CINCINNATI, OH, U.S.A. (January 3, 2013) – Supply Dynamics (www.supplydynamics.com) is pleased to announce the release of OASIS 8.0, a major overhaul of its one-of-a-kind raw material forecasting and fulfillment solution. The improvements make OASIS more adaptable as Supply Dynamics moves into industries with increasingly complex supply chains and numerous raw material product forms.
In addition to more robust tools for helping Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) understand their raw material supply chain, Users will experience an upgraded bill-of-material manager, more detailed material forecasting and reporting, and expanded filtering and data export options. The enhanced raw material forecasting and fulfillment solution enables Users to quickly collect and analyze data that is critical for better management of outside contract manufacturers; functionality not found in popular MRP/ERP systems.
As an enhancement for diversified conglomerates with potentially hundreds of locations, OASIS 8.0 now allows Corporate Users to independently or collectively view the raw material requirements of regions, divisions, business units, manufacturing plants, and affiliated Contract Manufacturers. This functionality is already paying dividends for a new customer establishing aggregation programs across four of their aerospace divisions specifically for the purpose of identifying the independent and collective raw material requirements of their outside Contract Manufacturers.
OASIS 8.0’s many upgrades dramatically enhance the User’s front-end, analysis and reporting experience. However, several back-end investments have also been made. These improvements include advanced hardware, technology, security and database structure enhancements that improve application speed and responsiveness.
“This was a significant investment for Supply Dynamics,” says Scott Jones, Supply Dynamics’ Director of Operations. He continues, “We have been listening to our customers and have invested in developing tools that they need to operate more efficiently. OASIS gives them easy access to information that they have always wanted, but have never been able to get.”
For more information, please contact Mr. Bob Hales, Director of Market Development at (513) 965-2000.
About Supply Dynamics: Supply Dynamics is the leading provider of material consolidation solutions known as “Material Demand Aggregation.” Located in Cincinnati Ohio, Supply Dynamics utilizes proprietary processes and IT solutions to provide OEM customers with real-time visibility and control over the materials that go into their finished parts – especially the materials that go into the parts made by their Tier 1 and Tier 2 outside part fabricators. Provided in a hosted “software as a service” model, the Supply Dynamics multi-enterprise platform exchanges critical-to-quality data with virtually any number of legacy MRP/ERP systems, providing customers with a single, unified view of how finished part materials are impacting their business. Supply Dynamics’ suite of web-based tools and reports allow customers to instantly forecast and negotiate common materials and monitor the timely order and supply of materials across their extended supply chain. This enables an OEM and its supply partners to know that materials being produced, ordered, and delivered are synchronized with actual finished part demand. It also allows the OEM to measure on-time delivery of raw materials to production sites and outside part fabricators, to standardize materials and to identify users for surplus, excess and obsolete materials. Material Demand Aggregation is applicable to numerous industries providing a means for OEMs to coordinate the actions of each link in the supply chain to dramatically improve efficiency and predictability of supply. Supply Dynamics is one of more than a dozen companies that comprise O’Neal Industries (onealind.com), the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers. With sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2012, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.