Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals Manufacturing (South Africa)

Programme
MRP and Supply Chain Optimisation Programme
Brief

Assist in establishing confidence that Centralised Shared Services can use SAP’s MRP to satisfy production’s raw and packaging material needs. A local manufacturing operation with local and international suppliers servicing a central warehouse.

Success
  • Data accuracy improvement of  76%
  • Supply chain bottleneck reduction of 93%
  • Inventory value reduction of 21% (for packaging)
  • Inventory value reduction of 13% (for raw materials)
Time to value realisation
8 months

Petrochemicals (FMCG) Manufacturing and Distribution (South Africa)

Programme
Supply Chain Optimisation programme
Brief

Ensure effective stocking strategies and various depots to trigger replenishment from the production facility, to facilitate planned growth into new FMCG markets.  The programme covered a manufacturing plant supplying 25 distribution depots across the country

Success
  • Data accuracy improvement of  68%
  • Supply chain bottleneck reduction of 68%
  • Inventory performance management brief was to build at least 60 days of stock
  • Reduced slow moving stock by 17%
  • Certified 12 staff in SweetThorn's Business Maturity Optimisation methodology 
Time to value realisation
12 months

Specialised Chemicals Industry (South Africa)

Programme
MRP Implementation Programme for Maintenance Spares
Brief

Implement MRP for maintenance spares across 2 regionalised manufacturing operations with local and international suppliers.

Success
  • Data accuracy improvement of 98%
  • Supply chain bottleneck reduction of 98%
  • Inventory performance management was out of scope
Time to value realisation
8 months

Petrochemicals Distribution (South Africa)

Programme
Post SAP Implementation MRP & Distribution Support Programme
Brief

Emergency intervention to facilitate the movement of finished product from factory, to DCs to offshore customers. Thereafter ensure that the flow of finished product is sustained.

Success
  • Reduced overdue sales order tonnage by 99%
  • Reduced overdue stock in transit tonnage by 87%
  • Inventory performance management was out of scope
Time to value realisation
11 months

Petrochemicals Distribution (South Africa)

Programme
Post SAP Implementation MRP & Distribution Support Programme
Brief

Emergency intervention to facilitate the movement of finished product from factory, to DCs to offshore customers. Thereafter ensure that the flow of finished product is sustained.

Success
  • Reduced overdue sales order tonnage by 99%
  • Reduced overdue stock in transit tonnage by 87%
Time to value realisation
11 months

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