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?

Most companies' self-reported shortages rate is usually 3%, though, a quick poll amongst end customers usually yields a much higher rate of 10% to 15%. The real trouble is yet to be assessed, to do so, let's factor in shortages 2nd tier impacts, such as a client leaving a store as a result of one missing item, damaged reputation and torn partnerships, now, the real magnitude of the problem starts to clear up. 

Symphony distribution solution, based on principles of "react as frequent as possible to true consumption", dynamically adjust stock levels and constantly identify winning/losing SKUs and links, is designed to provide bottom-line orientation to your supply chain. The direct results are secured availability that generates sales, proactive overstocking prevention and increased inventory turns, results which take your supply chain one step ahead towards its peak performance.

Key Features

Modeling.
Symphony provides various tailoring and automation capabilities for wide and complex distribution networks, common examples: multi echelon networks, OEM partnerships, central distribution centers (CDC) and more.

Planning

  • Operations Synchronization. According to Symphony holistic approach, shop floors and plants priorities are synchronized with the most updated state of your distribution network.

 

Dynamically Adjust Stock Levels
    • Dynamic Buffer Adjustment. Symphony analyzes regular stock SKUs inventory levels and consumption history, in order to determine the best possible quantity to keep in stock. A quantity that on the one hand will ensure availability and on the other hand will free up valuable "shelf space".

Execution

  • Daily Replenishment Suggestions. Symphony identifies regular stock SKUs which are in danger of depletion and recommends the appropriate amount that needs to be replenished.
  • Prioritizing. Symphony provides a simple-to-understand prioritizing mechanism which allocates the best possible quantity to be shipped to each link at your supply chain.

 Ongoing Improvement

  • Throughput Value Days. The TVD metric serves for analyzing the ripple effect of shortages at any link of your supply chain on bottom line performance.
  • Increasing ROI. Symphony provides a concise set of financial metrics which facilitate the identification process of high and fast runners SKUs versus low and slow SKUs, comparison of the same SKU at different geographical regions and more.

Analyze Stockouts Impact