Solution Overview

Any successful attempt to operate across multiple enterprises and through n-tiers of external stakeholders necessitates a clear understanding of the critical material and process inputs to your supply chain. The key to achieving this is held in the Extended Bill of Resources.  By definition, the Extended Bill of Resource captures the materials, parts, and operations required throughout the manufacturing process to deliver a finished product.  It provides the manufacturing company (or ‘Network Sponsor’) with the relevant data needed to:

  • Translate finished goods production schedules into raw material forecasts and/or capacity requirements
  • Leverage aggregate material requirements across the entire supply network for cost savings or simply to improve network predictability and efficiency
  • Identify and engineer solutions to address common problems associated with outsourcing, including but not limited to the proliferation of parts, materials, specifications and the sizes of materials that are purchased by the Network Sponsor and its Tier-N suppliers.

Our value driven approach, processes and solutions are powered by the Extended Bill of Resources.

Highlights & Capabilities

Reconnecting Parts & Materials / Assembling the ‘Extended Bill of Resources’

Systematically gather information and track and manage activities throughout the extended supply chain. SDX™ 8.0′ solutions are designed to capture and link together the parts, materials, and extended conversion, manufacturing, and assembly processes across the extended value chain. In this way, OEM’s (Network Sponsors) can make intelligent decisions based upon virtually-integrated supply chain views that extend their reach and influence beyond traditional enterprise boundaries.

SDX™ 8.0 features:

  • A role-based collaborative workflow and processes that include both internal and external Supply Network participants-stakeholders;
  • The ability to map purchasing activity against a Bill of Resources for part/material/supplier relationships;
  • Advanced algorithms that perform calculations that can project expected part purchasing activity based on finished goods schedules;
  • The ability to validate, change and update sub-tier Bills of Material via collaborative workflow;
  • The ability to interpolate part-material data based on “best available” Bill of Resources information;
  • The capability to compare actual purchases to expected purchases, and determine where sourcing decisions may not be in compliance with stated strategy or policy;
  • Advanced analytic capabilities allow managers to monitor activity, demand, and capacities dynamically with graphically oriented views.

Business Value & Benefits

  • Leverage aggregate volume in negotiations to gain commercial benefit with material sources;
  • Share aggregate material requirements with part suppliers and material source ensuring load, capacity and supply continuity;
  • Reduce part-material complexity.
  • Provide material ‘design-to’ guidance consistent with an optimal efficiency model;
  • Provide forecast of elemental inputs in support of financial risk management strategies;
  • Ensure supply across multiple tiers of the supply chain, enabling a demand-driven
    Supply Network;
  • Proactively monitor, identify, and intervene to address potential supply related constraints in advance;
  • Provides the foundation for adjacent SDX™ 8.0 Solution Value & Benefits.
Assembling the Extended Bill of Resources in SDX™8.0