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Mu Sigma's supply chain analytics solutions drive measurable business impact

For organizations to thrive in today’s cut throat competition, meticulous planning and execution strategy is essential. Not only do companies need to compete at the product level through constant innovation and improvement, but they also need to optimize their delivery mechanism right from sourcing to the point of consumption. In times when product lifecycles have been drastically shortened, an efficient supply chain function can accelerate time-to-market for products, without compromising on quality.

Mu Sigma offers a range of advanced supply chain analytics solutions across multiple industries to reduce operational costs, minimize lead time, lower material wastes, and optimize distribution networks.

INVENTORY OPTIMIZATION What inventory buffers should I hold and where should I position?

  • Segmentation for tailored fulfillment strategies
  • Safety Stock Recommendations
  • Inventory Budget Optimization
  • Inventory Costs
  • Customer Service Levels
REPLENISHMENT PLANNING ANALYTICS When, what and where should I ship?

  • Relenishment plans by DC, retailer DC, distributor
  • Optimize for transportation and ensure feasibility to address handling, storage and warehouse constraints
  • In-store Availability
  • Customer Service Levels
SUPPLY CHAIN METRICS MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING How is my supply chain performing and where should I improve?

  • Definitions of balanced KPIs & goals aligned to function areas & strategy
  • SMART metrics: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, Timely
  • All Supply Chain KPIs
DEMAND ANALYTICS What is my demand forecast and how is it tracking with retail sales?

  • Point of sale based forecasting at Retailer / DC / Store level
  • Deviation analysis between Forecast vs. Actual sales, which stores, which SKUs
  • Forecast integrated with promotion plans, competitor actions etc.
  • In-store Availability
  • Forecast Accuracy
  • Lost Sales
NETWORK PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION Do I have the right network and the optimal network flows?

  • Number and locations of manufacturing facilities, warehouses etc.
  • Optimized flow paths to fulfill customer demand at lowest total cost
  • Variable Cost
  • Fixed Cost
TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS How optimized are my transportation routes and loads and what is the contract compliance?

  • Route Optimization and Backhaul
  • Shipment Scheduling Optimization
  • Transportation Contract Compliance
  • Freight Costs
  • Trailer Utilization
  • Contract Compliance
SOURCING ANALYTICS How do I source at the lowest landed cost & who are my best suppliers?

  • Supplier Scorecarding
  • SMART metrics: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, Timely
  • Sourcing Costs


“The results delivered by Mu Sigma really opened us up to think about our own legacy practices and how we could improve them. Real insights, really actionable.”
Specialist Project Lead,
U.S. based provider of Technology Solutions

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