b2wise supports the transformation of many local and global supply chains and enabling them to gain competitive advantage.
Our DDMRP project was not just a supply chain or IT project. It was a project the mobilised the entire enterprise from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Thanks to b2wise's DDMRP solution our commercial and purchase teams are starting to understand the complexities and the competitive advantage our supply chain can give us.
Protea Chemicals was an early adopter of DDMRP and in working with B2Wise, we have truly unleashed the power of planning throughout the organisation
We reduced MOQ by half, inventory by 20%, lead time by 43% and broke down many departmental silos! We were so proud to win King of the Supply Chain in France.
b2wise don't just offer a software solution. They genuinely partner with their clients! They are invested and committed to seeing the DDMRP model successfully implemented in order to ensure lasting change and success in the inventory management and planning environments of their clients.
Manufacturers have the longest lead time, suffer the highest degree of variability and are being penalized if they don't meet the OTIF standards of their customer.
Distributors are caught in the middle. They constantly try to appease their customers while relying heavier upon manufacturers where all of the risk pools.
Retailers are having to deal with rapidly changing market trends that enable the consumer to access products in ever increasing ways. This makes price and availability key.
After 4 attempts with a variety of forecasting/APS solutions spanning almost 2 decades, Protea Chemicals never really felt in control despite continued efforts to ‘improve the forecast’ and ‘optimize the safety stocks’ across their network. Then 1 year after implementing DDMRP service level had soared whilst inventory levels plummeted leaving many wondering if the inventory had been stolen as they stared at the vast empty spaces in their warehouses.
Air Liquide Healthcare hardgoods business faced bad customer service despite investing heavily in inventory. However, within 3 months the DDMRP operating model had improved their service by over 12 points and stabilized their OTIF. By providing over 100 suppliers with a clear signal of requirements they are now able to respond quicker to the market with less inventory
Our first customer will always be special. Before adopting DDMRP, service levels were not where the company needed them to be. Planners were scrambling to chase orders, inventory and material availability. Production focused on OEE and the competitors frequently outperformed them. The results and awards (King of Supply Chain in France 2018) speak for themselves, but the way DDMRP alleviated stress and united the company was special.
When your products help people detect and initiate treatment for life threatening illnesses, your service levels need to be flawless and the global response from your supply chain needs to be lightning fast. So, when the DDMRP operating model enabled you to reduce your inventory levels by more than 30% while at the same time improving your time to market by 60%; it is not that a difficult decision to roll DDMRP out globally!