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Digital Supply Chain

Digital transformation in the supply chain done right – with best-of-breed planning and execution. Get customer-centric products to your markets faster at less costs with innovative SAP digital supply chain solutions.

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What Is the Digital Supply Chain?

Unlike the traditional supply chain, the digital supply chain is based on web functions. The digital supply chain takes full advantage of continuous electronic connectivity, full integration of all systems, and data from smart components.

Imagine the impact of the latest technologies, like AI, cloud, and machine learning combined with vast amounts of real-time data in a single, common, digital thread that integrates every part of the product life cycle. Every process is going to be harmonized, predictive, and more intelligent bringing productivity throughout the lifecycle.

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We Are Your Experts for Digital Supply Chain Solutions

What we have illustrated so far, is just a glimpse of how we can help to transform your supply chain. As your partner, we can help you uncover needs and level the playing field:

  • In over 30 years of projects supply chain components have always been a key part
  • We have built a network of skilled consultants across the globe for you
  • Our consultants work across all industries, bringing best practices and experience
  • We have developed a wide range of products, services and workshops in our AddStore to scale up your existing SAP or non-SAP supply chain solution.

Do you have questions regarding our digital supply chain solutions or how to get started? Do not hesitate to reach out!

My Supply Chain Group

My Supply Chain Group

In 2021, NTT DATA Business Solutions announced its acquisition of the US SAP consulting company, My Supply Chain Group, LLC (MSCG). With this acquisition, NTT DATA Business Solutions is not only significantly expanding its presence in the USA, but also extending its service portfolio with essential supply chain planning and execution capabilities.

MSCG focuses exclusively on SAP solutions, and specializes in supply chain process re-engineering and application implementation services utilizing SAP Extended Warehouse Management, Integrated Business Planning/Advanced Planning and Optimization, and Transportation Management.

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Offerings from My Supply Chain Group

My Supply Chain Group is a leading provider of Service Chain process re-engineering and application implementation services with the following SAP solutions.

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) to digitize and accelerate your warehouse operations so you can manage a high volume of goods with a modern, flexible warehouse management system. The SAP EWM solution will enable your business to:

  • Reduce warehouse costs: maximize the use of resources – such as equipment, space, time and people – to realize new savings.
  • Improve service: reduce order cycle times and offer modern, value-added services to customers.
  • Increase productivity and accuracy: standardize processes and procedures, reducing error rate and increasing inventory accuracy.
  • Enhance flexibility and scalability: make processes more malleable and use automation to handle high-volume transactions seamlessly.
  • Boost transparency: gain new visibility into stock, processes, labor utilization and warehouse automation.
  • Strengthen compliance: manage compliance with multi-national regulations in international trade processing and sustainability efforts.

SAP Yard Logistics (YL)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Yard Logistics (YL) to maximize your visibility into all yard processes and preview planned workloads with a range of visualization and reporting tools. The SAP YL solution will enable your business to:

  • Improve visibility into your processes: get products and services to market faster and improve customer service by identifying, avoiding, and solving potential issues with greater insight and control.
  • Accelerate gate-in and gate-out processes: achieve a significant reduction in processing time and staffing needs by supporting capabilities for executing activities faster and increasing yard throughput.
  • Use assets and areas more efficiently: increase the productivity of your existing equipment – such as shag trucks and shunting locomotives – to lower your overall need for additional resources.

SAP Transportation Management (TM)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Transportation Management (TM) to consolidate orders and maximize the return on your transportation spend. Forecast demand and shipment volumes accurately to fine-tune transportation planning. The SAP TM solution will enable your business to:

  • Increase business productivity: manage transportation requirements with more efficiency and less redundancy through automation and electronic collaboration – from order entry to settlement – with a sophisticated TMS system.
  • Improve end-to-end visibility and service: lower spend on expedites and overhead with electronic tracking and tracing, cross-system document flow, freight consolidation, and data-driven rate negotiation.
  • Improve cash flow for freight transportation: reduce unplanned overcharges and eliminate invoice errors by settling costs accurately and automating accrual generation, auditing, and charge tracking.
  • Standardize logistics processes and operations: deliver a consistent logistics experience by centralizing rate and data management with a common platform that is simple to integrate, extend, deploy, and access.
  • Accelerate decision-making with real-time insight: deliver flexible reporting to assess all freight costs, while evaluating transportation intelligence with graphical and interactive dashboards running on SAP HANA.

