Managing your suppliers - and your bottom line
Working hand-in-hand with global manufacturers and their suppliers gives us unique insight into how best to manage complex inbound flows.
The shift to global manufacturing brings more geographically remote suppliers into the supply chain - and consequently a higher risk of unexpected costs. To prevent disruption you may have to increase inventory and working capital, which can erode the original cost saving.
Our CEVA Smart VMI solution addresses these specific issues, enabling you to protect and enhance your bottom line:
Improved working capital
This is no time to tie up money in your supply chain. Our VMI model means you delay payments for supplies until the last moment. By improving forecasting and production plans, we can also help you minimize inventory levels, releasing working capital for your new investments.
To avoid having to move inventory back up the supply chain, we work with your suppliers to plan optimum handling and transportation schedules, and use flexible resources to minimize costs.
Our systems help you avoid costly disruptions to your line-side. Ordering errors are reduced and proactive alerts enable you to resolve problems before they happen. You maintain productivity without the need for excess safety stock or expensive expedited shipments.
Real-time visibility and control
Our web-based systems give you crucial visibility so you can manage inventory levels, prevent exceptions and control costs.
Shorter lead times
Responsiveness is essential to production flexibility, so we work with your suppliers to provide just-in-time response, and manage material configuration compliance ahead of the production line, to ensure a consistent service with shorter lead times.
Tailored to your needs
You can assemble a solution to meet your specific supply chain needs from our modular, proven, best-practice building blocks. This gives you the benefits of:
- Zero Defect Start-Ups - getting every project off to a great start
- LEAN philosophy - eliminating waste, inflexibility and variability
- Global Standard Metrics - providing the measurements that help you manage effectively
- Standardized Solutions - reducing risk and increasing productivity
The CEVA Smart VMI services are grouped into two categories:
- Core services - everything you need for a basic service, with the compliance and cost-effectiveness you require.
- Extended services - optional services that complement the core services.