Collaborative Inventory Management
Excess inventory in multi-tier supply networks can result in high carrying costs and the risk of obsolescence. E2open’s Inventory Collaboration application provides visibility into materials at all nodes in your network, enabling contract manufacturers and suppliers to proactively manage shortages and excesses across multiple inventory management models. The result is lower safety stock requirements, carrying costs and working capital liability.
Reduce Working Capital
E2open manages the flow of component, work-in-progress and finished goods inventory among all parties across all supply tiers. Stocking imbalances are quickly resolved via process orchestration and intelligent algorithms.
Key features facilitate network-wide performance:
Real-time visibility into stock held at internal and external manufacturing sites, warehouses and hubs, as well as inventory in transit between locations
What-if scenario planning to simulate the impact of forecast changes on inventory across multiple tiers
Parts shortage management to resolve material imbalances and proactively identify projected inventory exceptions
Collaboration capabilities between contract manufacturers and suppliers to resolve material shortage issues without brand-owner support
20-30% inventory reduction as a result of right-sizing inventory at multiple tiers
30-50% improvement in inventory turns due to improved visibility and agility
35% reduction in the cycle times required to resolve issues
Reduction in network-wide inventory reconciliation times from weeks to just hours