Overcoming today’s challenges in automotive and manufacturing supply chains
“We knew we needed to find a way to deliver more value to our customers and trading partners while reducing inventory and operations costs. We’ve chosen One Network because of its unique and highly innovative technology.”Tobias Jendrell, Global Director, Materials & Logistics, DanaDelivering superior results in the automotive and aftermarket parts business is a difficult proposition. Inventories must be made available at the right time in the right quantities in the right mix at the right location within a supply chain in order to provide targeted levels of service at targeted cost levels while being able to guarantee the achievement of customer service metrics.
“We have seen dramatic inventory reductions; on average more than double what we had targeted.”Tobias Jendrell, Global Director of Materials and Logistics, Dana
Several factors render demand and inventory management in the automotive industry a very complex problem. Among them are the high number of parts under management, the presence of intermittent or lumpy demand patterns, the risk of stock obsolescence, and in the aftermarket parts case, the high responsiveness required due to customer downtime costs.
Yet software solutions for automotive demand, order, inventory, and logistics management have not kept pace with software advancements in other areas of the supply network. This means that although OEMs are giving their best efforts to modify processes and improve execution in the face of a changing market environment, they are limited by the ability of their underlying systems to connect functional processes across multiple business segments.
How We Can Help
One Network’s cloud platform provides a single end-to-end operating backbone that already supports some of the world’s largest automotive OEMs. By connecting to our “many-to-many” network environment, you can manage planning, execution, and transactions across multiple tiers of your suppliers, as well as dealer and logistics providers. The result is unprecedented visibility and control across your supply chain while reducing total system cost to deploy, maintain, and support.
One Network for Automotive & Manufacturing At a Glance
- Supporting some of the world’s largest OEMs
- Delivers comprehensive EDI and system integration (including EDI 830 Collaboration)
- Fully loaded Data Warehouse
- Releases across a pull system from final assembly
- Demand management
- Multi-party order management
- Inventory Management
- Fully integrated logistics suite
Tailored for Automotive & Manufacturing Multiparty Workflows
- Demand Sensing
- Intelligent Order Forecast Sourcing
- Real Time Order Execution
- Global Inventory Visibility
- Scheduling and Capacity Management
- Global Inbound Fulfillment
- Interfaces with Industry-Standard EDI formats
- Enables a social supply chain with Enterprise Social Graph collaboration tools
Resources for Automotive and Manufacturing
- Case Study: Dana How leading automotive drivetrain manufacturer Dana slashed inventory by over 30%, and gained five other major supply chain improvements.
- Case Study: Top 3 Automotive OEM Learn how this top US car manufacturer was able to reduce annual transportation costs by 20%, speed up material flow through its supply chain, improve service levels and more...
- Solution Sheet: One Network for Automotive Aftermarket Spares Manage planning, execution, and transactions across your entire network of suppliers, dealers, and logistics providers. The result is unprecedented visibility and control across your supply chain while reducing totally system cost to deploy, maintain, and support.
- White Paper: Inbound Supply Best Practices for Automotive Automotive companies have struggled to make any real progress in improving their supply chains. Why is this? This report looks at the key problems, and uncovers the main culprit handicapping most automotive supply chains.
- How the Automotive Industry Can Build To Demand (White Paper) How automotive companies can create build-to-demand supply chains, the major hurdles and how they can be overcome.