From the American Metal Markets website: http://www.amm.com/Magazine.html
“Supply Dynamics has developed SDX 8.0 a web-based, multi-enterprise platform that translates product and/or part-level demand into detailed raw material requirements. This enables an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and its supply partners to gain visibility into the raw materials being purchased by its manufacturing sites and outside part manufacturers. It also allows the OEM the ability to proactively monitor in “closed loop” fashion, the timely purchase and supply of materials throughout the extended supply chain. Providing something traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have never fully delivered on, SDX allows information about common raw material demand to be leveraged for the benefit of all stakeholders – the OEM, its part manufacturers, and the mills and service centers selected to supply consolidated raw material requirements. This enables the OEM to operate its extended raw material supply chain as an extension of itself – as an “extended enterprise” and to reduce the operational risks and costs for all parties, especially the service centers and mills. Two underlying technologies developed by Supply Dynamics enable what has come to be known in the industry as “Material Demand Aggregation” (MDA). The first is Part Attribute Characterization (PAC) – a software-enabled service in which part attributes such as raw material form, grade, specification and manufacturing blank size are cost-effectively derived from an OEM’s engineering drawings and related documentation. The second is Supply Dynamics’ multi-enterprise hosted software, SDX 8.0. SDX was specifically developed to enable management of the raw material extended enterprise. It facilitates the process of keeping all the raw material data up to date and accurate over time. It makes that data available appropriately to all of the stakeholders in the extended enterprise, so that they can make the best possible decisions in order to synchronize their activities. Synchronizing supply and demand signals in this manner differs from traditional “Right to Buy Contracts”, which often lack any enforcement mechanism and tend to leave mills and distributors holding the proverbial bag if forecasted volumes do not materialize.”
The Awards will be announced and presented June 9, 2015 in New York City.
About Supply Dynamics: Supply Dynamics LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and works with leading Fortune 1000 Global Manufacturing ‘OEM’-Brand Owners that are committed to pro-actively extending their influence and control throughout their Supply Environment. We provide technology, processes & solutions designed specifically to address the challenges of managing sourcing, procurement and supply chain complexity in highly distributed manufacturing environments.
Supply Dynamics is a member of O’Neal Industries, the largest family-owned metals service center in the U.S. with sales of approximately $2.66 billion in 2014. O’Neal Industries is headquartered in Birmingham, AL and has more than 90 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about O’Neal Industries, visit www.onealind.com.
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