Ultriva sponsored a webinar addressing communication with global suppliers. The March 12th webinar titled, "Global Risk Management and Supplier Visibility," was well-attended. The unique Q & A format webinar was hosted by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine.
The presentation covered many aspects of global risk management such as shipping delays, missed deadlines, seasonal swings, as well as the unpredictable (weather, political unrest). Regulatory issues and conflict minerals were addressed as well.
Ultriva CEO and founder, Narayan Laksham, co-presented. Laksham is committed to helping manufacturing companies collaborate with suppliers and gain true supply chain visibility. He is also a co-inventor of the “Inventory Optimization Tool (IOT),” that can identify parts best suited for Kanban replenishment and estimate the potential savings. IOT helps customers to size the Kanban by computing the usage, safety stock and lot size. During the last decade, Laksham has visited over 150 manufacturing facilities worldwide to strategize on End to End Pull processes. He is the author of several articles including “When Push comes to Pull, Kanban wins.”
To gain access to an archived version of the webinar, go to: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1027417.
Ultriva’s (www.ultriva.com) cloud-based platform leverages and seamlessly integrates with leading ERP and MRP systems, to deliver an end to end pull based replenishment model. Ultriva, based in Cupertino, CA, implemented a global demand driven manufacturing model by providing full visibility, scheduling, and sequencing of production of customer orders. The need for a collaborative transactional portal is essential and E2E (End to End) Pull allows large multi-national manufacturers to actively collaborate with customers for actual demand and synchronize with suppliers for replenishment. E2E Pull offers a better solution to balancing supply with customer demand through procurement strategies, materials and inventory policies tied to actual demand signals. Many suppliers want to provide sufficient service levels to customers and turn supply replenishment and synchronization into a competitive advantage. The company’s global footprint is increasing rapidly with implementations in wide variety of industry sectors and enterprises such as ATK, CareFusion, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, McKesson, Magellan, Regal Beloit, Thermo Fisher and more. Follow Ultriva on Twitter at @Ultriva.