First Asia Pacific Partnership to boost efficiency and productivity for logistics and manufacturing enterprises
Singapore, February 22 2013 – NCS, a leading ICT provider, and One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to collaborate in delivering integrated, intelligent and easy-to-use platforms and solutions for logistics and manufacturing industries in Asia Pacific. The partnership is One Network Enterprise’s first Asia Pacific partnership.
As part of the agreement, NCS will be the implementer and systems integrator for demand driven supply chain solutions delivered by ONE’s Real Time Value Network™, which delivers continuous demand planning, optimization and synchronization, automatic replenishment, real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities throughout enterprises’ trading partner ecosystems.
The Real Time Value Network™ provides complete lifecycle demand management, beginning with forecasting consumption at points of sale by day, SKU or location of item over long forecast horizons. It then calculates the supplies required throughout the planning horizons to satisfy those demands, as well as all transportation and logistics requirements. The solution enables procurement and contracting; shipment planning, execution and tracking; appointment scheduling and yard management; financial and claims settlement – all on a single, cloud-based platform.
“This collaboration between NCS and One Network will leverage NCS’ cloud capabilities to host, aggregate and connect to customers’ systems. The expanded suite of supply chain and logistics-focused solutions will help enterprises in Asia Pacific lower inventory and operational costs, optimize service levels, improve working capital and cash flow, and streamline workflow processes across customer networks,” said Rachel Goh, Vice President, NCS.
“This first in Asia Pacific partnership, demonstrates NCS’ commitment to serve our customers in the logistics, manufacturing and defense sectors, and to bring them enhanced capabilities to optimize their supply chains. We are excited to work with One Network Enterprises to bring the world’s first and only any-to-any supply chain network and real-time decision-making solution in the cloud to this region,” she added.
“The breadth of our cloud-based solution requires a strategic partner that offers comprehensive domain expertise, full regional coverage in all relevant industries, sales and marketing leadership, business process change consulting and implementation competencies, and of course, regional data center capability. NCS clearly meets and exceeds our expectations in all of these areas. We expect very measurable results for our joint customers in a short time horizon,” says Bruce Jacquemard, Executive Staff Member, One Network Enterprises.
The partnership will focus on logistics and manufacturing sectors, and cover the core markets of Singapore, China and Australia, with other markets to follow.
NCS is a leading info communications technology (ICT) service provider and together with SingTel, we have a presence in 22 countries located throughout APAC, Europe and the USA. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT and communications engineering solutions to help governments and enterprises realize business value through the innovative use of technology. Our unique delivery capabilities range across consulting, development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management & solutions and portal management. We also provide mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services. Headquartered in Singapore, NCS has over 8,000 staff serving governments and large global commercial enterprises. For more information on NCS, please visit www.ncs.com.sg.
About One Network Enterprises
One Network is the provider of the Real Time Value Network™, the world’s first and only any-to-any supply chain network in the cloud, and the world’s first and only real time decision-making suite. The Real Time Value Network enables unlimited numbers of trading partners to plan, execute, monitor, synchronize, and optimize in real time all of the business processes and events that take place throughout their extended supply chains, from points of purchase back to raw materials suppliers. A variety of industries are connected to the Real Time Value Network, including leading companies in high tech, retail, consumer products, the public sector, automotive, energy, and logistics. Headquartered in Dallas TX, One Network also has offices in Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.onenetwork.com.