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Supply Chain As A Service

Supply Chain As A Service

Abstract
HCL SCAS – Supply Chain As a Service, is based on the latest supply chain trends that enable an enterprise with best of breed supply chain solutions to adapt the fluid business environment and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. HCL SCAS doesn’t require large capital investment and is modeled based on the Pay as Use model.

The HCL proposition, if adapted, shall improve operational efficiency of supply chain and increase productivity by providing real-time information and hence real business benefits. HCL SCAS solution has kept speed, ease-of-use and scalability in mind and enables businesses to provide real-time benefits. This paper on HCL SCAS will discuss details on how to assist the client organization in overcoming challenges around operational efficiency, cost reduction and enhance customer satisfaction.


Excerpts from the Paper
Companies from various industries, especially Retail and CPG, are facing challenges in today’s exigent economic environment. It is no longer business as usual as companies struggle on how to optimize for today and get on track to capitalize on new opportunities that will emerge as the economy grows. They need business solutions to help them to manage day-to-day operations more efficiently and also provide them insights to take the business forward.

As an enterprise evaluates different options, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is an important parameter. Many customers have become interested in how Cloud Computing or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can help lower their costs by eliminating upfront capital investments, very unpopular these days and ongoing maintenance costs associated with on-premise solutions. An ideal solution is to provide a secured and managed environment that the customers (or groups of customers) can use to perform specific functions. A solution needs to have an option to increase and/or decrease computing capacity in function of the needs at any given moment in time and charge customers on a pay-per-use basis.

It would be highly attractive for enterprises to access only the services required by them from cloud on “as and when” basis. HCL has conceptualized this solution and has named it SCAS – Supply Chain as Service -- and patented it in India.

Supply Chain as a Service - SCAS

A Best of Breed (BoB) standalone solution can be identified in each area to meet the complete end-to-end requirements in supply chain: eCommerce (Order Capture), Customer Order Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Transportation Management System (TMS), along with Business Analytics capabilities – all integrated and placed on supply chain cloud.

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