increasing business productivitythrough aligning disparate business systems

At TVS SCS we understand the importance of data in supply chain management; our core business is centred around the collection, maintenance and development of data in the supply chain.

Digital transformation is promoting an appetite for change amongst companies across all industries as technology advancement is at the forefront of gaining a competitive advantage. With growth, the requirement for systems to be aligned becomes critical to maintain a high level of service to customers.

Systems integration is the process of aligning a range of disparate systems in the interest of creating more value and sustainability. Often companies have several operational and business systems that don’t integrate. The importance of having a fully integrated system compliments a lean business operating model and helps to achieve the business objectives.

TVS SCS has extensive experience of integrating systems into the customer’s operations across many sectors, e.g. Defence, Automotive, Utilities, Rail and Beverage. We have a range of solutions and standards which can be flexed in line with the capabilities of the client systems. We can advise you of the best way to achieve a fully integrated platform and realise your goals.

As we provide a systems integration service as part of our onboarding process, we know exactly what it takes to achieve true supply chain integration between systems. We also understand the value this has for your business. With this in mind, we can help you manage your project, giving you the best-in-industry advice when performing systems integration.

Our approach to aligning your business systems starts with understanding the goals you want to achieve. We can help you design detailed workflows to document the requirements of your operations and therefore, the required touchpoints between our clients’ systems. Applying industry best practice to systems and processes enables successful supply chain systems integration and alignment of business to gain ultimate control, visibility and development of core functions.

We have access to integration tools that assist our clients in successfully integrating their systems, and we can advise, based on your requirements,  which of these tools would be best suited to your project.

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    The benefits of choosing TVS SCS for this service:

    • Expertise - Over 30 years’ experience developing and integrating software solutions.
    • Tailored Approach - Bespoke solutions to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes.
    • Visibility - Providing our clients with full visibility of their business and supply chain operations.
    • Flexibility - We have the ability to advise on the integration of any business-related software.
    • Trusted - Your trusted partner of choice in supply chain management.
    • Service - Industry leading methodology.
    • Business Intelligence - Make accurate business decisions based on quality data.
    • Establish Data Governance - Ensures the maintenance of quality data.
    • Global Presence - Our global reach means we can help you wherever you are in the world.
    • Innovation - Applying proven technology to support supply chain integration.

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    Why TVS SCS?

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    Why Systems Integration is imperative to business success

    To become competitive and help compliment the growth of your business, it is imperative to adopt integration between business systems. The move towards the digital landscape means there is an ever-increasing volume of data being distributed around your business. Many companies hold a wealth of data but don’t have the systems or processes to properly store, manage and analyse that data, often because there are multiple standalone systems that are not integrated.

    Aligning your data and systems to your supply chain and logistics will help you to develop and achieve your business strategy. Systems integration allows you to automate processes which improve efficiency. Using the data provided, you can also review processes to develop and refine them further.

    A good example of technology advancement that could have a significant impact on your business is the Internet of Things (IoT). There are over 40 billion devices globally set to be connected to the internet by the end of 2020. Deploying IoT technologies into your business can vastly improve your supply chain and logistics, by gaining deeper insight into your customers demand and spending habits, which enables you to strategically manage your supply chain and logistics effectively. By connecting devices, we enable you to access and manage the data to understand and drive improvements into your business.

     

     

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    FAQs

    We define Supply Chain Systems Integration as the alignment of all of the components of your business Target Operating Model. Those components are the Strategy, Organisation, Processes, Data and Information Systems. They are integrated sub-systems forming one complete system. As a result, your business will have a defined, if not formalised Target Operating Model in place. Any systems integration solution required should carefully consider your supply chain and your customer base. Choosing a systems integration company can seem like a confusing task but keeping the principles simple will help. There are a number of integration methodologies and one size does not fit all. TVS SCS has the experience of integrating with our customers in order to deliver and achieve a true systems integration solution.

    Companies that have integrated systems typically see an increase in productivity and a decrease in time lost due to waste. Duplication of effort, inputting of data into multiple repositories and single point spreadsheets all add to the inefficiencies in many business models today. Integrating your systems means that your information is shared quicker with all stakeholders whether they be suppliers or customers. Operating costs can be reduced due to the savings in time and the accuracy of the information that is being shared, and a  lack of “air gaps” means that the transposing of one data source to another is done without the risk of human error.

    Time spent on non-value-add activities such as data inputting into multiple systems can equate to losses and waste. Data accuracy is at risk due to human error. Disparate systems can be the result of a business growth being so quick that the support required is lagging behind. These systems may be outdated and have created an industry of task and processes in your business that is costly and avoidable. The decisions you make in your business are based on the accuracy of the data you are presented. Disparate systems could be producing the inaccuracies in data upon which you are making these decisions.

    When planning to embark on a systems integration solution, treat it as a temporary change to business as usual. This means start with a vision in mind and project plan the goals and milestones to success. As with any change project buy-in from the top is essential and so is buy-in from the workforce. Identify easy -to- achieve targets at the start and deliver those wins quickly. And communicate these wins and their benefits throughout the business. Select your integration tools carefully; TVS SCS can advise you on how to integrate your current technical stack with your supply chain easily and without too much change to business as usual.

    System integration planning is the process of incorporating smaller sub-systems into one larger system to ensure they all work together. Supply chain integration is a cornerstone of today’s enterprise environments with its multitude of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Identifying the target data is an important first step. It defines what objects or tables need to be accessed, and the rules the data needs to comply with. Transactions within the integration have to be considered and what dependencies there are between any transactions. Connectivity and security are also important considerations for any plan as they may present constraints.

    Implementing a Systems Integration solution into your business is a lean approach to reducing waste. Adopting the lean approach to integration will eliminate the duplication of effort,  create the optimisation of hardware, and consolidate a data repository which leads to a better quality of data. Applying supply chain systems integration as a means to reduce cost can also lead to a reduction in the labour cost previously required to operate non-integrated legacy systems. With the integration of the system, the number of people needed to maintain the central system will be significantly reduced, also improving the security of information.

    Data should be treated like any other valuable asset in your business; it has to be managed whilst in transit and at rest. Working in highly regulated industries calls for increased expectations to remain compliant to security requirements. Integrating systems allows your business to cleanse your data which is essential for making decisions. Information and data sources are becoming more numerous and diverse which means the compliance to security is crucial if it is to be utilised. Successful systems integration will ensure your data quality is maintained and that data is ready to be used in support of your business.

    An Integrated System in your business ensures your business data is shared in real-time between departments, customers and suppliers making information readily available when required. This integration allows multiple data sources to be viewed together providing a holistic view of the business. Business decisions can then be made, taking into account the views of the stakeholders. All stakeholders can collaborate using this visibility and are better informed on why decisions have been made.

    Service levels will be improved through collaboration, information regarding customer and supplier requirements can be analysed and understood. This understanding of customer requirement can lead to the identification of further opportunities whilst understanding any risks that may present themselves. CRM data and complaints can be viewed by all departments allowing for quicker resolutions and higher customer satisfaction.

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