stones in bigger puzzles. Similarly to any other project, without placing the corner stone the finished outcome would never exist, which is of magnitude if the project is a 5M$ space shuttle and the "corner stone" is a 20$ valve.

Evidently, it is imperative to ensure purchased parts availability. Nevertheless there are a couple of challenges for achieving it. Availability by definition goes hand to hand with maintaining stock, if the case is not a  1$ screw, but, a 50K OEM computer, you'd probably wouldn't like to keep too many lying around. On the other hand, key elements that govern your availability, such as, suppliers delivery time, suppliers availability and even obsolescence are uncertain, multiply it over numerous purchased parts and you're facing a dicey situation.

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Production

Overview

The ultimate goals of operating a shop floor are simple, availability and reliability. Sounds like a turkey shoot, doesn't it? A quick look around will reveal that lead times are usually longer than expected, due date performance can be significantly improved and shortages are common. On top of that, deeper investigation of the everyday shop floor will probably expose loads of unnecessary WIP and finished goods lying around, suffocating your cash flow.

The ultimate goals of operating a shop floor are simple, availability and reliability. Sounds like a turkey shoot, doesn't it? A quick look around will reveal that lead times are usually longer than expected, due date performance can be significantly improved and shortages are common. On top of that, deeper investigation of the everyday shop floor will probably expose loads of unnecessary WIP and finished goods lying around, suffocating your cash flow.

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Distribution

Overview

Distribution networks are usually the backbone of any supply chain, not surprising due to their mission, to ensure the right amount of inventory at the right place at the right time and at the lowest possible costs, a task that has immense effect over bottom line performance. Naturally, resources of all types are put into action to make it work, state of the art ERP systems, sophisticated forecasting algorithms and educated manpower, but, are the longed for results achieved?

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Retail

Symphony retail solution, based on principles of

  • react as frequent as possible to true consumption,
  • dynamically adjust stock levels,
  • constantly identify winning/losing SKUs. 

Direct result of Symphony work is:

  • secured availability that generates sales, 
  • proactive overstocking prevention, 
  • increased inventory turns.

As results it’s creates a competitive advantage based on the best indicators of the availability of goods, fresh products and more interesting assortment than its competitors. 

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