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Supply Chain Systems

SYSTEMS STRATEGY

Supply Chain Systems

Supply Chain offers proven solutions and services to assess your current Operational Supply Chain Systems strategies and provides solutions in line with industry best practices ensuring your continued success and rapid growth as a leader in the Supply Chain Execution Industry.


The Alpine team of seasoned professionals offer effective leadership and coaching that is essential for successful planning and executing changes in processes operational functions and technologies. Alpine’s sole goal is “Speed to Value” for our customers. Meaing that Alpine supplies experienced knoweledgable resources that can ensure changes are accomplished in a timely fashion, costs are minimized and planned objectives are achieved and or exceeded.

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Requirements Definition
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System Justification
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System Selection
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Implementation, Upgrade and Functional Expansion Services
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Executive Dashboard and BI Reporting

Requirements Definition

The Alpine Supply Chain team Identifies Functional and Non-Functional Requirements and metrics through the assessment of Inventory, Labor and Operational processes and provides an actionable list of business requirements and process definitions to seamlessly support the next steps of System Justification and Selection. All presented in a meaningful format.

  •  Understanding overall operation and current metrics, leverage Data and Best Practices to identify areas for overall inventory control, and labor performance improvement. 
  • Documenting current “Unique” processes and uncover non-capital improvements.
  • Uncover non-capital cost savings and performance improvement

Systems Justification

With more and more warehouses making improvements and looking for next steps, it is becoming more difficult to know if they should upgrade what they have, build a product internally, buy new, or just keep going as they are. Utilizing operational data, actionable requirements, Interviews with key resources, and other tools to analyze Inventory, Labor and Operational functions the Alpine team of supply chain professionals can clarify baseline success metrics and measures and develop a detailed Justification deliverable with overall findings and recommendations. All presented in an meaningful and actionable format. Services include:

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Understanding overall operation and its current metrics, leverage Data and Best Practices to identify areas for inventory control and labor performance improvement.

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Establish baseline metrics and measures for future success analytics.

Documenting current “Unique” processes and uncover non-capital improvements.

Complete a high-level Cost estimate for a new system.

System Selection

A successful system selection is crucial and requires a selection process tailored to provide the best software application/solution to meet a company’s needs utilizing functional and non-functional requirements and processes. With hundreds of supply chain vendors and software products available, the decisions are harder and more complex. As an independent source, Alpine’s unique process for applying the vendor and software to the requirements of the customer minimizes customizations and ensures all requiremements are appropriately incorporated. Alpine provides this proven mehodology to ensure Alpine customers find the best fit for them.

Services:

  • Utilize documentation from the requirements definition and system justification assessment, review and prioritize sessions with IT and Operations team leads. Adjust RFP template to reflect current and future functional requirements.
  • Leverage Alpine’s deep domain industry knowledge, experience, customer preferences, and industry expert assessments, to send the RFP to appropriate pre-qualified vendors. We then host vendors for site visits, field vendor questions and facilitate the vendors RFP responses.
  • Review RFP responses, score, conduct reference calls and short list to 2-3 vendors, who will perform a succinct relevant demonstration of the proposed solution(s).
  • Prepare vendors, field vendor questions and lead demo presentations to ensure vendors demonstrate the ability to complete all functions required.
  • Present Final Score, lead final assessment meeting.
  • Award and Negotiate contract.
Program Management
Staff Augmentation of Operational Responsibilities
Facility Preparation
Operational Definition and Planning
System Configuration
System Testing
Train-the-Trainer and End-User Training

Implementation, Upgrade and Functional Expansion Services

In today’s world, manufacturing and distribution executives are under intense pressure to continually improve performance and throughput while reducing operating cost. Alpine’s team of seasoned supply chain professionals works with manufacturers and distributors to facilitate key changes in their supply chain systems to achieve significant bottom-line results and competitive advantage. 

Executive Dashboard and BI Reporting

Executive Dashboard and BI Reporting
All levels of manufacturing and distribution are under pressure to make decisions and adjustments to keep operations running at the highest levels. Executives need to understand their network, customer purchasing trends, and yearly cycles. DC Directors need to plan resource levels, equipment needs, etc. Department managers need to move resources around based on the demands of the day. Individual resources need to ensure they are reaching the required performance levels. They all need viable and actionable information to make these choices. The Alpine teams uses laser percision to develop and implement the models and tools needed to provide true data driven insite and intelligence.

Solutions:

  • Customized reports / visualizations for all leadership levels
    • Senior Executives – Network-wide trends and analysis
    • DC Directors – Building KPIs and actionable insights
    • Department Managers – Advanced labor management and exception-based reporting
    • Resource – Daily and Weekly Performance Against Goal Reporting
  • WMS data model development
    • SQL-Based
    • No need for additional software license cost
  • SQL scripts delivered for deployment to existing BI tool(s)