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Supply Chain Management

Building a New Normal Supply Chain for the Future

Emerging global markets, shortening product lifecycles, channel consolidation, changing compliance requirements and outsourced operations are all adding complexity to the Supply Chain. This complexity coupled with pressures to increase shareholder value, grow revenue and reduce operational costs is forcing organizations to streamline their operations and design innovative solutions.

HCL works with you to construct a new normal supply chain that delivers the right quantity of product to the right customer at the right time at optimal cost.

HCL’s Supply Chain Transformation Service focuses on the “Advisory and Execution” framework and focus on the strategies, processes and technologies required to drive growth and heighten profitability across that entire value chain.

Our “Advice to Execute” services ensure that we provide executable recommendations which are implemented further with the help of implementation teams. We work hand in hand with our implementation team to ensure the successful implementation of the projects.

What We Offer

  • Business Process Re-engineering: Transition to optimized supply chain processes aligned to supply chain strategy by leveraging SCOR™, Lean & Six Sigma approaches
  • Supply Chain IT Alignment: Assess the IT footprint alignment with the current and future supply chain needs
  • Package Evaluation & Selection: Evaluate and select a best fit IT solution for various supply chain system needs
  • Supply Chain Performance Measurement: Gain valuable insights by analyzing operational, tactical and strategic data and improve continuously
  • Supply Chain IT Value Recognition: Define, achieve, measure, & publish Business Value from Your Supply Chain IT Investments
  • CostOut™ Kits: Strategic Cost Reduction kits for Warehousing and Procurement domains.

Business Process Re-engineering

We work with you to do an in-depth study and analysis of processes identified for improvement to transition to optimized supply chain processes aligned to your supply chain strategy.

Why Choose HCL?
  • 50+ BPR engagements
  • A pragmatic and proven HCL’s EXACT™ methodology
    • Based on SCOR® framework and leverages Lean and Six Sigma principles
      (The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model is the product of Supply Chain Council (SCC), an independent, nonprofit, global corporation)
    • It is adaptable to our client's unique requirements, while ensuring that our practitioners follow our established practices
    • Program Management and Organizational Change Management being integral part of this methodology
    • Facilitated by HCL’s propriety tool PRIZMTM  that enhance the quality and speed of our delivery
  • Creating transformation value by delivering the new operating platform that:
    • Encompasses people, processes, technology and operating models
    • Focuses on the areas of business growth and delivers improved business performance
    • Utilizes current investment where possible and aims to stabilize the existing environments
    • Provides a roadmap for creating real and sustainable value in the business
    • Delivers measurable business performance improvement and an early return on investment
  • An integrated, globally resourced and highly experienced project team
  • Unique blended shore-model provides a cost-effective solution
  • Leverages Best Practices, Trends and a large knowledge base developed through multiple BPR engagements with other clients
Key Success Stories
  • BPR for a Netherlands based professional printing and documentation management system manufacturer
  • Re-engineering logistics processes for a non-asset based, information-focused company offering a wide range of global integrated logistics to a customer base that stretches worldwide
  • Process blueprinting for a start up with core- competence in the designing of solar panels
  • Supply Chain Process Re-design & Solution Blueprinting for World’s Largest Industrial Gases Company
  • BPR for India's largest telecommunication company followed by SAP implementation
  • BPR for a high-performance semiconductor image sensors manufacturer in USA followed by Oracle implementation

Supply Chain IT Alignment

We work with you to optimize and align your supply chain technology portfolio with your supply chain strategy and needs to achieve supply chain excellence.

Why Choose HCL?
  • Comprehensive 360 degree approach
    • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis  to understand the IT maturity and preparedness to walk the path of supply chain transformation
    • Provides visibility into the health of existing applications
    • Assessment of IT applications to scale up supply chain best practices based on SCOR® framework
  • A proven structured Methodology assisted with the proprietary statistical tools
  • Supported by over 100+ Consultants with enriched experience across different verticals /domains
Key Success Stories
  • Supply Chain IT Alignment for  Malaysian subsidiary of  one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturer
Benefits
  • In- depth visibility into IT operations , applications & cost
  • Assessment of IT applications to meet Best practices/future needs
  • Identified opportunities for improvement in the Order to Deliver process
  • Prioritized Transformation Roadmap with timelines to align IT with supply chain initiatives

Package Evaluation & Selection

We assist you to define you business requirements and select the Supply Chain solution that best matches your current and future business needs. Our recommendations are based on a review of your supply chain objectives, processes, technical infrastructure and an evaluation of packages using our fast track and robust Package Evaluation and Selection framework.

