Manufacturing

The Sify Advantage
  • FORUM for Supply chain management
  • BEACON for Network policing
  • inhouse Network designing & deployment
  • portal build and management
  • Cloud hosting for scalability
  • centralised data storage and security
  • data management

Imagine you are….

In charge of production for a major automobile OEM in India and one among your tasks is replenishing the stocks across the country with dealers. To compound the problem, a particular part in your latest popular car segment is being returned with complaints. Your dealers are obviously piling the pressure and its only a matter of time before your consumers start too.

To compound the problem, the auto major has just increased his off take, so your product cycles need to be enhanced, you ancillary stock needs to arrive in time, you need to be have a real time view of your manufacturer and dealer’s inventory…the list is nightmarish.

As if the list was not long enough, your manufacturer is situated near a port; so cheaper ancillary from the South East Asian region is within a couple of days by sea.

Industry insight

Margins are likely to come under pressure in the long term because as competition increases, manufacturers will find it difficult to increase prices and will try to cut costs. The burden will eventually fall on auto ancillary players. In the near future though, companies will need to have manufacturing lines that can be adapted for new models, have strong technology backing, an ability to export to developed markets, market dominance in specific products and a growth plan driven by volumes and product innovations. Companies will have to focus on quality and abide by delivery schedules if they want to survive. As manufacturers sourcing components are keen to get components from fewer sources in future, this will lead to consolidation in the sector.

The growing number of Free and Preferential trade agreements being signed by India with countries like Thailand, Singapore and other ASEAN countries will hurt the cost competitiveness of Indian companies as Indian players play significantly higher duties than their Asian counterparts. Therefore, Indian companies might lose out on big orders if the duty structure is not rationalized.

How can we help?

Pioneers in application for Supply Chain management: Among our earliest products was a nondescript product called the FORUM, a supply chain management solution. In time, it has quickly adapted to numerous demands of large and complex manufacturers and their multiple product lines. The product has gone through several iterations with the passage of time and today has several marque clients swearing by it.

Robust connectivity network: Having a robust supply chain management is no good, if it is dependent on a standard network. The vagaries of power, load and security are enough to give any IT engineer sleepless nights. Not in our case. Sify’s multi-mode, multi-mesh is inbuilt with redundancy ratios that compare with the best in the world. Moreover, the multi-layer network ensures that there is always a fail proof network subsisting for network error.

Secure, Scalable data base management: Multiple SKUs means multiple data points at multiple timelines. Collating, collaborating, analysing and demystifying such mammoth data is just one part. Recalling them when required for accounts reconciliation, dispute settlement and pay outs is another nightmare….if you don’t opt for our Document Management System.

The Sify Advantage
  • FORUM for Supply chain management
  • BEACON for Network policing
  • inhouse Network designing & deployment
  • portal build and management
  • Cloud hosting for scalability
  • centralised data storage and security
  • data management
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