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Case Study: Inventory Mgmt.

Business Case

Leading energy company, viagra canada discount As part of their business they provide post sale services to customers on the Wind turbines. The business was separated into Parts and Services divisions. The Services division sourced the parts from Parts division through Internal requisitions. The business was facing major inventory related issues where they were not able to track to the parts consumed/used in servicing Turbines causing inventory overheads and issues with reconciliation and closing. It was very important for the business to track parts consumed by services right from the moment they left the Inventory Organization in parts to their installation on Serviced turbines.

Resolution

Provided the tagging of Parts solution to the business. Provided the ability for parts to be tagged by the service request that was created to service the turbine. The Field Service division provided the Service request created in the internal requisition while requesting for parts procurement. All inventory transaction were restricted to use the service request whenever a parts transaction occurred. So the Warehouse Inventory in parts always released parts based on the service request. All inventory transfers were tagged with the Service Request. This allowed the business to track the parts and appropriately bill the services business and maintain an appropriate inventory. Also resolved the closing and reconciliation issues.

Outcome

Business was better able to estimate parts procurement and inventory on hand. This saved the business an estimated total of 1 million dollar annually.

1) Issue: No standard program/API available to create payments.

Solution: Customized private API to create payments, buy viagra created custom forms as well.

2)  Issue: Accessing attachments from third party system using encrypted URL.

Solution: Did personalization and encryption using cypher keys

3)  Issue: Creation of employee suppliers/customers before importing of employee expense sheets.

Solution: Created two concurrent programs to create employee suppliers and employee customers.

Case Study: Oracle Purchasing

Client Profile

The client is a global leader in communications and network solutions for enterprises and homes

Scenario / Challenges Faced

The challenges faced by the client are listed as follows:

• Materials Management and Purchasing are currently spread across 12 ERP Business Unit instances thereby limiting the potential to aggregate component demand and lower inventory levels.

• No control over the purchasing processes as purchase orders are released in respective countries.

• Need to improve efficiency of Materials Management and Resources

• Unable to take advantage of purchase price from the supplier as the procurement was scattered.

To overcome these challenges and to get a global view of the data being purchased, viagra canada shop Client decided to consolidate its purchasing function and move to a single global purchasing environment. A global purchasing solution will improve buyer productivity, help achieve higher degree of control on purchasing processes, and lead to significant cost cuts. At an operational level, it will reduce inventory exposure and improve supply continuity and operational efficiency. The solution will facilitate easy redirection of materials based on the requirements from one Client site to another, check and function as a single source of information for  Client, its suppliers, Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Hubs, EMS, and freight carriers.

Client  was previously using an Oracle ERP solution to manage global purchasing. However, to get a global view of the data being purchased, Client needs to consolidate multiple ERP instances. To implement an effective global purchasing solution.

Approach / Solution 

Provided an end-to-end solution for Client that automated the global purchasing function. The automation standardized and centralized the Purchase Function, site that is, the way the company issues purchase orders, especially for same materials at multiple sites. Consolidated buy/sell harmonized the buy/sell processes for high value parts to get global price benefits, and move to second-generation automation.

The global purchasing program was split into three large projects as follows:

• Global Material Workbench (Application Development)

• Global Oracle instance data migration across all instances

• Global Buy/Sell Consolidation and Customer Dropship Solution

MRP will compute the net Demand and Release Global PO for the respective Supplier in which all the items are consolidated with respect to the Supplier. The demand from each of the site is consolidated and supply is created based on the net demand. Vendor will maintain the stock in Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) at their cost for 60 days and then the unconsumed material will be transferred to Client.  This reduces the cost of inventory maintenance.

Business Benefits / Value to Customer  

The business benefits of Global Purchasing Program are listed as follows:

• Delivers a Global Purchasing solution for Global Procurement, which improves buyer productivity, achieves a high degree of control over purchasing processes and leads to significant reduction in operating cost.

• Integrates various purchasing sites, and improves the global price negotiation, which in turn reduces the purchasing cost of the parts supplied to EMS for manufacturing.

• Is robust and compatible to deploy in other ERP instances without impediment

• Retires custom buy/sell automation, and replaces with standard Savvion automation solution as new interfaces cause decrease in complexity to the existing system.

• Streamlines purchasing function and ensures purchases are made at the right price, from the right suppliers, at the right time

• Improves supply assurance

• Improves inventory management

• Reduces operating costs and thereby improves productivity

• Reduces the number of contracts for suppliers

• Improves operational efficiency

• Lower cost and cycle-times

Measurable Benefits

The measurable benefits of Global Purchasing Program are listed as follows:

• $45M in cost savings annually

• Return on Investment (ROI) of 335%

• Inventory reduction of $220M through increased SOI and intra-Hub process improvements

• Expect actual Hub operating cost reduction = $5M per year

• Expect Purchase price variance reduction = $5M per month

Case Study: Oracle WMS

Project Objective
Warehouse consolidation in Germany & US, cialis usa rx It is a manufacturer of wireless telephone handsets, also designing and selling wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. Client’s home and broadcast network products include set-top boxes, ask digital video recorders, mobiles and network equipment used to enable video broadcasting, computer telephony and telecommunication.

By instituting the  Warehouse Management  system to improve distribution efficiency, quality, reduce costs and ultimately prepare the business for DC consolidation

Business Challenge Solution
  • The Client have 3 business Unit , which are supported by various application
  • Each Unit had their own process using own organization to carry out the processes.
  • Warehouse has more than 20,000 stock locators and needs to handle around 5000 order lines a day.
  • The as-is process required manual intervention at different phases, which results into inefficient time utilization.
  • Lack of tools to handle task prioritization, advances picking, system, quality inspections and resource capacity planning.
  • Inability to track performance backlog, zone picking management
  • Process analysis to arrive at optimal processes and implement Oracle WMS for all 3 BU
  • Streamline  the  business processes across BU
  • Integration with devices (handhelds, RF guns, Carousel, mobile printers)
  • Provided solution for automating WMS Task Load Process.
  • Label generation process for Pick, Pack and Put away process.
  • Provide a roadmap for future scalability
  • Voice picking capabilities
  • Integration with Transportation Management, ASCP

Key Oracle WMS features implemented

• System directed receipt and put-away
• Advanced Picking process, paperless dispatched tasks
• Optimized locator Capacity Utilization by task driven picking, put away
• Zone-Resource Assignment and management
• Desktop Packing Workbench, over-picking, bulk-picking
• LPN split by sales order
• Automated the Mass Data Uploads for Set up related activities, which will be re-used in other migration and Implementation project