Interactive, graphical tools to help your team diagnose, optimise and improve your supply chain.
Since the beginning, Sequoia’s Tools offering has developed from highly complex, though admittedly somewhat impenetrable spreadsheets, through robust Excel-based tools and into the latest incarnation: graphically interactive web-enabled services. Each iteration has had the same objective: to provide tools that enable Supply Chain teams to use their data to make informed, economically sound decisions and to facilitate insightful discussions, both within the Supply Chain function and across functional boundaries. By transferring knowledge; building client capability through both appropriate tools and supporting skills, teams can continue to drive results long after our specific assignment has finished.
Our applications are constantly improved to deliver tools that are easier to use, incorporate the latest thinking and are specifically tailored to your business. We have built dozens and dozens of Supply Chain models and have learnt from our own experience how to present information in an easily digestible form to support successful decision making. Our tools offer flexibility, interactive data with clickable charts, drill down options and dashboards to ensure that decisions, whether strategic or operational, are driven by a comprehensive understanding of appropriate Supply Chain data.
Our leading application in this area is OnTarget which has been rolled out globally for several multi-national clients and is currently supporting the realisation of very significant inventory, service and cash improvements in each one. Find out more.
Our client was a private label supplier of complex, chilled ready meals – which had only 1 or 2 days shelf life. This meant that:
To get an effective, cross functional S&OP process working, Sequoia built a graphical capacity model – driven by master recipe data from the SAP ERP system:
A large, complicated, Direct Sales client has experienced consistent and challenging sales growth and ever increasing geographical and SKU complexity. Forecasting is distributed to markets and procurement is via a globally distributed supply base.
The net result is that inventory management priorities are extremely difficult to assess and communicate.
Sequoia were asked to build an inventory policy model, leverage several of our skills:
We built a Board / Exec level, graphical policy tool that could both be used to evaluate inventory improvement initiatives and communicate them around the business from the Exec and out to the markets.
The days of clunky safety stock tools or back-of-an-envelope EOQ calculations is over.
After years of assuming someone would create a tool to set ERP parameters precisely, Sequoia has developed our own. OnTarget is our web-enabled Inventory Management application, which encapsulates over two decade’s worth of experience in setting FMCG parameters.
Incorporating the complexities of FMCG reality; variants, seasonality, events, intermittence and obsolescence risk it has transformed performance wherever it has been deployed. The graphical interfaces and presentation of science-based parameters facilitates rational discussion and challenges ways of working. For a more in-depth understanding, please visit our dedicated OnTarget page.