Supply Chain Management

Drive a resilient supply chain in the most difficult era of the 21st century so far; enable connected supply chain and distribution modeling; enable design thinking led supply chain collaboration between organizations (suppliers, distributors, and customers)

Industry experts and market analysts have been observing a dramatic shift away from traditional sequential strategy hierarchies.   Supply chains and the process of supply chain management are no longer a linear set of activities starting from vision to execution. With the advent of Industry 4.0 technologies, widespread data availability, and increasingly sophisticated data analytics, what used to be a linear process has since become an interconnected, iterative, and cyclical network of practices.

This industrial shift combined with the many uncertainties brought on by the year 2020 (the pandemic) has made it clear that in order to survive and thrive in this new reality, organizations have to reimagine their supply chains. There’s an acute/immediate need for not just process improvement but also built-in preparedness for the future.

Our flagship product – AmploFly4.0TM offers a single platform that accepts outside-in data as well as systems data from all stakeholders and collaborators in the ecosystem, outperforming human comprehension.

It comprises 5 modules and offers data-enabled visibility, competitive awareness, and measurable control. AI/ML algorithms are invoked for industry benchmarking, causal studies, pain point recommendations, and mockups for digital twinning. It fosters an ecosystem of connected products, operations, data, and an experience focused on artificial intelligence, enabling a cognitive and transparent value chain.

Amplo Global offers many business modeling frameworks to define your problems well to deliver robust supply chain 4.0

Here are some ways in which AmploFly4.0TM delivers value through improved Supply Chain Management:

  • Evaluate capabilities compared to the industry and highlight areas of improvement through process decomposition to identify specific stakeholder needs.
  • Establish and monitor KPIs to channel precious resources toward specific pain points, minimizing unnecessary expenditure.
  • Dissolve internal silos by facilitating the flow of data across the company to improve collaboration & communication.
  • Utilize real-time data and AI to identify potential disruptions and ensure process continuity.
  • Solve business problems using Design Thinking to deliver innovative project implementation and product delivery.

Our product breaks down supply chain management into its core components: Change Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Agile Program Management, and Earned Value Management. AmploFly 4.0 can be leveraged to analyze and strategize the capability of the organization and eliminate inefficiencies through the use of data and Design Thinking to generate useful and actionable insights.

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Supply Chain Use Case I

A large healthcare provider looked to improve their cash flow and their 340B compliance

Situation

The company’s pharmacy team lacked the bandwidth and tools needed to effectively monitor the performance of its site-based teams and purchasing partners. Over the past few years, it had launched a number of programs aimed at closing this gap with inconsistent results. They were confident that optimizing their medication acquisition monitoring process would help reduce the cost of service from their wholesaler while increasing opportunities for tier pricing reduction. The company was also seeking potential savings through the optimization provided by class of trade purchasing and improved tracking and 340B compliance.

Contributing Factors

Processes, all conducted manually, were disparate. KPIs were not set correctly. No tracking of inventory sources existed. Their business model lacked integration between the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy.

Challenges

The organization was struggling to manage 340B compliant inventory movement and, in turn, the cost of their pharmacy supply chain. Also, ineffective management of their pharmacy integration with corporate hospital groups was resulting in critical cost and revenue leakage.

Modularized Solution from Amplo Global Inc.

An AmploFly4.0 TM -led transformation streamlined the pharmacy supply chain, enhancing company profitability and the overall patient experience. That transformation first focused on planning, procuring, storing, moving and paying for goods and services more efficiently. With increasing sophistication, the focus shifted to increasing effectiveness and responsiveness.

Additional Benefits

As a result of the AmploFly4.0 TM journey, a new framework was developed to maximize existing technology and automate repetitive and mechanical tasks. The creation of a Balanced Scorecard for measuring and tracking KPIs for employees increased efficiency and improved productiveness. User experience scoring confirmed employee satisfaction.

Supply Chain Use Case II

A manufacturing leader sought greater quality control and measurable improvement in Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Situation

The manufacturing and digital team of a global industrial goods producer recognized
that a defined strategy would lead to improving overall equipment efficiency. They
identified the need to monitor assets and processes in real-time in order to leverage
the resulting all-important real time analytics.

Contributing Factors

A lack of digital connectivity (process, people, platform and machine) within their manufacturing processes as well as an unacceptable level of documentation management clearly were inhibiting progress. There was also limited detailed workflow analysis as well as no clear identification of the levers that yielded the biggest value impact.

Challenges

All 45 stores required to have a modularity in construction to have TAT of 4 weeks at site post agreement sign off irrespective of any location, any size and any profile. Additionally, predictions were to launch 500 stores in 3 years and were needed to be digitally connected to enable daily updates of progress.

Modularized Solution from Amplo Global Inc.

