Supply Chain Data Analytics

Building an intelligent, agile supply chain

Rising competition, customer expectations, and increasingly complex supply chains demand a data-driven strategy. Modern supply chain data analytics, built on real-time data pipelines and AI eliminate traditional data silos, driving informed decision-making and action. Balance the dynamic forces of supply and demand with a truly agile supply chain.

Facilitate holistic sales and operational planning

Effective sales and operational planning (S&OP) processes require deep collaboration within and outside your organization, synchronizing financial, supply and operational planning with precise demand forecasting. Qlik brings together ERP, SCM, Forecasting, MES, and other internal systems, as well as external data sources like third-party logistics and consumer demand/sentiment so stakeholders can work together with near real-time visibility. Improve forecast accuracy, balance inventory with customer demand, and optimize production capacity to drive profitability and growth.
  • Increase demand forecasting accuracy

    Easily analyze key demand drivers, exploring across internal and external sources with accurate, real-time data. Quickly spot trends and outliers, roll between aggregate and SKU-level, compare channel dynamics, and evaluate current orders. Instantly track actual vs. forecast to course correct faster.
  • Connect supply planning with demand

    Balance supply plans with demand forecasts, optimizing inventory to avoid stockouts and meet service and financial objectives. Analyze inventory with production and supplier capacity in context with location and channel. Use “What if” scenarios to plan for supplier and materials constraints, and demand volatility.
  • Optimize production planning

    Effective production planning requires a holistic view. Supply chain analytics combining the latest data from sales, marketing, procurement and beyond puts production analytics in the best context to inform planning decisions. Quickly analyze capacity, inventory, and location against demand targets to maximize efficiency.
  • Advance priorities with executive insights

    Dashboards offering end-to-end visibility of supply chain performance across functions, elevate previously hidden trends and supply chain priorities to C-level decision-makers. Drive strategic decision making that strikes the optimal balance between availability, quality, and cost to drive profitable growth.

Optimize inventory to balance demand and cost efficiency

Managing optimal inventory levels requires continually balancing tradeoffs between cost reduction, customer satisfaction and shifts in customer demand, sourcing, and other external dynamics. Gain visibility up and down your supply chain with near real-time demand sensing alongside production, supplier and regional insights. The result? Reduced stockouts, optimal safety-stock levels, reduced inventory carrying costs and more satisfied customers.
  • Enable demand-driven inventory management

    Quickly respond to shifts in demand with near real-time insights to avoid over- or under-stocking. Use demand signals like seasonality, promotions, pricing, and regional dynamics to support a data-driven process to continually optimize inventory to reflect market conditions.
  • Maximize production efficiency

    Integrated supply chain analytics offer a powerful way to keep plants running at peak efficiency with limited downtime. Use operational and IoT data, from shop floor to back office, to plan and schedule production, proactively manage assets, and increase efficiency.
  • Manage Product and Process Quality

    Enhance the effectiveness of quality management efforts with data analytics that deliver insights from manufacturing processes as well as customer feedback. Detect and resolve quality issues faster and translate customer issues into design, engineering, and manufacturing innovations.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance

    Streamline complex regulatory compliance processes, avoiding penalties while building customer trust. Track and access compliance information from production, processes, and procedures to training, service, hazards, and labelling – across and beyond your organization.

Synchronize your business network with supply chain analytics.

In this era of distributed global supply chains, your stakeholders must be tightly coordinated to ensure flexibility, resiliency and rapid time-to-market. Creating end-to-end visibility is key to effective collaboration across multi-enterprise business networks. Qlik supply chain data analytics are uniquely powerful, easily combining disparate data sources in real-time for in-depth multi-source analysis and AI-powered automation. With Qlik you can:

  • Identify and resolve supply disruptions farther upstream.
  • Monitor supplier performance on delivery, price, and service.
  • Strengthen negotiations and partnerships to create competitive edge.

Streamline fulfillment, driving cost efficiency and satisfaction

Creating a more customer-centric and efficient supply chain requires deciding on tradeoffs between channel availability, safety-stock levels, inventory carrying costs, delivery times and many other factors. Customer experience is a key competitive differentiator and the ability to impact price and convenience through your supply chain means striking the right balance is critical. See how supply chain analytics with Qlik can help optimize your customer fulfillment, warehousing and logistics operations.
  • Enable Omni-channel Management

    Meeting customer demand with relevant offers and a high quality shopping experience across channels is highly complex. Qlik provides visibility into sales, inventory, customer, and supply chain processes for a true omni-channel view of the business and an efficient supply chain to help you build a world-class customer experience.
  • Create a Lean Warehousing and Distribution Model

    A low-cost distribution operation results from efficient use of warehouse resources, high inventory turns, proximity of materials to need, and rare out-of- stock situations. Qlik gives you visibility across the entire supply and demand cycle so you can optimize storage and movement.
  • Control Transportation and Logistics Costs

    Transportation and storage can account for more than 30% of production costs. Control costs by tracking efficiency and capacity use to select the best mode and carrier. Monitor customs, health, safety, and environmental requirements across multiple countries to ensure compliance and on-time delivery.

Qlik Sense® is the modern platform for Supply Chain Data Analytics

Screenshots demonstrating a rich Qlik Sense dashboard on both desktop and mobile devices

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