As food/beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG) firms respond to slackening demand, slower growth, continuous cost pressures, and increased global competition, fundamental business practices are facing greater scrutiny than ever before. Now is the time to dramatically improve cost efficiency, strengthen collaborative relationships with customers and suppliers, maximize IT investments, and renew commitments to customer service.
Collectively, these challenges all have a direct bearing on the supply chain activities — and the initiatives takes in response can spell the difference between success and failure. Make sure your organization is prepared to:
• Improve the accuracy of your demand forecast
• Maximize customer satisfaction while minimizing logistics costs and inventory
• Manage product shelf life
• Minimize inventory across the distribution network and supply chain
• Achieve a consensus demand forecast with participation from sales, marketing, and production
• Optimize capacity allocation according to seasonal factors
• Maintain the proper quantities of materials — even during fluctuating demand
• Balance conflicting needs for customer responsiveness and production throughput
Investments in CPG operations and supply chain management have historically been subordinate to sales and marketing. But as revenue softens and expenses climb, CPG firms understand that real ROI value lies in rationalizing and streamlining global supply chains. Automated supply chain solutions, integrated ERP systems, and extranet solutions can all play a critical role — but only if they’re optimized effectively. Adexa helps make it happen.
Optimize Resource Investments — Compare financial KPIs and tie them to value-driving processes to ensure response to business opportunities and threats in a timely manner.
Stabilize Demand Planning — Integrate demand data from multiple sources, throughout the distribution network, into reliable consensus forecasts in real-time.
Reduce Inventory Exposure — Extend visibility across the supply chain to optimize usage of short-lived ingredients. Increase flexibility in response to short-term or seasonal demand fluctuations. Hedge against inaccurate forecasts and make the entire supply chain lean, responsive, and reliable.
Increase Production Schedule Accuracy — Easily accommodate complexities in planning and scheduling production for different product colors, grades, flavors, sizes, SKUs, and packs.
Consolidate Planning — Integrate sales, inventory and operations to establish a common language for capturing demand and supply information and feeding decisions directly to varied enterprise, plant, and shop floor systems.
Improve Global Capacity Utilization — Automatically communicate front-end demand changes to enable responsive reallocation of back-end resources. Optimize capacity across a multi-tier supply chain and streamline the asset base through a single integrated view.
Synchronize Multi-Site Production — Establish a common language for capturing data and feeding decisions back to varied legacy systems and shop floor applications.
Enable Collaboration — Deliver better information faster so trading partners can react quicker to changes in the supply chain, helping to reduce inventories, increase freshness shelf-life, and improve customer responsiveness.
Enhance Customer Service — Increase flexibility and accelerate order promising with better inventory management and real-time ATP.
Measure, Monitor, Notify, and Adjust — Use hundreds of pre-built, audit-ready approved KPIs across all departments and roles to stay continuously informed about all aspects of production.
To learn more about Adexa’s CPG solutions, please call our Sales Dept @ 310-642-2138 or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
» Industry Directions
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» Beyond the Enterprise
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» The Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Chain: Optimized Supply Network Management Solutions
For makers of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG), “optimized supply network management” (o-SNM) can decrease total system cost, inventory and cycle times while significantly increasing stock availability and inventory turns. Taken together, these results translate into greater profits, improved customer service and that ever-elusive competitive advantage.
If Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), India’s largest consumer goods company, was in another market space, say, for example, publishing, it would, first of all, teach its prospect base to read. If it sold cars, HLL would open driver education schools to teach prospects how to drive safely. As it is, HLL sells products that clean and products to eat and drink. The company has applied a commitment to following the highest standards of corporate behavior, leading-edge science and technology and creative marketing to the development of its business model. The company’s statement of corporate purpose is to “meet the everyday needs of people, everywhere.” Those needs differ wildly within India, and HLL has done an exceptional job of meeting them, as evidenced by the the company’s top line growth and bottom line profitability.
Pulmuone Co., Ltd. is a South Korean company that produces perishable foods such as tofu and soybean sprouts. It was founded in 1981, is based in Seoul, South Korea and sells its products both within Korea as well as internationally
Since its deployment Adexa has provided one of the leading breweries in Bavaria, with forecasting accuracies of close to perfection leading to a much higher delivery performance to their clients
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Adding Value to Best Supply Chains in Every Industry
Adexa has the most comprehensive planning solutions in the industry. In addition to S&OP, Adexa offers S&OE (Sales and Operations Execution). The latter ensures that plans are accurate and can be implemented rather than most high level plans that are offered by S&OP vendors. Our solutions combine Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Supply Chain Planning, Demand Planning, Factory Planning and sequencing, ATP/CTP, Network Optimization, and Multi Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) all combined in Adexa’s unique architecture of unified data model. To this end, we form financial, supply and operation plans and then transform them into execution plans to ensure their accuracy. Almost all Adexa customers produce plans that are very close to perfection in the high 90%s.
For more than 2 decades we have delivered the most innovative solutions such as Attribute-based planning and intelligent self-repairing supply chain© planning technology exclusive only to Adexa. Attribute-Based Planning (APB) enables the solution to be flexible to fit any business model. After all, it is your unique process that makes you competitive in your industry. If every company used the so called “Best in Class” solutions, then the competitive edge is gone. APB also, cuts the implementation time in half and allows the solution to change with your business without having to hire IT personnel to adapt the new rules and business changes to your existing solutions as your business environment changes. All of Adexa solutions are available on the premise as well as on the cloud. In addition, we have pre-built turn-key integration packages with many ERP, MES and other enterprise software packages that are currently in use.
Our partnering philosophy is a key reason why we are able to deliver state-of-the-art supply chain and collaborative e-business planning solutions to innovative companies in every industry we serve. We work with our customers closely to understand their business pains and craft products addressing their unique requirements.