Lengthening order to cash cycle times, extending supply chains carrying hidden costs, significant changes in lifestyles and shopper’s behaviours all mean new complexities for Consumer Goods, Retail and Manufacturing organisations alike.
Consumer Goods, Retail and Manufacturing industries are also moving towards a more automated, agile and ultimately more efficient operations with the use of mobile and cloud computing. Products and machines can exchange information autonomously. With the Industry 4.0 revolution well and truly underway production will be more individual, more flexible and faster. To remain competitive, it will be important for companies to tap the potential of technological improvements and reap the benefits of a fully automated and integrated supply chain.
Performance management is embedded in the solution rather than being separate. A range of KPI and Exception Dashboards identify issues with accurate and timely information; allowing the planners to navigate to the issue, understand the root cause and apply the best planning scenario based on a clear understanding of the implications of these decisions on both operational and financial KPI’s. While planning, multiple what-if alternatives can be assessed considering variables such as new customer orders/enquiries, promotions, capacity constraints, material availability, as well as the impact on profitability and margins to determine the best trade-offs. Analysis can be carried out on multiple attributes, hierarchies and dimensions.
The sofco suite of products are built on the latest Microsoft and HTML 5.0 Technology, Machine Learning provides enhanced User Experience and Planning Insights, and thanks to the multi device user interfaces backed by powerful algorithms, the suite of products are easily adopted by users. The sofco suite can be deployed in cloud based, hosted or on premise options depending upon your business priorities.
Our methodology provides a disciplined approach for our projects, a best practice based template starting point, and a full set of documentation to ensure an efficient and successful project with an exact fit for each and every customer. Implementation times are reduced leading to lower costs to accrue benefits faster.
We serve leading global organisations including manufacturers and distributors of many household brands as well as industrial, other manufactured goods and retail sectors. The sofco suite provides an End-to-End Planning and Supply Chain Visibility solution which fully supports 'Operational Analytics' including 'What If' scenario based planning and supply chain financial view. Our customers have seen significant benefits from reduction in inventory, reduction in stock-outs for fast-moving goods, increased product availability and a reduction in working capital.