Managing a Connected Supply Chain – Key Imperatives & Considerations at Automotive Logistics, September 2013

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Supply chains continue to become more complex, globally distributed and volatile. Whether it is demand variability, fulfillment risks, natural calamities or commodities shortages, the traditional siloed approaches are inadequate for managing end to end supply chains. The speaker will examine some of the key imperatives for end to end visibility, alignment and synchronization and discuss practical considerations as automotive companies launch supply chain transformation initiatives.

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Managing a Connected Supply Chain – Key Imperatives & Considerations at Automotive Logistics, September 2013

  1. 1. Know Sooner. Act Faster. Managing a Connected Supply Chain Key Imperatives & Considerations Aamer Rehman – VP, Industry Strategy & Solutions Automotive Logistics Conference - 2013
  2. 2. 2 Copyright © 2013 Kinaxis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Complexity in Automotive Supply Chain Driving Visibility & Alignment & Synchronization Challenges Supply Demand External Factors: • Supplier Consolidation • Capital Investments • Imbalance Growth Internal Factors: • Global Vehicle Platforms • Components Commonality • Supply Chain Risk
  3. 3. 3 Copyright © 2013 Kinaxis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Complexity in Automotive Supply Chain Legacy Supply Chain Management is Inadequate • Incomplete Representation of Supply Chain • Large Amount of Data Spread Across Functional Silos / Applications • Slow Response to Changes Due to Long Planning Cycles and Decision Latency • Lack of understanding of “Capability to Fulfill” given demand & supply volatility
  4. 4. 4 Copyright © 2013 Kinaxis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Five Common Traits for Supply Chain Management Leadership Data: an agreed-upon set of facts to enable fast decisions Capabilities: talented planners with the right profile and skill set Strategies: prioritize the right components and place bets with good judgment Extended collaboration: process to manage risk across company boundaries Decision Making: clarifying the ultimate arbiter of cross functional decisions
  5. 5. 5 Copyright © 2013 Kinaxis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Running head Paradigm Change in Technology is Needed to Achieve Supply Chain Visibility, Alignment & Synchronization Global representation of multi-tiered supply chain to view and align demand requirements and supply constraints across platforms / Tiers Full Feature-BOM representation to model large number of options and associated components, end of life and product transitions Multiple full scale what-if scenarios in minutes and provide collaboration with right stakeholders to conduct operational tradeoffs Scalability & Speed Eliminate decision latency inherent with large order volumes, number of constraints and components, functional silos and planning systems Single data layer to enable quick decision support across any level of detail across regions, divisions, planning horizons and tiers Technological ImperativesKey Challenges Supply Chain Visibility & Flexibility Supply Consolidation & Availability Information Integrity What-If Simulation & Trade-Offs
  6. 6. 6 Copyright © 2013 Kinaxis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Global Capacity Planning & Constraint Management Alignment Across Planning Timeframes Supply Chain Risk Identification & Consequence Evaluation Global Cross- Functional Continuous S&OP Corporate Competencies Required for A Fully Functional Connected Supply Chain Kinaxis provides unique capabilities to align and synchronize multi-tiered supply chains

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