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Chainalytics – now part of NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader – is a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence. Our mission is simple: To help companies capture the maximum value from their supply chain. With end-to-end supply chain expertise and market intelligence, we support supply chain transformation at every planning horizon – strategic, tactical, and operational – and across multiple domains. Our approach is unique: We combine decades of experience with leading-edge analytics and market intelligence to provide proven methods and the actionable insight necessary to help organizations stay at the forefront of changing trends and practices across all areas of the supply chain. Our specialties include: Supply Chain Design, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Logistics Operations, Transportation, Service Supply Chain, Packaging Optimization, Integrated Supply and Demand Planning, Freight Market Intelligence, and Managed Analytics Services.
Packaging Automation: Making the Financial Case
The more you scrutinize the processes and all affected points in the supply chain and their associated value, the greater the possibility of a final ROC meeting corporate goals. It’s also essential to understand that every CFO or controller will have a firm grasp on the cost of money to the business as well as specific time targets for the realization of return. Many of our clients have realization targets of around two years. This is a much shorter timeframe than 40 years ago, which was closer to five years.
As you begin the documentation process, be aware that you should specify downstream equipment to easily recover from an upstream accumulation release. Typically, designers require that downstream equipment outproduce the immediate upstream process by 10-20%. Furthermore, as you start to block layouts for new equipment, it may require an ongoing line balancing by determining and coordinating the takt time of each corresponding step, ensuring that each phase in the process is more or less in sync with the next.
The Benefits of Production Stabilization and the Sorcery of the Product Wheel
Volatile demand is everywhere, and companies facing it typically choose between two options: One, attempt to meet demand as it arises (chasing the volatility). Two, maintain a certain inventory level as a buffer from volatility. Of course, there are situations where option one is viable, but option two is the one that most companies take. Still, pursuing the benefits of production stabilization, even in this environment, is worth the effort.
The product wheel is a framework for consuming capacity by making specific products – on a particular asset, in fixed quantities – over a defined time horizon. Therefore, the ability to populate the wheels with products that can conform to smooth production is essential. Determining which products work with this strategy and which don’t is an analytical effort requiring product segmentation, statistical forecasting, replenishment policy selection, and inventory parameter development.
NTT DATA Completes Acquisition of Chainalytics, Expanding Supply Chain Consulting Capabilities
NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT services leader, successfully completed its acquisition of Chainalytics on Dec. 30, 2021, strengthening its supply chain consulting and analytics capabilities. Chainalytics, which will operate as Chainalytics, an NTT DATA company, offers end-to-end supply chain transformation and consulting expertise that aligns a company’s supply chain to its corporate strategy to capture maximum value. The acquisition expands NTT DATA’s digital and consulting business by adding approximately 200 supply chain specialists globally.