The organization’s processes were analyzed and scored as part of AmpMarking. Engaging the FPM (Function Process Matrix) and Performance Measuring helped to identify the processes that would generate the biggest impact. Equipment processes and downtime management were selected for digitization. That approach helped the company realize previously lost potential, improving the OEE from 60% to 63% and growing the plant’s profits by 35%.

Additional Benefits

The organization is now considering a potential application to other underperforming areas related to their supply chain and usage of working capital.

Green IT and Data

We can easily claim that our Green procurement programs can reduce expenditure and waste; increase resource efficiency; and influence production, markets, prices, available services and organisational behaviour. Also known as green or environmental
purchasing, green procurement compares price, technology, quality and the environmental impact of the product, service or contract.

Green is In

Green sourcing can also assist organisations in meeting multi-lateral requirements and guidelines which International Standards Organisation and other bodies have established. After reviewing current purchasing practices and policies of an organization along with life cycle assessment of the environmental impacts, the outcome is a regularly reviewed. Our “Green” services utilise fewer resources, are designed to last longer and minimise their impact on the environment from cradle to grave.

Green Infra

Investing in green infrastructure comes armed with many social, economic and environmental benefits, for water storage, purification and flood prevention, cooling urban heat islands, improved health, well-being and access to nature for people, as well as space and habitat for wildlife. Our strategies can incorporate both the natural environment and engineered systems to provide clean water, conserve ecosystem values and functions, and provide a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife.

Go green with our envious solutions

Our green infrastructure solutions can be applied on different scales, from the building level, to the broader landscape level. On the local level, green infrastructure practices include rain gardens, permeable pavements, green roofs, infiltration planters, trees and rainwater harvesting systems. On a larger scale, it impacts the preservation and restoration of natural landscapes like forests, floodplains and wetlands. Our Green infrastructure strategies will boost a company’s economy, enhance community health and safety, and provide recreation, wildlife, and other benefits.

Green Sourcing

As all companies are notching up their climate commitment game, their ambitions to source materials are also soaring! Be it green steel, recycled aluminum, or recycled plastic—that have lower emissions intensity than their conventional equivalents, production capacity for many pf these low-emissions materials, appears to fall far short of future demand.

Our strategies hence suggest that for supply chain decarbonization, companies should first understand both the emissions generated during the manufacturing of all the components and materials they now procure and their exposures to supply, demand, and price volatility for these inputs. We believe that charting a sourcing strategy to cut emissions spans over multiple time frames.

Green Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Integrating sustainable environmental processes into the traditional supply chain, like supplier selection and purchasing material, product design, product manufacturing and assembling, distribution and end-of-life management, our green supply chain involves value creation through the operations of whole chain. Though reducing air, water and waste pollution is the main goal, but it also enhances
the firms’ performance in terms of less waste manufacturing, reuse and recycling of products, reduction in manufacturing costs, greater efficiency of assets, positive image building, and greater customer satisfaction.

As you demand, so we supply

By implementing Green supply chain, the applications of the key sustainable development strategy outstand. Our module emphasizes how green practices can be adopted in firms to mitigate the environmental degradations and increase the economic and operational performance. We help our clients incorporate Green practices in supply chain management like:

Green material sourcing
Green marketing
Green management
Green distribution and warehousing
Green manufacturing
Ecological design
Green transportation and reverse logistics
Renewable energy and biofuels Introducing green thought to hone your supply chains can help you save the environment and create a healthier bottom line. It is not just the ethical thing to do but also financially rewarding for the business.

Benchmarking

With the prioritization of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and the intense focus on climate change, Benchmarking has become a must to establish baselines, define industry best practices, identify risks and opportunities, and create a competitive environment within an organization. Our process can yield valuable data that helps companies evaluate and prioritize improvement opportunities, as well as, support lifecycle assessments and disclosure requirements.

Our competitive benchmarking can help determine whether or not the sustainability strategies are effective, provide recommendations for closing potential gaps, and assess the business value to be gained by addressing those gaps. Our process also provides a guidepost, so stakeholders, investors, customers, and industry peers have access to meaningful, standardized industry comparisons.

Materiality and Maturity Assessment

Our materiality and maturity assessment is best used as a strategic business tool that can benefit if applied as a sustainability lens to business risk, opportunity, trend-spotting and enterprise risk management processes. Rather than creating a separate one, our inclusive materiality process, can deliver valuable benefits, such as:

  • Ensuring business strategy takes account of significant social and environmental topics
  • Management of sustainability issues is embedded in wider business processes
  • Identifying trends on the horizon, such as water scarcity or changing weather patterns that could significantly impact a company’s value
  • Enabling different functions of the business to develop new products or services and stay ahead of competitors
  • Highlighting areas that are important but not currently addressed