SCM©: Supply Chain Management

SCM©: Supply Chain Management Overview

SCM© provides a state of the art, technology driven control and management system designed to proactively and dynamically disseminate critical supply chain information as well as ensure supplier optimum performance in accordance with customer contractual requirements. SCM© streamlines the customer/ supplier interfaces to ensure that required products are received on a timely basis. SCM© will yield the precise supplier status of the manufacturing process as well as an ongoing operational and administrative performance analysis of the supplier.

SCM© administers purchase orders by taking into consideration all significant scheduled events, and interacts with the supplier through electronic communications to ensure timely performance. Supplier failure to respond results in contact by GLV TAC (Technical Assistance Center) and, when needed, by responsible customer staff. All SCM© interactions are recorded as events and are accessible dynamically in SCM©, as well as posted in the supplier performance profile.

SCM© provides a method of interacting with suppliers in a centralized automated interface accessible 24/7 by authorized users and provides comprehensive visibility to the precise status of the supplier's manufacturing process.

SCM© alerts suppliers on the basis of defined business rules, such as:

  • Periodic confirmation of supplier planned delivery;
  • Confirmation of SCM© optimum ship dates to meet scheduled on dock dates;
  • Other scheduled statusing (special processing, Quality Assurance inspection and certification and others.

SCM© methodology streamlines the entire order statusing and expediting process with minimal customer staffing requirements. All orders and associated SCM© events are visible to the customer and reported as required.

SCM© Features

SCM© streamlines the supply chain management process and enables the proactive management of purchase orders, from release to receipt at the final customer destination, including the following key process events:

  • Acknowledgement of PO receipt from the supplier.
  • Monitored PO status proactively reported by the supplier at defined time intervals.
  • Materials Requirement Planning schedule and critical path event change management.
  • PO delivery schedule management.
  • Alert management.
  • Exception management.
  • Expedite management.
  • Cross-organizational interfacing between all supply chain participants.