The Capabilities and Benefits of a Digital Supply Chain Platform
NGC’s Andromeda Cloud Platform® enables the Digital Supply Chain and transforms the concept-to-customer lifecycle for retailers and brands.
Andromeda brings together all departments – Planning, Merchandising, Product Development, Sourcing, Compliance, Purchasing, Production, Quality, Logistics, Marketing, Sales and Operations – into a single cloud-based solution that connects vendors, suppliers and other providers.
With Andromeda, retailers and fashion brands can:
- React to constantly changing demand signals
- Make fast, accurate data-driven decisions
- Achieve the right balance of supply and demand
Get on the road to digital transformation today by taking the first step and enabling a digital supply chain. Digitizing all aspects of your supply chain will lay the foundation a fully digital future, which includes cognitive and autonomous supply chains.
Our Andromeda Digital Supply Chain Platform Supports:
- Just-in-time manufacturing
- Reserved capacity
- Direct-to-store shipments
- Material commitments with drawdowns
Underlying all of the above are Critical Path Management, Exception Alerts and User Collaboration functions that streamline all processes to enable lead time optimization and allow you to quickly deliver the exact product your customers want - when and how they want it.
Andromeda solutions include Andromeda PLM, Andromeda SCM, Andromeda Quality Control, Andromeda Vendor Compliance, Demand Optimization, Inventory Optimization, Supply Optimization and Retail Optimization. The Andromeda Cloud Platform is offered in a variety of SaaS and private cloud options.
Eliminate siloed data and processes
Create a connected enterprise
React to constantly changing demand signals
Transform the concept-to-customer lifecycle
PLM can be configured to the specific needs of any company whether you are a retailer, fashion or apparel brand, or consumer products company. NGC’s Andromeda PLM offers productivity improvements in every area of development. It provides companies with real-time visibility into product data and shares information with Planning, Merchandising, Design, Costing, Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Logistics.
SCM enables the demand-driven, agile supply chain. Andromeda SCM helps all types of companies meet the challenges of a rapidly changing sourcing environment. With NGC’s Andromeda SCM, production and logistics information is shared among all members of the extended global supply chain, including retailers, brands, vendors, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, agents, brokers, carriers and freight forwarders.
Quality Control solution helps retailers and brands deliver higher quality products with a complete, cloud-based solution that ensures better efficiency, transparency and accuracy. Andromeda Quality Control streamlines the quality process, allowing your QC supervisors to schedule audits based upon factory clusters and delivery schedules, then report on audit results using our Interactive Quality Tablet instead of traditional manual processes.
Vendor Compliance is a complete solution for evaluating, managing and reporting on all aspects of vendor compliance. Andromeda Vendor Management streamlines vendor onboarding and management, with features such as integrated performance analytics, document management and vendor scorecarding/tiering. VM provides the real-time data you need for CSR and GMP audits, HIGG 3.0, C-TPAT management and vendor compliance with RSLs.
Demand Optimization helps retailers and brands leverage algorithmic optimization and machine learning to significantly improve prediction of market demand, new product introductions (NPIs), product phase-outs, short life cycle products, and promotions. Drive more accurate demand plans that are attuned to your diverse product portfolio, target markets and product life cycle stages.
Inventory Optimization sets optimal inventory targets at each node and stage of a multi-echelon manufacturing and distribution network to attain strategic inventory and service level goals. Use a digital twin to model multiple strategies and business scenarios including service and costs tradeoff, postponement and alternate sourcing
Supply Optimization optimizes material, production and distribution assets by synchronizing supply and demand. Create supply, distribution and purchase plans that reflect real-world supplier and transportation constraints to evaluate sourcing, production and distribution options.
Retail Optimization boosts inventory performance with precise, flexible top-down, bottom-up and middle-out planning that integrates forecasting, merchandise and assortment planning, allocation and replenishment. Automate and schedule merchandise management, efficiently handle hundreds of thousands of omni-channel combinations, and optimize down to the most granular item/store/day level of detail.
Leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, algorithmic optimization, simulations, scenarios and other forms of advanced analytics to provide new insights, automate planning and remove time, inventory and risk from your supply chain. Make faster and smarter business decisions, better understand customer requirements and predict market trends.
Support workflow and critical path management with calendars. Set up milestones to track your progress, and predict if an item will run late due to unexpected delays, all in real-time.
Create a ‘single version of the truth’ via a centralized portal where all communication about product, material, PO or shipment are linked by style. View the full history in one place.
Define the conditions that will likely lead to problems or delay, and create alerts when they exist. Alert users via a Dashboard where they can drill into the details causing the situation.