Status Quo vs Digital Supply Chain: Part 1 of 5
Projects spend an immense amount of effort ensuring all construction teams across each location have adequate materials ready to fabricate or install. The goal is to eliminate non-productive time spent, but often if any analysis is done at all, it’s done with archaic, status quo methods. In this blog series, we will compare the status quo to modernized capabilities across five very relatable categories, and we’ll show the power of Jovix as a centralized, project-wide platform, populated by a common language. Implementing a digital supply chain with Jovix eliminates miscommunication while promoting and instilling a more efficient way to collaborate and coordinate supply chain activities.
With digital supply chains, projects translate available inventory to construction and fulfill prioritized scopes of work, or re-plan, based on accurate Material Readiness®. This improves the way business is done by increasing productivity and eliminating duplicate effort, temporarily lost materials, and re-procurement.
Digital supply chains are creating new standards and expectations for managers and owners. Transitioning from status quo practices to improved, digitized strategies allows priority planning, centralization of pertinent information, accurate reporting for advanced decision making, and effective collaboration, all while leveraging proactive measures and tactics.
PART ONE: Cataloguing
Managing catalogue requirements and associated supply chain activities in Excel across multiple sheets requires meticulous, time-consuming effort. As purchasing requirements grow, so too does the need to evolve the cataloguing tool. This requires extra attention to data entry, exhausting many hours over days and weeks. Projects managed with Excel do not have the luxury of data centralization or a common language. Each department makes their own adjustments, thus creating unique and siloed data sets from which to work. The status quo method does not allow the project to align, coordinate, or communicate in a timely, effective fashion.
STATUS QUO: Cataloguing across multiple sheets in Excel requires time-consuming effort.
Digital Supply Chain
Once a digital supply chain is implemented, projects have a library of catalogue codes inclusive of all form, fit, and function criteria used across multiple locations and disciplines within Jovix. These data sets can be used across purchasing, workface planning, logistics, receiving, warehousing, and construction deliveries at each project location. Building a common language allows all project teams to source, update, and transact in a centralized location. As future scopes of work are planned and purchased for the project, the catalogue allows for advanced coordination efforts throughout the supply chain, using the same information. Collaboration and effective communication platforms are now in place across all project stakeholders.
DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN: Data sets in a common language allow project teams to source, update, and transact in a centralized location.
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