SupplyCycle Customer demand, inventory and production working in harmony, for efficient supply chain operations. That’s the power of SupplyCycle.
When it comes to optimising your supply chain, we understand that it’s never straight forward.

Meeting your customer service targets whilst minimising costs associated with operating production facilities and overall levels of inventory, is no easy feat. And with growing portfolios and the increased pace of changing consumer preferences, it is becoming ever more important to remain competitive in meeting their needs.

Making sure you make the right decisions across these competing objectives for an efficient and cost effective supply chain, requires insight that spans all three of these objectives – together. ​You need to see the full picture in order to strike the right balance and, you need to see it ahead of time.

​That’s where SupplyCycle comes in.

​It’s a new way of optimising your supply chain, creating a digital copy of your factory operations to test millions of possible scenarios without disrupting your current production operations. It gives you robust, statistically sound insights that perfectly balance consumer demand, production and inventory - before implementation. The result? Reduced operating costs, reduced inventories and smoother operations, all whilst maintaining exceptional customer service levels.

Benefits realised across a typical production plant*
€1m the average P&L saving
€1.6m the average working capital saving
21% the average reduction in changeover times

Benefits

Reduction of changeover times

Reduction of changeover times

SupplyCycle’s simulation engine can optimise your factory operations to drive efficiency, improve asset utilisation and increase overall productivity. It can free-up capacity and reduce overtime therefore allowing deferral of asset spend.

Optimisation of inventory holdings

Optimisation of inventory holdings

SupplyCycle can determine your optimum level of inventory balanced against safety stocks and customer service targets. This can result in reduced net working capital, improved space utilisation and reduced storage costs.

Supply chain stability

Supply chain stability

Through SupplyCycle you can realise improved customer service levels, increased plan and schedule stability and therefore reduce any reactive behaviour.

Flexible optimisation

Flexible optimisation

It enables flexible optimisation of production and inventory parameters through scenario modelling, enabling you to explore your options when you have evolving business requirements.

Easily integrates with existing systems

Easily integrates with existing systems

SupplyCycle is easy to implement, working with and complementing existing supply chain planning tools.

Typically delivers a ROI in year 1

Typically delivers a ROI in year 1

The speed-to-value for a SupplyCycle deployment is high, enabling business benefits and operational stability to be realised quickly. In practice this means payback periods can be only a few weeks.

Our global network with 30 years of supply chain expertise can support you regardless of where your production facilities are located.
"We've been working with Deloitte to optimise our supply chain operations, and implementing SupplyCycle was key to making the necessary improvements in the supply planning process. By making this change we now have much more control over our production planning processes and consequently vastly improved inventory management while at the same time balancing cost to serve. With ever changing consumer needs, increasing supply chain agility without compromising cost is a key component for a successful business."
Dunc Lowe Head of Global Supply Chain, Campari Group

Features

SKU segmentation optimisation (based on volume and sales patterns)
Production sequencing
Production frequency optimisation
Production wheel optimisation
Statistically-set inventory levels
Simple integration
Cloud hosted (access via your web browser)
Configurable to your factory set-up

How it works

Load the required data from your existing business systems into SupplyCycle.
SupplyCycle then segments your portfolio across 3 measures (volume, intermittency, variability) to identify replenishment strategies and target service levels for each SKU.
SupplyCycle allows you to simulate numerous demand and supply parameters to set the optimal safety and cycle stocks needed across depots, to support a fixed cycle.
SupplyCycle will then help you to create a stable production wheel by considering millions of permutations whilst optimising for changeover sequences, capacity utilisation and cycle lengths.
SupplyCycle allows you to group your SKUs and then considers any batch constraints and capacity – adjusting production accordingly. You can then test different scenarios before rolling-out the recommended approach to balance your supply chain operations.

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Footnote

* Average values calculated across 7 CPG businesses. Assuming 5 production lines in a typical production plant.