Barloworld Supply Chain Software will provide supply chain modeling, network design and optimization.
With over 500 distribution centers globally, in the past, Siemens has optimized its supply chain on a regional or national basis.
An implementation process will enable the electronics and electrical engineering company to further optimize planning of the supply chain on a global scale, reducing complexity and cost and improving service.
Barloworld Supply Chain Software will implement its CAST software for Siemens Industry globally.
CAST is a desktop-based application that evaluates and identifies different supply chain strategies, leading to cost savings and service improvements.
SIMPLIFY THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Karl-Heinz Butz, Head of Network Development (Global Warehouse Network), said: “The Siemens supply chain is multi-layered and complex. Following a discovery project last year, we took the decision to invest in a system which would help us to simplify our supply chain, carry out feasibility checks and model new parts of the network we were proposing.
“We believe that CAST will enable us to harmonize our processes by centralizing the design of our supply chain and providing us with a roadmap to reduce cost and improve our service.”
Ewan French, Chief Operating Officer at Barloworld Supply Chain Software, added: “The ability for Siemens to model its supply chain centrally will offer the opportunity to simplify what is an extremely complex network – and in doing so reduce cost. Businesses using CAST typically achieve a 10-15 percent saving on their supply chain costs through the application of network optimization.”
Edited by Jennifer Denby
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