Whether it’s the fast-paced world of high-tech logistics or the inflexible timelines of machinery, whether you are an OEM or a First Tier Manufacturer, there are some important common challenges of the global discrete manufacturing industry that call for a digital solution.
Among these common challenges are complex, global supply chains from production to assembly to after services and returns as well as the shift from forecast-driven to demand-driven production and its requirements on smooth processes and fast delivery. Other factors like numerous supply chain partners, advanced products requiring hundreds of parts to be at the right place at the right time and cost pressure increase the demand for optimized and lean supply chains that are able to react flexibly to fluctuating demands, changing regulations and new ways of production.
Whether you manage an Engineer to Order, Make to Order or Make to Stock supply chain, close collaboration with your international supply chain partners, customs integration, visibility into your transportation chain including forecasts of shortages or delays, as well as easy automated freight costs management are key.
React quickly and adequately to changed production plans or consumer demands by leveraging transport software to digitalize the supply chain process. A crucial part of this is the deployment of a cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS).