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By combining industry best practices and the latest supply chain and cloud solutions, our supply chain experts help you reduce manufacturing lead times, increase asset utilization, streamline processes and collaborate better with partners and suppliers.
To unlock additional value from your supply chain, we help you create or refine strategic and tactical plans for purchasing, manufacturing, distribution and other areas of your business. We focus on plans that can be implemented quickly, drawing on our expertise in demand planning and forecasting, production planning, inventory planning, distribution and e-commerce.
Warehousing, transportation and manufacturing execution are complex processes that can dramatically affect customer service, brand image and the bottom line. We help simplify this complexity with technology solutions from leading vendors such as SAP, Oracle, JDA Software, Microsoft and Manhattan Associates. With our supply-chain expertise and vertical market experience, we help you evaluate, select and implement solutions that add business value and agility.
Our supply chain frameworks are pre-built software components that leverage industry best practices and accelerate time-to-value for many projects.
mPAD Enterprise Mobility. Mobile Pickup and Delivery (mPAD) is our end-to-end solution for mobile consignment management, providing real-time visibility into pickup and delivery operations.
Logistics Performance Manager (LPM). Helps organizations measure logistics and transportation performance using frameworks and tools that work across platforms.
SAP Transportation Management (TM). Extends SAP TM to help simplify transportation and logistics processes by increasing the transparency and ease of moving information across the supply chain.
STEER Framework. This all-encompassing, cross-platform, transportation diagnostic framework provides insights into your transportation and supply chain landscape.
Yardelligent. Cognizant's yard management system that provides complete end-to-end management of vehicle yards-from vehicle entry to exit.
Connected Shipping: Riding the Wave of E-Commerce
Digital platforms, applications and processes are rapidly changing how shipping and transportation companies operate. Our primary research study confirmed that while acknowledging the importance of a Web-based business model, many shipping companies are proceeding cautiously. Based on our analysis of the e-commerce market and the approaches that some companies are taking, we have defined a maturity framework to help shippers better assess their current capabilities and plan ahead.
Automotive Parts: The Industry's New Sweet Spot
For players in the automobile market, aftermarket parts and services is a valuable adjunct to car sales, but this sector is changing rapidly due to market conditions. We offer a schema based on willingness to pay for parts and for service to guide OEMs and other players in their spare parts and secondary market strategies.
E-Procurement: Decentralizing the Process for Higher Education Institutions
For institutions in higher education, including those that rely on grants, procurement is traditionally a complex, decentralized process that consumes time and resources. By establishing an automated, integrated procurement platform (e-procurement) as part of an ERP-based supply chain, institutions can maximize the time and value of professors and principal investigators, make more funds available for research, and provide students with the level of education they seek.
Ensuring Patient Safety & Beyond
ISO standards for identification of medical products (IDMP) are set to require pharmaceuticals companies to comply with medicinal identification standards. We explain how to get started and navigate a smooth IDMP transition.
Optimizing Product Realization Costs Across the Value Chain
Across a range of industries, realization of cost optimization requires a holistic approach throughout the product lifecycle - requirements, design, manufacture and post-launch - in order to weed out cost overruns and ensure the highest quality process and products.
Blockchain's Smart Contracts: Driving the Next Wave of Innovation Across Manufacturing Value Chains
By eliminating intermediaries and by enabling smart contracts with embedded, trusted business rules, blockchain offers extraordinary opportunities for manufacturing on every level of the supply chain. To profitably ride this wave of disruptive innovation, any stakeholder in the manufacturing value chain should be familiar with the basics and guidelines for proceeding.
Serialization: Driving Business Value Beyond Compliance
Serialization and track-and-trace capabilities are not just useful for meeting regulatory compliance mandates; pharmaceutical companies can also explore their use to improve supply chain planning and operations, elevate patient engagement, and increase sales and marketing effectiveness.
Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Planning Around Port Disruptions
To reduce the business impact of U.S. port shutdowns, retailers need a framework to help them assess their global supply chain capabilities and make decisions that ensure a consistent supply of imported goods.
Rewiring Supply Chain Networks
By embracing the latest modeling and simulation techniques, organizations can more accurately forecast true capacity, identify and eliminate bottlenecks and develop optimal solutions for their supply chains.
Orchestrating a Supply Chain Competitive Edge
An effective supply chain is the key to creating business value. This paper will help you benchmark your performance today and take a methodical organizational approach to improving your supply chain effectiveness.