The supply chain is still largely controlled by MRP/ERP systems which use forecasted or planned demand to set up supplier replenishments. Every run generates changes to the existing demand while also creating new demands which results in inconsistencies across the supply chain, late shipments, costly expediting, and stock outs.
As manufacturing spreads horizontally, the global supply chain is becoming the most critical factor in determining customer demands. Managing this chain is no longer a matter of reducing costs but of optimizing a key process that is fueled by integration, trust, common metrics, and aligned goals. Ultriva addresses all of the above with a software solution that supports different forms of replenishment like Kanban, MRP orders, VMI, and 3PL and integrates seamlessly with your existing systems.
Ultriva Lean Supply solutions, such as the Supplier Portal for Purchase Order Execution
offer a platform to improve collaboration between plants and suppliers so they can interact and perform in synergy to deliver the right parts at the right time. They provide seamless integration between manufacturing plants and supply bases through order visibility, exception alerts, inventory health, performance metrics, and analytics for continuous improvement. Our solutions support your choice of methodologies and processes within a single platform, from Kanban-based replenishment with Electronic Kanban™ for Global Supply Chain
to MRP/forecast-driven supply, to VMI, and more.
Increase Productivity and Profits:
Over 3000 suppliers are participating across 95 plants in 9 countries using Ultriva Lean Supply. Our customers report important benefits:
- Improved on-time delivery by 20%
- Shortened lead times by 25% or more
- Reduced inventory levels more than 40%
- Reduced expediting fees by 50%