SOURCE: Serus

March 04, 2014 09:30 ET

SERUS Delivers Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence for Outsourced High Tech Manufacturing

SaaS-Based Solution Links End-to-End Supply Chain, Empowering Users at Any Stage With the Right Information at the Right Time

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - March 04, 2014) - SERUS, a leader in extended supply chain management for high-tech companies, today announced SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence, a complete, end-to-end solution for managing outsourced manufacturing in the high tech industry. Based on the highly successful SERUS outsourced semiconductor manufacturing platform, SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence provides a consolidated view of the entire extended supply chain, enabling all stakeholders and partners to monitor progress and compliance, anticipate constraints, gain visibility into demand and costs, orchestrate activities, and confidently operate with lower inventory buffers. The company will be sponsoring a thought leadership webinar today in conjunction with Juniper Networks, "Operating Predictably in an Outsourced Manufacturing Environment featuring the capabilities found in SERUS' latest release."

SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that offers powerful, automated data gathering and validation coupled with rich analytics. Designed specifically for outsourced supply chains, SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence ensures timely and reliable coordination across all partner relationships via a single, holistic solution.

"Other manufacturing solution providers have evolved their existing products with just a minimal nod to the complex dynamics of outsourcing," said Anand Iyer, Sr. Vice President at SERUS. "At SERUS, we have completely rethought what visibility and intelligence means for outsourced manufacturing with the goal of enabling every stakeholder to work with partners with the same degree of insight that they would have with internal entities."

The benefits of SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence include healthier margins, improvements in on-time delivery, greater supply chain agility and scalability, and the ability to more effectively capitalize on upside revenue opportunities.

Achieving operational excellence in an outsourced supply chain requires an understanding of complex cause and effect relationships, such as "whether the on-hand, on-order and capacity positions at Tier 1 EMS partners and Tier 2 suppliers can ensure supply continuity in the mid-term," or "whether the commodity management team is able to quickly determine global inventory positions for component shortages and excess positions throughout the supply chain." Manually collecting the data necessary to answer such questions and then populating spreadsheets for analysis takes far too long, and the results are out of date before the process is complete. With SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence, organizations can move from silos of disparate information to a unified environment that offers real-time and near-real-time views. Users in operations, finance, commodity management, and planning are able to:

  • Discover problems such as risks to supply continuity, critical shortages in supply, cost variances to negotiated prices and service contract terms, and excess and obsolescence risk.
  • Monitor critical activities such as the progress of supply chain execution against commitments at Tier 1 and sub-tier suppliers, inventory hubs and distributors, while ensuring compliance to contract terms and tracking manufacturing, purchasing and shipping activity across the supply network.
  • Improve key results, such as on-time delivery performance, response to unplanned upside, cost to serve, and the time required for analyzing and responding to exceptions

SERUS Supply Chain Visibility & Intelligence is available now. For more information, please contact Steve McDonald, Manager of Business Development at SERUS. Email: smcdonald@serus.com or Phone 408.716.6207

About SERUS

SERUS is leading today's high-tech companies to superior performance with precision multi-tiered supply chain management and execution. By orchestrating data and decision making from engineering and operations to finance and procurement and beyond, SERUS informs companies in near real-time when disruptive changes occur that will impact output, inventory, costs and ultimately customer satisfaction. From a spike in demand to engineering change propagation or a supplier interruption, SERUS monitors all supply chain progress on a granular level, enabling all partners to discover detailed causes and make recommendations for solving problems. SERUS customers are able to adapt on the fly and therefore deliver better outcomes through improved managerial judgment and collaborative performance between all parties. For high-tech companies whose survival depends on complex and outsourced supply chains, SERUS' cloud-based monitoring and adept analysis is the standard bearer. Customers like AMD Oracle, Juniper, Flextronics, Nvidia, Cypress, Qualcomm/Atheros and IDT have benefitted from enhancements, such as 8-15% reduction in inventory, 10-20% reduction in excess and obsolescence charges and 8-15% increase in operational productivity thanks to SERUS' supply chain orchestration. Learn more at www.serus.com

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