Both suppliers and manufacturers today have limited visibility to the entire supplier network. Opportunities for consolidation of shipments in transit are lost or limited at best.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of this use case is to eliminate the need for additional distribution centers. Increased specialization leads to improved quality control and reduced lead times. With improved visibility throughout the entire network, the timing and location of deliveries can also be more efficiently managed and optimized.
Cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, connectivity services, and transportation management systems (TMS)
Use Case Summary
Suppliers or groups of suppliers assemble portions of a finished goods. Suppliers consolidate shipments to OEMs to then more quickly assemble into finished goods. Manufacturers take receipt of fully assembled sections of a finished product.