Chainalytics is a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence. Chainalytics mission is simple: To help companies capture the maximum value from their supply chain. With end-to-end supply chain expertise, Chainalytics support supply chain transformation at every planning horizon – strategic, tactical, and operational – and across multiple domains. Chainalytics specialties include Supply Chain Design, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Logistics Operations, Transportation, Service Supply Chain, and Packaging Optimization. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, we serve companies globally in a borderless fashion.
When the merger was announced, our senior management immediately looked to logistics operations, citing significant overlaps in our supply chain networks and channels. The spotlight was on us and we had to deliver – real savings, real fast! Chainalytics helped us to quickly identify the opportunities and quantify the impacts of various alternatives. They uncovered the potential value drivers in merging our logistics networks together. In a very short time, Chainalytics consultants fully understood our business problem and helped us sort through various alternatives and make the right decisions – and avoid some of the wrong ones, too.
Reviewing our contracts with our hauliers through the lens of FMIC has allowed us to benchmark our rates against the broader market. We can now approach the freight market with confidence and ensure that we are—in fact—receiving competitive market pricing on all of our lanes. Chainalytics FMIC provided the visibility into our transactional data to pin down areas where we needed to focus, and have helped us to solidify our relationships with some of our largest partners.
After years of growing through acquisition we knew that it was time to re-evaluate our supply chain infrastructure to remove costs and better position our company for expansion. In our unique business where products are rented and returned, we needed a partner that could apply robust analytical techniques to optimize our closed-loop operation. Chainalytics was able to quickly develop strategies that would provide immediate benefit, as well as create long-term plans to support our aggressive growth targets.
We have partnered with Chainalytics over the last 5 to 6 years as we were establishing and implementing a strategy to optimize our manufacturing and distribution network. The strategy has resulted in significant service, cost and inventory benefits. Chainalytics utilizes consultants with deep supply chain domain and optimization experience in strategic, tactical, operational planning with outstanding analytical skills that partnered with us to come up with the most effective approach to meet our desired objectives. Most consultants say that they do those things, but the Chainalytics team actually has the depth and partnership perspective that allows them to deliver on their promises
Chainalytics analytical capabilities and proven methodologies provided us with in-depth insight into the improvements we needed in our supply chain. Working with Chainalytics, we have seen significant value and justified the benefits of using advanced planning technology. Even more impressive, the team’s capability and responsiveness were unmatched. We would be eager to use Chainalytics for future supply chain analysis.
Chainalytics sophisticated analytical evaluation techniques and proven approach gave us practical insight into supply chain issues that many consultants would have overlooked. The team’s responsiveness and ability to deliver immediate return on our investment was apparent and refreshing. We will not hesitate to use Chainalytics for future supply chain analysis, especially on the more complex projects.
In our transportation environment, it’s absolutely critical to not only benchmark base (line haul) rates but fuel surcharges and accessorials as well to determine fully delivered transportation costs, so we can determine the most effective procurement strategies for our divisions and insure our spends are competitive. This critical information was not available until Chainalytics began the MBBC. The Chainalytics benchmarking model and consortium have enabled PepsiCo to better define where we are on our various spends relative to market and from that, focus on numerous strategies to develop market-advantaged transportation costs.
We first partnered with Chainalytics to evaluate a region of our supply chain network following an acquisition. Quickly realizing the value Chainalytics provides, we re-engaged their Supply Chain Strategy team to optimize our entire U.S. network. With each study, Chainalytics’ robust and time-tested quantitative approach made the decision-making process seamless, allowing us to be confident in the end result and achieve broad support from stakeholders.
We wanted to build a competency in-house regarding supply chain analytics and so we sought a partner that had deep knowledge and experience in this area. Chainalytics worked with us to create a very successful network design model. The partnership approach worked well in fulfilling our longer-term objectives that included training our team to perform supply chain analysis autonomously. After a thorough network analysis, specifically focused on the cost tradeoffs between transportation and warehousing, we are now moving to implement some of the project recommendations. Chainalytics has been great to work with especially by being flexible in tailoring the engagement to accommodate all our needs.
Chainalytics delivered inventory planning projects at Godrej & Boyce that identified inventory improvement opportunities at two of our largest divisions. This has led to internal efforts to evaluate the benefits of investing in advanced planning technology. The key concepts and insights provided by the Chainalytics consultants yielded significant benefit, and their expertise in planning and analytics was impressive.
In our business, extreme seasonality creates a very complex and challenging supply chain environment. With their industry and supply chain experience, the Chainalytics team was able to rapidly grasp the nuances of our operations. Through the application of sophisticated optimization models, they offered insight into the drivers of our network and practical recommendations that are reshaping our strategic direction and enabling sustainable competitive advantage.
Amidst mounting pressures of raw material availability and tightening cash flows, we sought an experienced partner to help us re-align our procurement processes. Chainalytics easily grasped the complexities of our business and helped us produce a single decision-making model to find optimal cost solutions. Beyond the bottom line savings Chainalytics helped us identify, the improved planning process has created a valuable sense of cohesion across our operations, procurement, and finance functions.
During our vendor selection and technology evaluation project, Chainalytics went to great lengths to maintain its neutrality and credibility when dealing with technology providers, earning vendors’ respect and even receiving praise from them. Chainalytics’ approach was always professional and the focus was always on what is best for Tempur-Pedic. The product of our engagement was nothing short of comprehensive and robust. Internally, it gained praise and ultimately cross-departmental buy-in.
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