World class supply chain management (SCM) reduces barriers between suppliers, manufacturers and customers to create a seamless integrated supply chain involving all operational units. Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) is fundamental to meeting that goal.
First generation SCM was based on logistics management coupled with purchasing programs that focused on cheapest price. Now, state of the art SCM integrates process and performance management with logistics and purchasing that focuses on performance, collaboration and value. Whether dealing with a pharmaceutical CMO or a contract assembler, SCM-wide collaboration helps detect problems, conduct analyses & resolve issues as early as possible in the value chain.
The primary SCM goal is to move the highest quality goods through the supply chain with as quickly as possible. Each part needs to cooperate on managing supply chain performance and improving:
- Cycle time reduction
- Logistics performance
- Quality/performance issues
- Transaction error rates
- Product quality and compliance issues
It is quickly apparent that silos within the company and the extended supply chain result in poorly shared strategies and data across supply chain functions. EMI based manufacturing collaboration systems blast through these barriers and bring together experts from all parts of the value chain to forge solutions.
For the thousands of parts and products involved, EMI’s ability to access all operational databases and aggregate large volumes of data gives each person the role specific information needed to collaborate with other experts across the value stream and make the right decisions. EMI and manufacturing collaboration are the high leverage methods to increase value within the company and supply chain.
On September 25 join Mark Gavoor, Managing Director of CR-Supply Chain Consulting ,to discuss the impact of collaboration on effective SCM. Mr. Gavoor is an experienced supply chain and quality management executive and practitioner, and has been VP Supply Chain at Sanford NA (Rubbermaid) and Director of Customer Service and Logistics for Colgate-Palmolive.