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to link strategic and operational supply chain planning with real-time visibility, response and execution. The SAP IBP solution will enable your business to:

  • Coordinate and integrate enterprise planning: run real-time scenarios and simulations to gain deep insights, with advanced cognitive and predictive analytics.
  • Unify sales and operations planning: give planners what they need to spend less time on routine problems and more time on strategic and value-added activities.
  • Enable the full range of demand and forecast management: evaluate plans and their potential impacts on service and working capital investments.
  • Optimize response and supply planning: use powerful analytics, increased supply chain visibility and social collaboration to communicate and refine optimized supply plans.
  • Support inventory planning and multi-stage optimization: strike the right balance to increase revenues, along with inventory turn rates and customer service levels.
  • Gain more transparency with an Intelligent Control Tower: improve supply chain performance by monitoring, measuring and responding to supply chain events with configurable alerts and visibility that impacts your supply chain metrics in real time.

SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) to support and integrate all of your supply chain planning activities. The SAP APO solution will enable your business to:

  • Improve supply and demand planning for both internal and external supply chains.
  • Tightly integrate with SAP ERP to access sales, material and other data.
  • Increase forecast accuracy and minimize inventory buffers.
  • Align mid- to long-term demand plans with your overall supply capacity.
  • Create optimized production plans for all of your factories.
  • Provide reliable sales order confirmation dates.

Sanquin Plasma Products

We have a partnership with NTT DATA Business Solutions that goes far beyond a customer supplier relationship. This is not just about the available knowledge, but also about the way in which we do business with one another.

Duco Brouwer Vice President Supply Chain Management, Sanquin Plasma Products

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Digitalization in Supply Chain Management - Focused on Three Key Areas

Planning
How can you manage processes that you can not see?
Manufacturing
How do you implement connected, automated manufacturing processes?
Execution
Are all of your planning and execution processes seamlessly connected?
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Digital Supply Chain Planning

New trends and technologies are having an impact on supply chains across all industries. New processes, such as omnichannel commerce are forcing companies to rethink their supply chain planning and warehouse management. From design to finished products there are a lot of challenges for supply chain planners, who must keep pace with every change in the supply chain. The SAP Integrated Business Planning solution helps to address the challenges and provide real-time data. It is a cloud-based solution that combines sales and operations planning (S&OP), forecasting and demand, response and supply, demand-driven replenishment, and inventory planning.

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The pace of change in manufacturing has never been so high. To meet new demands and remain competitive, you need faster responses, state-of-the-art technology, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and connected processes from supply chain planning to manufacturing execution and logistics. At the same time, you need to ensure full traceability and documentation to comply with strict regulations. But overall you need to focus on customer centricity. Customers are communicating their requirements very clearly, and they want  the ability to design products to fit their specific needs.

Without real-time visibility companies can not shift resources intelligently and fast enough to avoid production delays. The SAP Manufacturing Execution solution helps to break the transparency barrier to make mass and individualized products possible and respond to manufacturing requirements. The production processes will be automated and synchronized with the help of AI and Machine Learning based on SAP S/4HANA.

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Execution Management for the Digital Age

Companies require effective warehouse management, transportation management, and logistics execution systems. At the same time, they need to manage an extended supply chain where all planning and supply chain execution processes are seamlessly connected. This necessitates the sharing of live information throughout the supply network.

The daily challenge for logistics is to defend the supply chain against disruptive threads and make sure it can deliver orders on time. With the SAP Extended Warehouse Management solution logistics and fullfillment companies have direct access to intelligent technologies such as predictive and prescriptive analytics. This level of intelligence leads to a network for manufacturers, logistics and warehouse managers that connects them in real-time to make sure that everything is on time.

Trends in Supply Chain Execution - Internal and External Logistics 2025+

Internal Logistics Guide for Supply Chain Management
Expert Paper
The Future of Internal Logistics

In our “Internal Logistics 2025+” strategic guide, we outline the specific changes that need to be made and how they can be achieved with the help of digital technologies. We focus on both material and information flows. These are of extraordinary importance – because in many cases they are the indispensable enabler. Download the Guide for more insights.

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External Logistics Guide for Supply Chain Management
Expert Paper
The Future of External Logistics

There are two main challenges for manufacturers that we describe in our Strategic Guide. First, they must meet the increasing demand for deliveries and create the right conditions for this. And second, they have to work on making deliveries as environmentally friendly as possible and reduce the burden on the infrastructure. More insights in the Guide.

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Start Your Intelligent Enterprise with the Digital Supply Chain

Optimize Your Warehouse Management with the Digital Supply Chain Twin

In this video, Wolfgang Möller, Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things at NTT DATA Business Solutions, gives a lecture on the digital supply chain twin as applied to the product lifecycle management of a warehouse.

The digital twin reflects the real life of the machine in a centralized location, often a cloud-based application that can be easily accessed. It`s the so-called Asset Intelligence Network where everything is captured over the entire lifecycle. Be inspired by our digital twin scenario, providing a look at all parties involved: the manufacturer, the operator, and the maintenance provider.

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In close cooperation between NTT DATA Business Solutions consultants and the Krone Group, a solution was implemented that combines individual forecasting models for planning spare part demand with processes for determining safety stock levels and for optimizing lot sizes.

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