Case Study

Manufacturer & Tech Company

A diversified global manufacturing and technology company, who offers a wide range of products and services in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.

Customer Challenge

  • A diversified global manufacturing and technology company, who offers a wide range of products and services in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.
  • Widely recognized for their engineering capabilities and management excellence, delivered through their Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses
  • Generate a central platform from which all data flowed to suppliers and from suppliers
  • Platform would be built by mode (Air 4PL, Ocean 4PL, Landside 4PL)
  • Game change requirements from silo point to point shipping, to collaborative network optimization
  • Reduce overall logistics cost through mode selection and optimization
  • Access strategic supply chain options through data 4pl intelligence

DDC Solutions

Development Of 4pl Platform

  • Specification of build and deployment
  • Connectivity gateway for switch on / switch off options on 3pl provider
  • Control Tower dashboard build / Report / data intelligence output to client

Implementation Plan

  • Phase development to match Oracle roll out (1 to 3 years & 3 to 6)
  • Managing transaction volumes / allocation commitments
  • Training needs analysis & Training Plan (Suppliers)
  • Our ‘screening’ considerations between 4pl Control Tower & Operational footprint

Cost Savings Strategy

  • Interaction with E-bid platforms
  • Priority actions on cost saving options post 4pl ‘go live’ & Low hanging fruit

    The Impact

    Development Of 4PL Platform

    • Faster development and delivery than plan
    • Connectivity gateway concept with adaptable options
    • Global / Regional dashboard functionality
    • Reporting suite, layered to user ‘scope’

    Implementation Plan

    • Oracle roll out map achieved
    • Transaction / allocation model developed
    • Training plan achieved, user certification model
    • Our screening model completed (ISCS)

    Cost Savings Strategy

    • E bid link model developed
    • Low hanging fruit
    • PO target date allocation
    • PO to Mode Allocation decision making
    • Service model, decision data, execution performance
    • Branch work & heartwood
    • Inventory strategy and pattern / network simplification

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