Single ‘System of Truth’ supports multiple work streams

One of the unique benefits of SDX™8.0 is that it supports multiple work streams and adjacent cost reduction initiatives.  For the first time, authorized users from different disciplines are presented with a common view to the Extended Bills of Resource that they can interrogate to identify cost reduction opportunities and systematically collaborate with stakeholders throughout their supply network

Powerful and intuitive navigation and analysis

A common framework allows stakeholders throughout the Supply Network to derive benefit.

Sourcing & Procurement Teams (Network Sponsor)

  • Generate strategic sourcing views of material requirements/demand to support negotiations with materials sources, leverage commercial benefits;
  • Identify, highlight, and take action to coordinate potential supply constraints.

Supply Chain Planning & Logistics Teams (Network Sponsor)

  • Forecast aggregate material demand at multiple tiers to ensure supply certainty;
  • Broadcast demand to sub-tier part and material suppliers to reduce lead-times and late part deliveries.

Financial Purchasing Teams / Finance (Network Sponsor)

  • Generate forecasts of elementals to support financial hedging strategies:
  • Perform material volatility analysis as input into earnings forecast;
  • Visibility to total cost model and cost reduction performance targets.

Design Engineers (Network Sponsor & Sub-Tier Part Supplier)

  • Access to “Design To” list during material selection process in order to select common material consistent with optimal cost and supply efficiency model
  • Interrogate data to support spec, form, grade rationalization processes.

Materials Engineers (Network Sponsor, Sub-Tier Part Supplier & Material Source)

  • Interrogate data to support spec, form, grade and supplier rationalization processes.
  • Support VAVE (Value Analysis & Value Engineering) cost down programs.

VAVE-Value Engineering Teams (Network Sponsor, Part Suppliers, Material Sources)

  • Interrogate system to identify candidates-opportunities for cost reduction initiatives;
  • Promote and sponsor joint cost savings Initiatives with network stakeholders;
  • Drive ‘commonization’ opportunities and cost down programs

Material Sources (Mills, Distributors, Value Added Service Providers)

  • Benefit from improved planning and forecasting through top-down broadcasting of material demand.
  • Broadcast of aggregate requirements from OEM supports better inventory management—requiring less safety stock;
  • Broadcast and visibility into OEM demand supports postponement strategies and other creative cost savings initiatives;
  • Proactively anticipate raw material demand through dedicated ingot programs.

Illustration of Extended Value Chain & Network Stakeholders.