Supply chain and manufacturing:
Focus on three “Vs” to improve manufacturing supply chain management
Visibility, variability and velocity.
Focusing on these three factors is key to increasing the effectiveness of any company’s supply chain. Unfortunately, many aerospace and defence manufacturers may not realize they have a problem in these areas if they don’t have the ability to access and analyse the right information or a reluctance to change current business practices.
Visibility and variability problems can have serious ramifications on a company or a program’s supply chain.
- A lack of “visibility” to program demand (at all levels of the program) can result in high inventory levels which interfere with true demand-flow manufacturing, or low inventory velocity, which masks upstream/downstream performance issues.
- A lack of “material” visibility and event management can lead to an inability to respond to urgent customer requests, which can negatively impact consumer satisfaction and increase program costs.
- High “variability” in product development and engineering changes beyond the baseline may also require high variability in engineering, product and manufacturing capabilities, leading to increased life-cycle costs for programs.
- A lack of “velocity” can impact a company’s ability to make and implement quick yet strategic decisions.
Turn your supply chain into an engine for profit with end-to-end supply chain solutions for industrial manufacturing
In today’s high-stakes manufacturing environment, unexpected issues with quality, efficiency, or supply chain interruptions can disrupt the smooth flow of your business, especially if you rely on a diverse supplier base. That’s where NWCC group can help.
Partnering with some of the world’s leading manufacturers in sectors ranging from manufacturing of advanced mobile phones/ tablets to industrial machinery and HVAC, NWCC understands that LEAN manufacturing and just-in-time delivery are keys to success and we have the track record to prove it.
NWCC can help you streamline your operations, achieve your financial targets and deliver a consistent level of quality and customer service.
Supply Chain advanced ERP Software for visibility
Improve your supply chain visibility and flex with shifts in demand
As supply chains grow more complex, how do you orchestrate the movement of goods and materials with precision and agility? NWCC’s supply chain ERP solutions combines logistics, engineering, deep expertise, and technology, providing a total network solution that lets you dynamically plan, procure, execute and streamline product movements as demand and market conditions change.
End-to-end supply chain visibility and supply chain control
Wondering where a specific part, product or SKU is in its journey through the supply chain? NWCC customised ERP solution provides visibility to in-transit inventory to the part or SKU level. With access to up-to-the-minute intelligence, you can make real-time adjustments to delivery schedules and locations, reduce buffer inventories and deliver the right service levels at the lowest cost. The result? Dramatically reduced cycle times, inventory and operating costs.
A total supply chain network approach
Looking to streamline your entire supply chain? NWCC will work with you to design and re-engineer your network and then oversee all aspects of execution and operation, including network design services.
We’ll evaluate your network, using total landed cost analysis to identify optimal sourcing and delivery locations as well as distribution facilities, cross docks, fleet tracking and routing. NWCC’s suite of integrated logistics solutions provides the end-to-end solution you need to optimize inventory levels, increase value, speed goods to market and reduce network failures, compliance penalties and costs.
Inbound Material Flow
Inbound supply chain management and product flow expertise
How efficient is your inbound supply chain management system? Do materials from suppliers arrive at your facilities on time? The efficient flow of inbound materials through your supply chain can have a significant impact on productivity, integrity, precision and performance of your finished products.
NWCC’s inbound supply chain management of manufacturing material’s harnesses, LEAN practices and our expertise in logistics and material flow management to keep your assembly line running smoothly. We’ll help you design and engineer a state-of-the-art inbound product flow that gives you the flexibility to enhance or implement Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing.
You’ll benefit from improved visibility and control of your entire network, fewer expedited deliveries and exception documentation and analysis to support continuous improvement.
From suppliers to material flow centres
NWCC manages and monitors your incoming supplier activities based on your products or materials requirement. We’ll streamline the flow of materials from suppliers to your facility and look for efficiencies to help you save time and reduce costs.
From material flow centres to manufacturing or assembly facilities
NWCC can manage the flow of materials to your manufacturing or assembly facilities, providing the right quantities of the right materials just-in-time for use. By pre-planning shipments, you can use valuable space for production instead of storage.
The services you need to streamline for smooth operations with carriers
Are you sure the rates you’re negotiating with carriers are as favourable as possible? Are you using the most effective routes or modes of transportation to move goods? Do you have the control you need to proactively optimize your transportation network?
With NWCC’s transportation management solution, you have the visibility you need to improve efficiency across every mode of transportation, drive more value from your transportation partners and take control of your entire logistics operation.
We provide insight, management expertise, purchasing power, network engineering and standard operating practices to help you optimize resources, execute with excellence and continuously improve performance while keeping costs low and customer service high. From planning, procurement and execution to management of your transportation network, NWCC can help you reduce transportation management system costs and improve service levels.
Are you struggling to find a right balance of use between your fleet and common carriers?
NWCC advances fully integrated ERP software can help optimize your network and cut costs.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can cut cost while improving the Supply Chain efficiency please feel free to write to us query form and our experts would get in touch with you for free advice.