Other uses of Fab products are found in the home furnishing, industrial, and specialty markets. The company also manufacturers comforters, sheets, blankets, and other bedding products, selling them to retail stores, catalogue and mail-order companies, airlines, and health-care institutions.
Fortunately, software vendors are increasingly developing software automation feature sets to support strategic, adaptive, demand driven and global supply chains. However, implementing a more modern supply chain system will result in a bigger and more sophisticated SCM footprint on an organization—facilitating either more opportunities or more complexities depending upon how the system is deployed and managed.
Proper planning is the precursor to maximize system capability while not becoming overwhelmed by the enormous capabilities available from supply chain systems—most of which is unnecessary to any particular organization. In fact, most implementors suggest that they use less than 30 percent of what's available from their supply chain software.
It's important to ask the right questions, and uncover the right answers, to make sure you focus on that portion of the software that delivers the most value, while not diluting your efforts in areas that are little more than a distraction.
To guide your planning, here are 10 questions to both stimulate your thinking and streamline your planning toward the highest impact software automation capabilities.
What is driving the need for new SCM software? Whether the current supply chain system is over stressed, outdated or inadequate, it is essential to perform a gap analysis and identify inefficiencies, core problems and missed opportunities.
One common way to identify these issues is to assess business needs and find the gaps where the current SCM software does not enable or support those requirements.
Developing a complete list of prioritized and weighted gaps, along with measurable benefits derived from resolving those gaps, is a critical success factor and valuable component in the supporting business case for a new SCM system.
Are you addressing SCM execution, planning or both? Supply chain planning and execution systems need to be tightly integrated, in order to achieve coordinated business processes and strengthen competitiveness.
The long and mid-term plans need to integrate with the tactical plans for transportation, distribution, inventory management and other execution systems.
The execution systems need to provide feedback to the planning systems and the planning systems need to recast plans based on the execution feedback. What are the SCM goals, requirements and scope? Supply chain management software benefits and requirements that are intuitive and obvious to one stakeholder group may be different for another.
Plus, its all too common for stakeholder requirements uncovered in the supply chain software selection process to evolve into something different during the implementation.
Taking time and deliberation to map out the prioritized expectations of all the key stakeholders and build a roadmap that establishes the SCM initiative goals, requirements and scope, is critical to the implementation team's success. Will organizational and reporting structures change?
Virtually all major business initiatives drive changes to the systems and organizational structure; this is even more so with SCM systems. Acquiring new skill sets, implementing new processes, and establishing new command and control structures are inherent with a major SCM initiative.
Recognizing this challenge suggests planning for organizational change with a proactive change management plan which counters resistance to change and the inevitable user adoption challenges. What is the impact to trading and supply chain partnerships?
Managing the impact to partners can be particularly challenging—as they may or may not be responsive to your requests and requirements. Key partners may even silently walk away from a relationship without giving a chance to rectify their grievance. It is important to get out in front, collaborate as much as possible, make accommodations and sell your partners on the benefits.
The level of difficulty of getting partners to cooperate depends on who is more dependent on the partnership, but proactive and enthusiastic communications can secure cooperation despite dependencies. What goes into the budget and cost controls? Some of the obvious costs include software, hardware, consulting fees, resourcing, training and travel.
There are also likely to be some new downstream costs such as new skill requirements, higher end PCs, additional training for new employees, additional IT infrastructure systems, and additional SCM system personnel.
A robust framework for managing the implementation budget and measuring long term savings provides for more informed budget and cost decisions, heavily influences the supply chain strategy to be implemented, and provides the basis for declaring success as well as a journey of continuous process improvements.
What is your risk tolerance?Fabindia was founded with the strong belief that there was a need for a vehicle for marketing the vast and diverse craft traditions of India and thereby help fulfill the need to provide and sustain employment.5/5(1). The Fabindia Supply Chain. Supply Chain Analysis • • • Automated large portion of ordering process Individual Store Inventory Management Bulk Order Back up order Benefits More jobs in the rural part of the country More working capital Direct interaction with artisans Closer to sourcing which leads to shortened supply chain.
better pricing . Fabindia was one of post-Independent India’s oldest organized retailers, with a wide range of By their very nature, handcrafted fabrics created supply chain problems from the beginning.
but partly the management of it all – we need. Jan 04, · Supply Chain Management of Fab Industries, Inc. - January 4th, Fab Industries, Inc. is a major manufacturer of textile fabrics sold to a wide variety of manufacturers of ready-to-wear and intimate apparel for men, women, and children.
Fabindia was one of post-Independent India’s oldest organized retailers, with a wide range of By their very nature, handcrafted fabrics created supply chain problems from the beginning.
but partly the management of it all – we need. The Fabindia Supply Chain. Supply Chain Analysis • • • Automated large portion of ordering process Individual Store Inventory Management Bulk Order Back up order Benefits More jobs in the rural part of the country More working capital Direct interaction with artisans Closer to sourcing which leads to shortened supply chain.
better pricing and quality.5/5(1).