To meet the changing needs of the market place in today’s New Normal, organizations require supply chains that provide demand visibility and are responsive and have the agility to cope with changes caused by supply variations and demand distortion. More and more supply chain professionals are moving towards easy to use cloud applications that provide specialization and reduce the cost of IT and associated support. In a recent article in Supply Chain 24/7, Oracle discussed their theory on why supply chain leaders are migrating to cloud applications and software.
What Needs to Change; DDMRP is The Solution
In the Supply Chain 24/7 article, the writer discusses that current on-premise and legacy systems are simply not up to the job anymore. At High Impact we would agree, however, we would also suggest it is not just the system infrastructure that is not up to the job. The methodologies used by these traditional applications are no longer fit to operate in today’s New Normal where forecasts have gotten worse, supply chain complexity has increased, customer tolerance has decreased and inventory has become a major priority. The parameters of this “new normal” mean that any change or delay is simply amplified through the routing of the product structure resulting in demand distortion and supply disruption through the entire network.
Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) combines some of the relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the DFT and variability reduction through the incorporation of Six Sigma. DDMRP provides companies with the operational planning and execution tools to revolutionize their supply chains, right-sizing inventory at strategic locations throughout the entire supply network while dampening supply chain volatilities at the same time. These strategic inventories decouple the entire supply network and absorb inherent variabilities and volatilities enabling visibility, control, responsiveness, and agility.
Key Characteristics of Cloud-Based Solutions
In the Supply Chain 24/7 article key characteristics of cloud-based supply chain solution:
- Ease of Use
- Completeness & Connectivity
- Cost Efficiency
- Fast, Flexible & Safe Deployment
TheONE DDMRP is a cloud-based supply chain management application that provides specialty services for organizations wishing to create a Demand Driven supply chain. TheONE DDMRP provides the capability to for Demand Driven planning, scheduling, and execution of the entire supply chain network; from end-users and distribution to manufacturing and multi-tiered suppliers. It is a Multi-Echelon Material and Inventory Planning and Execution system that dynamically sizes and adapts supply networks and production systems through sensing changes in actual demand patterns and supply responsiveness. Inventory is seen as strategic and decouples the entire supply network to absorb inherent supply chain variabilities and demand volatility enabling visibility, control, responsiveness, and agility.
Other than a full complement of Demand Driven MRP functionality, TheONE DDMRP is a cloud application that aligns with the key characteristics outlined by Oracle, without the cost of an Oracle system:
TheONE DDMRP offers significant scalability as the expansion of a company’s supply chain requires. TheONE DDMRP is a multi-echelon material and inventory planning and execution system that dynamically sizes and adapts supply networks and production systems through sensing changes in actual demand patterns and supply responsiveness.
Ease of Use
TheONE DDMRP being cloud-based eliminates all the IT system management requirements. Maintenance and upgrades are all performed by TheONE Support Team. TheONE DDMRP has also been specifically “designed by users for users”. In doing so, most planners and buyers can learn and navigate through the application in less than a day. Analytics and information presented to eliminate the need for supply chain professionals to run various excel scenarios and a need to second-guess the recommendations being made.
Completeness and Connectivity
As a cloud-based application, TheONE DDMRP offers full integration and connectivity with any IT systems, even those legacy systems. Such integration completeness allows TheONE DDMRP to offer real-time supply chain requirements that enable productivity, flexibility, agility and responsiveness in the supply chain.
TheONE DDMRP provides significant Demand Driven supply chain benefits at a low annual cost and even more significantly low start-up costs and all upgrades are covered in the annual subscription cost. This eliminates the need for organizations to have high overhead costs and a need for capital outlay. The use of TheONE DDMRP will reduce costs and improve overall processing timelines
The security of our customer’s supply chain data is critical to us. TheONE DDMRP provides secure communication using https that encrypts any data during transmission between server and browser. Also, we have the ability to encrypt the data at rest (if anyone physically stole the database files, they couldn’t be used). For data in transit, we use industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and our data centers, and within the data centers themselves. Our data center meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as HIPAA, SOC 1, SOC 2 and PCI.
Fast, Flexible & Safe Deployment
Deployment of TheONE enables companies to quickly get up and running with extreme flexibility. The deployment can be organized to as a “phased-in approach” enabling individual inventory location or plant locations to be added as a time suitable to the company. Alternatively, TheONE DDMRP can be deployed in a full-scale deployment. The flexible approach offered form this cloud-based application provides significant value and enables a company to build a fully integrated supply chain.
DDMRP Demand Driven Insights
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