Management Dynamics Inc., a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced the release of its Supply Chain Visibility 9.0, an on-demand global, multimode supply chain visibility and event management solution that facilitates the connection, collaboration, and communication of logistics information among suppliers, customers and transportation providers.
This major release addresses many customer-driven enhancements to improve personalisation and configuration; search and reporting features; and the accuracy and ability to precisely control alerts.
Available on-demand, functionally rich and scalable beyond 20 million transactions per month, Management Dynamics Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) solution provides users with personal, role-based views and the information they need to alleviate operational bottlenecks, reduce supply chain cycle times, variability and excess inventory, and improve customer service. According to the recent Global Supply Chain Benchmark Report by the AberdeenGroup, 79 percent of large enterprises reported lacking critical supply chain process visibility due to manual-driven processes or inadequate, home-grown visibility solutions which accounted for longer lead times and higher inventory levels. This lack of enterprise-wide automation is driving businesses worldwide to consider investing in technology for optimising supply chain transparency and control.
A lack of automation and visibility is handcuffing companies with longer lead times, bigger inventory buffers, budget overruns, and continued demand-supply imbalances, says Beth Enslow, SVP of Enterprise Research for AberdeenGroup. Management Dynamics innovation in their supply chain visibility product line comes at a good time; Aberdeen research shows that enhancing visibility technology is the top action companies are taking to regain control of their global supply chain.
Management Dynamics SCV 9.0 solution delivers the following key enhancements to improve the user experience:
Personalisation & Configuration Extensive personalisation options to collect, organize, and present information in a manner that is most efficient for users to analyse and incorporate into their daily workflow. Enhanced features allow users to build personalised dashboards, supporting application screens and reports with role-based configurations by department including logistics, warehousing, and purchasing.
Search & Reporting Capabilities Reports can be defined based on any type of data element from the system with a metadata layer that relates information based on defined relationships among orders, shipments and equipment. Advanced conditional logic allows users to build reports based on the absence of information such as shipments not cleared Customs, calculate total costs associated with a shipment, or compare dates to determine whether shipments are early or late and by how much.
Accuracy & Control of Alerts Users can fine tune alert events according to specific data elements and tolerances based on milestone schedules and adjusted for operating days. This alert logic has also been enhanced to give users more control over who receives alerts, how frequently alerts should be sent and when alerts should turn off.
Advanced Performance Management Robust functionality for measuring, analysing and improving the performance of suppliers, carriers and service providers with user-defined reports, scorecards and KPIs based on frontline data.
This latest release of our market-leading visibility solution incorporates advanced features that both our customers and independent research respondents tell us they need to better mange their global supply chains, said Jim Preuninger, Chief Executive Officer of Management Dynamics. Companies that want to achieve best-in-class performance need to move beyond visibility systems with basic order and shipment tracking. With our SCV 9.0 release we offer sophisticated decision support and extensive role-based personalisation in an on-demand solution model that offers an incredibly fast time-to-benefit return.