No company can accept the costs of inefficient in-house supply chain organization. However, in some cases the customers individual production areas are insufficiently coordinated. The consequence are material differences and unnecessary stock holding. In most cases where material re-supply and replenishment is needed, long queue and waiting times are the result.
The individual production areas act as silos with very little possibilities to align their jobs. In case material is missing, replenishment is ordered on demand and on an adhoc basis, with unsufficient tool support.
The tools in use include paper, phones and email. Realtime communication is not supported thus leading to long queue and waiting times.
With paper-based or phone-based resupply processes, orders can only be placed on an ad-hoc basis. Detailed information about waiting times is not collected. A detailed analysis is not possible due to a lack of performance transparency.
The operation manager can improve the in-house supply chain management by using the WORKERBASE solution. The resupply workflow can be transformed into a fully digital solution running on the Workerbase Smartwatch. Each worker gets a personal device with the ability to order resupply.
The solution enables real-time material provision to avoid long queue and wait times and shortens the total lead time.
Our supply chain application can be put into use in a matter of days including integration of data from your existing systems. Contact us to discuss how we can improve your supply chain workflows.