Why Choose HCL?
  • Multiple Package Selection Engagements
  • Proven methodology - PacE
    • Mature & robust replete with pre-populated templates, guidelines, checklists and artifacts that greatly shorten the cycle time of evaluating a package
    • Structured Package Evaluation Framework with standard templates and formats for Speedy Evaluation
    • Comprehensive coverage of all factors in evaluation leading to reduced risks of Functionality fitment, Vendor Lock-in and technology obsolescence
    • Flexible & modular approach of HCL’s Package Evaluation methodology, enabling us to partner with the client in any current intermediary stage to completion of Package Evaluation
  • Ensuring increased user buy-in by actively engaging core users in the end-to-end evaluation process.
  • Unbiased and Objective package evaluation process.
  • Unique blended shore-model provides a cost-effective solution
  • Leverages Best Practices, Trends and a large knowledge base developed through multiple package evaluation engagements with other clients
  • Leverages the partnerships & capabilities of focused in house Product Groups
  • HCL’s web based propriety tool PRIZM™ accelerates the package evaluation process
Key Success Stories
  • Warehouse Logistics Package Evaluation & Selection (SAP, Oracle, Manhattan, Red Prairie, & Home grown legacy systems) for world's largest research-based  pharmaceuticals firm
  • ERP evaluation (JD Edwards & MFGPRO) for a market leader in Electricity Metering, Meter Data Collection, and Meter Data Management Software in USA
  • ERP evaluation (10+ mid size ERP solutions) for a largest Coffee Chain in Japan that engages in the production, import, roasting, wholesale, and retail of coffee beans
  • Supply Chain Planning package evaluation (JDA – Manugistics, Oracle)for a global specialty chemicals and materials company headquartered in Boston, USA
  • ERP evaluation (SAP, Oracle) for one of the largest producers of pipes in India
  • MES COTS products evaluation for a leading manufacturer of Medical Devices

Supply Chain Performance Measurement

We help you define, report on and analyze key supply chain operating metrics based on SCORTM model.

Why Choose HCL?
  • Leverages the industry-standard Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model facilitated by HCL’s propriety tool (PRIZMTM)
  • Pre-built supply chain analytics templates, using the SCOR model, allow fast implementation of Supply Chain metrics
  • An integrated, globally resourced and highly experienced project team
  • Unique blended shore-model provides a cost-effective solution
  • Leverages Best Practices, Trends and a large knowledge base developed through multiple similar engagements with other clients
Key Success Stories
  • For a leading manufacturer of medical devices and surgical instruments for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures:
    • Designed metrics framework for top management and key functional heads across four functions to enable them to measure the performance of their respective functions and impact of organization goals.
    • Identified data sources for key metrics
    • Prepared roadmap for implementation of the performance metrics framework

Scenarios

BPR
Are your supply chain processes aligned to your business goals & objectives? Do you need to standardize processes across divisions or geographic locations?

HCL helped one of the leading provider of advanced wireless solutions with product portfolio including Antenna Systems, Base Station Systems and Coverage Systems in North America by re-engineering the supply chain processes across multiple geographies.

Benefits:

  1. Reduction in working capital of about 16 M USD/Yr due to improved inventory turns
  2. Reduction in logistics cost ~ 22 M USD
  3. Savings from improved operational efficiency ~ 1,100,000 USD/Yr
  4. Improved NPI performance and delivery performance

Package Selection
Do you need to make a decision whether to go for a “off the shelf “ solution or a custom build solution for your business need? Do you want to evaluate & select the right package for an identified business function in supply chain?

 

Supply Chain IT Alignment

Is your supply chain technology portfolio aligned to your supply chain strategy?

HCL helped one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers in Malaysia in aligning its supply chain IT with supply chain needs.

Benefits
  • In- depth visibility into IT operations, applications & cost
  • Assessment of IT applications to meet Best practices/future needs
  • Identified opportunities for improvement in the Order to Deliver process
  • Prioritized Transformation Roadmap with timelines to align IT with supply chain initiatives
Performance Measurement

Do you measure your current performance on key supply chain parameters? Can you prioritize improvement projects based on returns

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