Today’s food and consumer goods industries face tough challenges of volatile commodity prices, collaborative supply chain networks, and corporate social responsibility. The chief solution, SCA Planner, offers a bold new cross-functional approach adding critical dimensions of market volatility and network dependence into buying decisions. SCA Planner Suite consists of three integrated modules, SCA Analyzer provides costs visibility and supports tradeoff analysis, automating procedures for budget creation and streamlining the planning by central budget process; SCA Maximizer gives the ability to evaluate and plan pricing and timings of price changes, ensures greater integration and productivity between purchases, finances, and also provides visibility into product supplier and DC cost details; SCA Optimizer delivers powerful ability to model operation costs at a detailed level so that it helps in identifying the underlying drivers of sourcing costs. On the whole, SCA Planner Suite optimizes suppliers, locations, and materials and maximizes the margins.
Along with SCA Planner Suite, the company provides supply chain strategy services that support customers to collect, analyze, and run optimized solutions.
In one of the occasions, Global Foodservice Retailer’s team was using Excel models, e-Sourcing tools and ad-hoc reports for price, budget, and Key Performance Indicators, but found inconsistent data across regions, limited manual processes, fragmented supply chains, difficulty in monitoring budgeted costs and lack of visibilities to cost reduction opportunities. The client intended to engage SCA to facilitate design, development, and implementation of new category management business processes. The team deployed SCA Planner in a phased process to provide predictable, competitive pricing, robust supplier benchmarking and budgeting, and end-to-end sourcing optimization. The Planner managed to reduce their critical time decisions from weeks to hours and also helped in bringing down costs by saving up to $5millions in operating capital and financing costs.
Going forward, SCA Technologies will continue to leverage the innovative solutions that combine patented optimization models with repeatable, user-specific workflows. “We will create forecast-driven projections that provide visibility to cost variances and help make sourcing and pricing decisions in real-time,” concludes Sarthi.
Our solutions are designed to address the toughest challenges in volatile commodity prices, collaborative supply chain networks that meet today’s food and consumer goods industries