Managing a complex multi-tiered global manufacturing and distribution network
Hach was facing several challenges with a multi-tiered, cross-continent manufacturing and distribution network. Apart from the complexities posed by a fragmented supply chain, the company had to ensure country-specific Globally Harmonized System (GHS) compliance of over 28,000 products. Disparate processes and systems led to convoluted sourcing patterns, hampering demand prioritization and fulfilment. Lack of network visibility and agile decision-making, siloed sales, finance and supply chain functions, and a reactive process gave way to poor forecast accuracy, excess inventory and high carrying costs. The client wanted to implement a global planning solution to consolidate its supply chain.
TCS drives agility and scalability leveraging Oracle cloud and Transformation Delivery Methodology (TDM)
TCS adopted a workshop-driven approach to understand the supply chain and products, and enable common design consideration and process standardization. Creating a multi-dimensional data model across product, customer, geography, channel and work center hierarchies,
. Planning process orchestration enabled business scenario planning, performance review mechanism, dynamic demand management and role-based simulation capabilities. Advanced and intuitive planning capabilities helped monitor and improve demand and supply planning KPIs, enabled multi-model forecasting and exception-based planning to make the supply chain customer centric and responsive. TCS expedited change adoption by bringing in education, documentation and hands-on experience that helped the client ease into the digital day-in-life of a planner and enabled smooth onboarding of newer planners. TCS executed the project by adopting the cloud transformation methodology and the program was governed through a visual project management process.