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August 18, 2015

RailSupply on track for success

Matching themes: RailSupply, SCM

Our supply chain management solutions originally focused on the automobile industry. However, now that the aviation industry has shown an interest in our solutions and is already successfully making use of our AirSupply product, the railway industry is now right on track for our services: RailSupply is already in demand and there are a number of companies throughout Europe who are making rapid progress with our solutions..

During a recent visit to southern Europe, a potential customer made it clear to us, just what type of problems train manufacturers are facing. The procurement of resources (in the form of raw materials, primary products and services) and other preliminary products through external suppliers, is subject to extremely complex processes. It is a major challenge to a supplier to incorporate all of these supply chains, in terms of the various data formats involved and the integration of unlike systems and complex, variable processes. A train manufacturer needs to be able to rely on promises of supplies, with minimal quantity shortfalls. Failure to comply with delivery times or quantities throws grit in the gears of the production chain.

The four components for successfully digitalizing the supply chain
The four components for successfully digitalizing the supply chain

During our visit, we were able to see clearly for ourselves the human impact that results from people simply forgetting to communicate supply limitations, even though orders had already been confirmed by telephone. This quickly leads not only to considerable delays, but also to financial losses.

It is here that we have managed to score; thanks to our sophisticated system that offers space for celerity and transparency, resulting in savings in both cost and time for the customer, the SupplyOn consulting team can devise a customer-oriented solution for virtually any process, while our registration team gives support in supplier onboarding. We understand the concern that suppliers often have when it comes to implementing new systems, which is why our training department and customer support team offer round-the-clock assistance in the introduction and use of the systems, which is available in eight languages.

The overall package is both unique and promising. I am sure that the success of SupplyOn in the rail industry will be as rapid as it has been in the automobile and aviation industries.

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Frank Siebenmorgen

Manager Supply Chain Consulting

My team and I provide end-to-end support to our clients in analyzing and optimizing their supply chains – from their tier-n suppliers via their own company to their customers. I’m passionate about innovative solutions that improve quality and efficiency of supply chain processes and thus reduce costs, inventory and cycle times and increase process quality. In my blog, I focus on current trends and possible solutions in supply chain solutions.

One thought on “RailSupply on track for success

  1. Thank you for helping me understand more about software as a service and ASP. It was interesting to read that SaaS can allow collaboration with different customers. Sounds really beneficial if you need to have work done in different places. Kind of interested to learn how updating this system would work, especially if it’s used for different people.

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