Cisco Case Studies Cisco Connected Manufacturing: Supply Chain Agility

Cisco Connected Manufacturing: Supply Chain Agility

Cisco Connected Manufacturing: Supply Chain Agility
Equipment & Machinery
Discrete Manufacturing
Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence

Inaccurate order picking and resulting loss of customer satisfaction.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises is a marketer, producer, and distributor of Coca-Cola products. It is the anchor bottler for Western Europe, and was formerly the anchor bottler for most of North America.

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Cisco® Connected Manufacturing solutions provide intelligent, timely information and collaboration in context to transform manufacturing businesses through continuous innovation, a differentiated customer experience, supply chain agility, and operations excellence. Close interrelationships between these areas mean investments in one area drive further improvements in the others.

The result is more efficient operations with successful new products and loyal customers that drive higher revenue and sustainable competitive advantage.

Communication and information are crucial to an efficient supply chain. Securely extending access and visibility throughout the supply chain enables an integrated workflow that promotes innovation, efficiency, and collaboration and decreases business risk. The agile supply chain is marketdriven, with faster development and product or service introduction cycles. A borderless network allows information and decisions to flow through the supply chain and organization quickly for immediate response to market demands. The result is better control, reduction of excess inventory and logistics costs, increased responsiveness to customer needs or sudden changes in demand, and better business decisions. Cisco Connected Manufacturing solutions bring together capabilities such as Cisco Unified Communications VoIP Picking, industrial Ethernet connectivity, virtualization technology, and wireless mobility to easily and securely connect suppliers, partners, and customers.


Key Benefits

• Adapt your supply chain to changing markets in real time

• Improve efficiency and reduce costly errors

• Reduce costs by decreasing idle time

• Reduce disruptions and shorten duration from weeks to hours

• Share information securely and easily across a global supplier network

• Improve and accelerate decision-making and manage risk

• Align the value chain to meet and exceed customer requests

• Reduce transit times and logistics costs

• Take full advantage of low-cost emerging markets

• Reduce transit times and logistics costs

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Idle Time, Supply Chain Optimization, Supplier Network, Logistics Cost
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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
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[Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
Faster Time to Market for New Products and Product Changes - With Cisco Connected Manufacturing solutions, suppliers are quickly and securely brought into design and planning decisions. 
[Cost Reduction - Waste]
Companies can track the flow of materials in real time; assess more accurately the impact of quality issues, logistics delays, and engineering changes; and make better decisions that reduce waste and costs. 
[Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
They can access experts in real time, and utilize a collaboration platform to make better planning decisions, improve accuracy and efficiency, and reduce costs across the supply chain.

Picking accuracy increased to 99.8 percent.

Worker productivity was enhanced by 10 percent.

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