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    Centralized Control Tower: The key to success

    Jun 19, 2020 3:20:00 PM / by Cecilia Noguera

    In any manufacturer’s supply chain, spare parts and finished goods play a key role. Both ends of the sequence requires a correct and optimized management, so that a group of little parts can become something bigger and ready for its final destination. Distribution Centers have a main role. They need to be data integrated, correctly operative and have full visibility to manage the inventory levels.

    Centralized Control Tower_ The key to success

    For all of this structure to be fully prepared, sometimes a distribution network redesign is needed. The services of warehousing, last mile delivery, freight forwarding, and customs clearance have to be coordinated and working perfectly. All this, with the help of a centralized Control Tower, will allow you to have full visibility on all the product’s lifecycle, and even to have a continuous improvement program powered by business analytics.

    It is known that the core of modern technology is Asia. One of our clients in the region found that they needed a full optimization of their Distribution Centers, to achieve a reduction of their supply chain spend while maintaining a perfect service from spare parts to final goods. That’s why they trusted GEODIS to provide a complete Strategic Outsourcing solution that, in the end, provided a 20-point improvement in their serviceability metrics.

     

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    Topics: Center of Excellence, Control tower, Visibility, Customer Loyalty, Supply Chain Solutions, 4PL, Customer Satisfaction, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Supply Chain Optimization, Cost Savings

    Cecilia Noguera

    Written by Cecilia Noguera

    Cecilia is a Visual Experience Manager at GEODIS. She has a degree in Advertising Art Direction and knowledge of Marketing, Photography and Graphic design. She joined GEODIS 9 years ago in Argentina and is now working in The Americas Center of Excellence in Guadalajara, Mexico.