Leading and displacing competition with sophisticated inventory & distribution solutions
Sophisticated, complex businesses tend to require sophisticated, complex financial and inventory tools.
With an eye to simplifying incredibly complex, antiquated and disparate systems, so the company could focus on the business (and not the operations), Stoneridge designed and configured a solution that managed inventory and customized Bills of Materials and increased line of sight across distribution centers.
The company was using antiquated green screen technology and was suffering from a limited line of sight into inventory and distribution centers. This was causing issues not only internally but with their distributor/vendor network. Further complicating the issue, the project had been mismanaged by an earlier partner that didn’t have the depth and expertise required for the complexities of the project.
First, Stoneridge identified items that had been part of the scope with the earlier partner that weren’t necessary and removed them. Then got to work developing customized solutions for the issues. The final solution is a multi-site, sophisticated distribution network that accommodates advanced commissions, rebates based on volume, and complex bills of materials that can be configured at the point of order. This uniquely configured solution provides required customization for distribution orders, positioning the company as a technology-driven leader in their field.
• Project recovery
• Replaced old technology
• Visibility across distribution centers
• Master resource planning (MRP)
• Vendor management and advanced commissions
This project was complex and required deep expertise and competencies across several members of the team, including; financials and commissions, Master Resource Planning Bill of Materials, engineering, and supply change. The company learned the hard way that not all partners have the expertise to manage such a multi-faceted project.