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NCS partners with One Network Enterprises for supply chain solutions delivery

Jack Loo | Feb. 27, 2013
The agreement is the latter’s first foray into the region.

Singapore systems integrator NCS and supply chain specialist One Network Enterprises (ONE) are partnering to implement the latter's Real Time Value Network platform for the Asia Pacific region.

"This collaboration between NCS and One Network will leverage NCS' cloud capabilities to host, aggregate and connect to customers' systems," said Rachel Goh, vice president, NCS.

"The expanded suite of supply chain and logistics-focused solutions will help enterprises in Asia Pacific lower inventory and operational costs, optimise service levels, improve working capital and cash flow, and streamline workflow processes across customer networks," added Goh.

"We are excited to work with One Network Enterprise to bring the world's first and only any-to-any supply chain network and real-time decision-making solution in the cloud to this region," she said.

The Real Time Value Network provides complete lifecycle demand management, beginning with forecasting consumption at points of sale by day, SKU or location of item over long forecast horizons.

It then calculates the supplies required throughout the planning horizons to satisfy those demands, as well as all transportation and logistics requirements. The solution enables procurement and contracting; shipment planning, execution and tracking; appointment scheduling and yard management; financial and claims settlement - all on a single, cloud-based platform.

"The breadth of our cloud-based solution requires a strategic partner that offers comprehensive domain expertise, full regional coverage in all relevant industries, sales and marketing leadership, business process change consulting and implementation competencies, and of course, regional data centre capability. We expect very measurable results for our joint customers in a short time horizon," said Bruce Jacquemard, Executive Staff Member, One Network Enterprise.

The partnership will focus on logistics and manufacturing sectors, and cover the core markets of Singapore, China and Australia, with other markets to follow subsequently.

As part of the agreement, NCS will be the implementer and systems integrator for demand driven supply chain solutions delivered by ONE's Real Time Value Network, which delivers continuous demand planning, optimisation and synchronisation, automatic replenishment, real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities throughout enterprises' trading partner ecosystems.


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