A leading telecom equipment manufacturer needed to improve its supply chain management system to maintain a competitive edge in its marketplace.
The client was in a global acquisition mode and had multiple disparate ERP systems that
needed to be integrated into one global system. They had acquired three companies in the previous 18 months and plan tocontinue a rapid acquisition strategy in the coming years. Additionally, they found that it was not cost-effective to maintain a large consulting team on-site to maintain continuous changes.
Telecom is a demanding business where product lifecycles are short and margins are slim, which can result in the client absorbing the costs of stale inventory. Data in disparate systems needed to be used to plan and execute operations.
The client desired a supply-chain solution that would enable them to carry on operations with one global system that focuses on replacing inventory with information. Some of their products needed to be configured to meet their customers’ needs, which would help them get rid of stale inventory costs.