ALOER: Infor Supply Chain morning and exclusive testimony from Alcatel OneTouch

Exclusive testimony from Alcatel OneTouch

The inte­grat­ed col­lab­o­ra­tive plan­ning and the key-steps of the imple­men­ta­tion of a Sup­ply Chain project were the com­mon thread of the March 13 con­fer­ence in Paris, with in the end Alca­tel OneTouch’s exclu­sive testimony.

The most prof­itable busi­ness­es are those that devel­oped their capac­i­ty to antic­i­pate change effi­cient­ly. They push for­ward their logis­tics strat­e­gy by dis­trib­ut­ing even­ly their oper­a­tional, com­mer­cial and finan­cial objec­tives (The Gart­ner Sup­ply Chain Top 25 for 2013).

In all indus­try sec­tors, the man­age­ment issue is more than ever at the heart of the con­cerns. What­ev­er the hori­zon is (strate­gic, tac­ti­cal or oper­a­tional), the activ­i­ty man­agers must choose very quick­ly between sev­er­al options and arbi­trate and make decisions.

How to take up new challenges with innovative solutions?

By shar­ing the thoughts and expe­ri­ences of our clients, we have tried in one morn­ing to answer your numer­ous ques­tions on how to take up these new chal­lenges, with inno­v­a­tive solutions:

  • Fore­cast ver­sus sup­ply of provisions!

 • How to man­age shortage?

 • Keep­ing an opti­mal shelf life for the end client

• Temps  de cycle de déci­sion supérieur  au cycle de revue du plan

 Decision leadtime longer than plan review leadtime

  • How to main­tain my mar­gin in spite of the pres­sure from large retailers?
  • How to reduce oper­at­ing costs with­out impact­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty? How to nego­ti­ate the growth expect­ed for next year while min­i­miz­ing investment?
  • Is it bet­ter to store or to accept shortage?
  • How will launch­ing a new prod­uct impact the cur­rent range?
  • Is it bet­ter to increase the capac­i­ty of a fac­to­ry, use anoth­er one, or subcontract?
  • S&OP : col­lab­o­ra­tive  and centralized?
  • S&OP : process­es, a method, a tool?