Supply Chain Management

ISSUES FACING SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

In today’s competitive environment, companies are vigorously searching for ways to optimize their supply chain. Minimizing inventory, increasing rates of efficiency and lowering operating costs are the recurring themes that challenge supply chain executives. Companies now find it essential to transform their traditional supply chains from time intensive, sequential processes into responsive supply networks in which communities of customer-centric, demand-driven organizations collaborate, intelligently adapt to changing market conditions, and proactively respond to shorter, less predictable life cycles.
Dickinson + Associates offers the business experience and technical expertise to help companies navigate through these competitive pressures. We help companies evaluate their current Supply Chain network, optimize their operating processes to eliminate non-value added activities and leverage the latest technology in order to fully realize their company’s supply chain potential.

HOW SAP SOFTWARE CAN HELP

Designed for companies with complex business processes and a dynamic supply chain network, SAP SCM solution consists of a robust set of tools that enable businesses to accurately balance supply and demand, provide global visibility and allow companies to collaborate with business partners in real time. Features and functions from the SAP Roadmap are represented in the following solution map:

Handheld Solutions

For both core ERP and the enhanced SCM processes, SAP delivers a complete suite of handheld enabled processes, which will automate and streamline data entry of traditionally manually intensive processes. These handheld solutions coupled with the latest radio frequency technologies will increase efficiency and productivity throughout the entire supply chain. Features and functions include: SAPConsole, ITS Mobile and Auto ID/RFID.

WHY DICKINSON + ASSOCIATES

Dickinson + Associates helps businesses reengineer existing processes and tools using best practices to build truly world class solutions. Our seasoned consultants use their real world business experience and SAP knowledge to optimize the supply chain processes within the organization as well as provide the proper techniques to collaborate and plan the supply chain activities that occur externally. We deliver strategic and tactical consulting solutions to assess your existing supply chain, introduce new policies, practices and procedures, retire and replace your existing Supply Chain Management tools, or optimize your existing SAP Supply Chain solutions. Whether local or global, we can assist in transforming companies’ supply chain function into an integrated and tailored SCM solution that realizes the overall efficiencies desired by businesses.

REPRESENTATIVE COMPANIES OUR CONSULTANTS HAVE SERVED:

  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
  • Electro-Motive Diesel
  • Ferrara Candy Company 
  • Firestone Diversified Products
  • Hu-Friedy
  • Lifetime Brands
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Morton Salt
  • OfficeMax
  • Rolls-Royce Corporation
  • Sauder Woodworking Co.
  • Shure Incorporated
  • Siemens Water Technologies
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Ulta
  • U.S. Navy
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (Mars, Inc.)
  • World's Finest Chocolate