Supply chain executives struggle with a lack of real-time information on their companys material flows, inventory positions and customer demand. Critical decisions must be made to accommodate changes in the production schedule and react to unplanned events that impact the entire supply chain. Without a clear, up-to-date snapshot of their companys supply chain performance these decisions can have undesirable consequences and cost valuable time and money downstream.
Companies on the leading edge of supply chain performance understand the need for this level of global visibility. They employ enterprise wide solutions that support both strategic and tactical planning to maintain excellent customer service, balanced inventories and controlled costs.
However, acquiring this visibility from siloed data sources scattered across the global supply chain is no easy matter. Planning teams and planning systems must work together to ensure that all key data is available to support the calculations involved to present a real-time picture of the supply chain.
The WAM Supply Chain Planning Solution supports this level of collaborative data sharing. Our system assesses your companys inventory, forecasts, production, distribution, orders, purchasing, finished products, raw materials and intermediates and calculates a real-time projection of your supply chain out into the future.
Our Grid Supply Chain Monitor allows you to quickly see the performance of all of your SKUs over time, complete with alerts and indicators to identify potentially late orders, stock outs and more. In addition, the Grid can overlay multiple scenarios to support what-if planning for assessing the impact of unplanned events such as plant shutdowns or production delays.
Up-to-date inventory projections for the entire supply chain
Organizations that boast well-performing supply chains have clear, strategic and tactical vision into their future. The WAM Solution provides an all-in-one look at inventory projections, order status, planned production and material movements across all of the products in your business.
See the impact of unplanned events, plant shutdowns, transportation problems
Visualization of where and when the breakdown in your supply chain will occur due to uncontrolled events facilitates making the necessary changes with the least negative impact.
Quickly identify and manage pending inventory and raw material shortages
Anticipating the push and pull of customer demand is especially critical at the tactical level where understanding intra-day material flows is critical.
The highly graphical interfaces of the Grid provide an all-in-one look at inventory projections, order status, planned production and material movements across all of the products in your business. This display provides an up-to-the-minute simulation of your supply chain which alerts you to problems or opportunities that could significantly affect your profitability or competitiveness. Using the grid you can drill down into all details of any SKU.
For over 25 years, WAM has delivered real-time visibility to companies throughout the process industry. In most cases, this level of functionality can be in place within a matter of months, yielding immediate benefits such as those realized by our customers:
- The largest oil and gas distributor in China improved visibility and performance optimization across 12 plants throughout the country
- A worldwide leader in polymers, petrochemicals and fuels gained global visibility to a large, distributed planning team and leveraged real-time links to their global ERP system to gather the data
- A global specialty chemical company achieved system-wide visibility to the global planning team across five different ERP installations
Our customers are among the top performers in their industries because they have real-time visibility to the performance of their supply chain which enables them to make informed decisions that avoid negative impact to their organization. With ample visibility, our customers can plan around advancing problems and consequently maintain their strong profitability and market share.
As a supply chain professional, you must focus your energies on achieving best-practice goals. How do you initiate an enterprise-wide effort to improve customer service, inventory, scheduling? By proactively engaging in successful strategic and tactical planning. The WAM Supply Chain Solution helps you make smarter decisions based on profitability, attain global supply chain visibility, support for collaboration and assists in determining the right safety stocks to meet customer service levels. To make the critical decisions that you must make on a daily basis, you must have accurate, timely data and planning technology that understands how your company operates. Let us show you how WAM's supply chain planning solution can provide you and your team with the right data and the right time and place.|