Two examples illustrate the scale of the challenge: An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) typically procures around 70 percent of the components of a car from suppliers—while up to 80 material suppliers may be involved in the production of medication in the pharma industry. If even a single individual supplier fails, it could lead to expensive production downtime. Also, some unused components may be at risk of decaying or degrading over time. That’s why ONE DATA Supply Chain integrates all production and supplier data. With our turnkey enabling technology, ONE DATA Cartography, this can be done automatically in real time and in parallel from any systems, including SAP, Navision, and local Excel tables. The result? A transparent view of all interactions across the entire supply chain.
This means that complications like impending bottlenecks and expiry dates can be identified early—even months in advance—so alternative scenarios may be considered. Production plans can be updated based on the components currently available, alternative supply chains, and optimized minimum and safety stock levels. For example, ONE DATA Supply Chain recognizes all identical components in the company’s own inventory or that of alternative suppliers, even if they have different product names.
Implementation is fast and typically completed in no more than three months. The customizable turnkey solution is available via the cloud or an on-premises connection, which end users can use directly— even if they’re not data science experts.