Few industry sectors change as rapidly as the high technology industry. Business decision-makers working for manufacturers, distributors and OEMs of technology-related hardware and software products and services continually face new challenges that fully test their business acumen.In an industry where it is common for a product’s lifespan to be short-lived (research shows that roughly one out of three companies develop products where the average lifecycle is under one year and almost one-half manufacture or distribute products having a lifecycle of 18 months or less), the ability to predict product demand and understand the risks in supply chain management becomes critical. Our consulting services help high technology companies adopt precise strategies and applications to manage and optimize supply chain systems as supply chains become global and more complex.
Over the last ten years, the retail industry has experienced major transitions. The growth of e-commerce has created both new competition and a new selling channel for retailers. Big box retailers have changed how America shops for products and the distribution structure of retail trade. Power has shifted to retailers who increasingly drive prices, dictate products, and wield negotiating clout.C-level executives in the retail sector view supply chain management as an essential tool to compete in ever-changing, intensely contested markets and chart their organizations’ future course. We offer these executives consulting services for both strategy and processes, and cross-organization collaboration.
Every business – manufacturers, hospitals, retail stores – has begun to actively manage recycling. As participation and volumes grow, recyclers are faced with daunting challenges – how can value be extracted from waste stream profitably given the significant variances caused by commodity price fluctuations, changing mix, inclement weather, and region-specific labor rules?From a recycler’s perspective, the supply chain challenge is quite the reverse that most companies experience today.: Instead of activities being driven by demand (i.e., pull-based supply chains), recycling supply chains are largely driven by the supply of recyclables (i.e., push-based supply chains). This calls for a very different approach towards processes and systems. Instead of safety stock planning, the need is to provide inventory visibility; instead of replenishment, the need is to find buyers for that day’s mix of commodities; instead of forecasting the customer’s needs, the focus is upon forecasting the waste generator’s volumes. With several decades of experience in managing supply chains, Mediveda is uniquely positioned to help recycling companies design their network and increase profitability. We do this by providing process templates for this push-based supply chain, and system implementation capabilities.