Supply chain analysis has evolved into an art over past several decades. In an attempt to monitor results, and establish goals and metrics, most enterprises have turned to enterprise analysis and supply chain reporting. Organisations recognise the importance, expenses and hidden values along the steps in the supply chain – in an effort to optimise resources, ensure customer and partner satisfaction, and control costs.
The supply chain manager and other teams and individuals, with true business intelligence, engaged in various aspects of the supply chain, creating personalised dashboards, alerts to establish objective goals, key performance indicators (KPIs), monitor shipment systems, reports and other enterprise applications using an integrated, unified view of data.
- Issues are exposed before they turn into real problems by monitoring each phase of the supply chain with automated alerts.
- Information is analysed and shared with the production planners and suppliers in order for them to take the right action and regulate plans and schedules.
- Executives are empowered with the latest, integrated metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to analyse the inventory shortages, production yields, quality and services of vendors and much more.
- Critical supply chain details are analysed, for instance, transport and courier performances, inventory of warehouses, material demand/supply chain as well as the most reliable suppliers with outstanding balances.
- Report and analyse location and value with inventory investment, distribution details and current stock status.
- Stock levels and fluctuations affecting customer demand is also monitored.
- Generate reports to illustrate quality and plant, department, shift costs, monitor organisational efficiency and time-to-delivery.
- Track inventory age, patterns of routing, material usage, substitutions and product cycle.
- Optimise supply chain costs and resources along with evaluating trends and managing inventory and distribution and analysing vendor performance problems.
- Accurately forecast and plan with ongoing analysis of supply and demand during production and distribution.
- Shipping scheduling is analysed.
- Improve transportation and inventory planning.
- Transportation management efficiency is also increased.
- Just-in-time delivery metrics are tracked.
- Product demand is modelled.