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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.
Retail: Opening the Doors to Blockchain
Retailers increasingly recognize blockchain’s transformative ability to streamline operations, ensure product authenticity and enable tighter supply chain collaboration, our latest study reveals. However, most are still working to fully understand how to harness its potential inside their four walls and beyond.
CPG at the Tipping Point: How Brands Can Win in the New Routes to Market
With consumer packaged goods increasingly moving to digital shelves, brand providers will need to rethink product value, meet consumers’ digital and physical ‘moments of need’ and enhance visibility in their demand-based fulfillment models.
The Road to 2025: Retail, Reimagined
Retailers that emerge successfully from the shock waves hitting their industry will be those that reinvent their physical stores and supply chains to meet digital consumer needs.
Enterprise Application Services: Moving Business into the Digital Age
A view of organizations across industries and business functions that have made the digital shift.
The Internet of Things: The New Rx for Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing & Supply Chains
Product quality, regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency are chief concerns for pharmaceuticals executives, particularly in the areas of manufacturing and supply chain management. Yet the challenges of batch manufacturing have made it difficult to monitor the logistical journey of pharmaceutical products, which are subject to degradation, recalls, and strict regulatory standards. Using IoT platforms and solutions, pharmaceuticals companies can digitize and connect vital functions, achieve higher levels of quality and productivity, keep up with regulatory demands, and afford real-time visibility into virtually every area of the business.
How Blockchain Can Help Retailers Fight Fraud, Boost Margins and Build Brands
Using blockchain's distributed ledger, synchronized database and powerful encryption capabilities, along with its ability to generate smart contracts, retailers can gain early-mover advantage to more effectively collaborate and enhance trust across the value chain.
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.
Reverse logistics is an opportunity to make returns a strategic advantage for your retail or consumer goods organization. Here's how.