Supply chain

Advance your supply planning capabilities

Improve planning across all supply processes, fulfilling demand targets and capacity requirements

Create an accurate foundation of data on which to perform all supply planning activities and fully integrate strategic sourcing and procurement planning, production planning, and inventory planning in a single, user-friendly platform.

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The screen shows an example of a Supplier Rating and Evaluation Dasboard built with Board

Support strategic sourcing decisions

Easily manage make or buy, off-shoring, re-shoring, and shared services decisions.

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The screen shows an example of a Sourcing Plan and Optimization built with Board
  • Easily define your sourcing strategy

    Put in place a sourcing strategy for each category, acknowledging supply market analysis, sourcing scope, policy imperatives, guidelines, and pre-qualification criteria

  • Streamline processes

    From bid submission by suppliers to contract stipulation, within a workflow-driven, collaborative environment

  • Automate bid management

    Take advantage of automatic valuation, sorting, ranking, and shortlisting of bids according to pre-uploaded criteria and key buying factors

  • Quickly conduct vendor scoring

    Exploit clustering and analytics capabilities to create supplier tiers according to codified criteria (i.e. share of spending, level of criticality, geographical coverage, and size) and to rank suppliers’ performance according to KPI’s and business targets to ensure you are getting full value from them

  • Increase the depth of your reporting

    Exploit BI capabilities for the generation of reports and dashboards on bids and key value drivers for contracts

Develop procurement planning

Generate a procurement plan within a collaborative environment across all supply chain processes.

  • Take a fully integrated approach

    Generate purchasing planning aimed at operating expenditure reduction, acknowledging demand, production, and warehouse planning

  • Augment your plans with predictive insights

    Strengthen procurement planning activities through the use of a predictive analytics engine with a machine learning approach

  • Enable real-time re-planning

    Manage purchasing re-planning cycles on a real-time basis triggered by effective inputs from supply chain processes

  • Gain instant performance insights

    Take advantage of reports and dashboards which support gap analysis between forecasted and actual figures

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The screen shows an example of a Procurement Planning Application built with Board

Improve category management

Support all category management process steps and governance allowing for SKU rationalization.

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The screen shows an example of a Product and Categories Management Application built with Board
  • Reduce complexity

    Exploit BI and analysis capabilities to correctly define spend categories and SKUs

  • Improve governance

    Exploit simulation and scenario analysis features to decide ownership and governance attribution across the Sourcing Function (i.e. regional vs global departments)

  • Utilize market intelligence

    Support market intelligence on new products, changes in product specifications, and products out of production

  • Undertake comprehensive cost analysis

    Use clustering techniques to conduct cost analysis by category

Enhance capacity & production planning

Streamline capacity & production planning from strategy to execution to properly target business goals.

  • Create a fully informed production strategy

    Put in place a production strategy in terms of volume thresholds, efficiency, productivity, and economies of scale targets compatible with business sustainability and value creation objectives

  • Manage production footprint with ease

    Support footprint definition across geographies according to outsourcing and off-shoring/re-shoring choices, taking into consideration the layout of your warehouse and supplier/customer locations

  • Increase the effectiveness of capacity & production planning

    Drive your master production schedule, matching capacity requirements within a multi-dimensional and driver-based planning process that acknowledges demand, procurement, and inventory planning

  • Look after re-planning cycles in real-time

    Manage re-planning cycles on a real-time basis triggered by effective inputs from supply chain processes

  • Detect gaps in performance

    Take advantage of reports and dashboards which support gap analysis between forecasted and actual figures

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The screen shows an example of a Production Planning Application built with Board

Modernize your inventory planning

Streamline warehousing practice through inventory planning which orchestrates the inflow and outflow of raw materials, semi-finished products, and finished products across the entire supply chain.

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The screen shows an example of an Inventory Planning Application built with Board
  • Link your inventory strategy with business goals

    Put in place an inventory strategy in terms of stock thresholds, rotation efficiency, obsolescence, and scrapping rate targets compatible with business sustainability and value creation objectives

  • Define your warehouse footprint with ease

    Support the definition of your warehouse footprint according to outsourcing choice, production footprint, and customer/supplier locations

  • Manage end-to-end inventory

    Plan inventory inflows and outflows, defining safety/buffer stock thresholds, conceiving replenishment criteria, and acknowledging demand, procurement, and capacity & production planning

  • Conduct re-planning cycles in real-time

    Manage inventory re-planning cycles on a real-time basis triggered by effective inputs from supply chain processes

  • Extract business insights from your reports

    Exploit native platform reporting features to create reports and dashboards which support gap analysis between forecasted and actual figures, relative to variables and key value drivers such as inventory flows, stock ruptures, inventory rotation, and workforce productivity

Customer success story: NEC Display Solutions

A business-wide operational planning and reporting system

Thanks to Board we were able to replace an Excel-based sales and purchasing system with a database-supported operational planning and reporting system.

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Supply Chain Control Tower

Drive visibility, monitoring & control, and proactivity along the entire corporate supply chain with an integrated approach.

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Sales & Operations Planning

Align supply & demand and integrate key operations value drivers with business and financial variables.

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Demand Planning

Enhance customer demand planning through predictive analytics capabilities within a machine learning environment.

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Supply Planning

Foster planning capabilities across procurement, production, and warehousing.

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Rough-Cut Capacity Planning

Accomplish capacity planning to meet supply planning requirements.

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