How We Lighten IT Load While Accelerating External Supply Chains

Nulogy COO Kevin Wong describes three challenges facing an IT leader for an FMCG external supply chain, and how Nulogy solves them.

Kevin Wong - Chief Product Officer at Nulogy

As an IT leader managing data connectivity for an FMCG company and its external supply chain partners, your role is critical for ensuring that you and all the partners in your network—such as co-packers, contract manufacturers, and raw and material packaging suppliers—can collaborate and share data effectively. 

As a result, you have a lot to think about as your network grows. Not only are you responsible for your own system to support supply chain forecasting and planning, but you also need to manage integrations with a multitude of suppliers within your ecosystem, who may all be using systems disparate from your own.

Three Challenges Facing IT Leaders

Because of these factors, you may be running into one or more of the following challenges:

  • Much of your calendar is carved out for building and maintaining a homegrown system. While it may have been cost-effective to build your own system from scratch, as the network has grown, the time needed to continually manage updates and maintain security has been slowly eating away at your calendar, leaving you less and less time to work on newer, more important projects that are unique to your business. 
  • You’re spending excessive time and energy manually building integration points for your suppliers’ systems, and having to redo them whenever there is an update to your ERP or one of the integrated systems. Similarly to the above point, the time and effort required to maintain the systems requirements of your supplier network is filling up your calendar with manual, admin labor—time which, honestly, could be better spent elsewhere.
  • You run into roadblocks when trying to bring new supplier partners on board with your system. Accounting for the myriad systems that suppliers use, in addition to juggling disparate data exchange formats, means that every new supplier brings with it a bevy of hurdles that add time to the onboarding process, which means lag time in identifying new capacity as well as adjusting order planning and scheduling accordingly.

All the above challenges, which you may well face on a daily basis, lead to one question: Wouldn’t you rather apply your experience and expertise towards projects that are more strategically vital to your business?

A Solution Built For Your Needs

What if we told you that there’s a purpose-built solution for your exact needs—a foundational cloud-based system that can easily integrate with new supplier partners—that can deliver more value to your organization with greater speed?

A Supplier Collaboration Solution such as Nulogy’s is purpose-built to alleviate the growing pains your organization is facing, empowering you with the following:

  • Off-the-shelf readiness: Nulogy is a cloud-based, scalable platform that is purpose built for FMCG environments. With the ability to deliver value right out of the gate, Nulogy ensures faster speed to value for your organization with less upfront effort.
  • Powerful connectivity: Nulogy offers out-of-the-box low code/no code options for connectors, integration mapping, and more, making it a breeze for you and your team to connect easily to both internal systems as well as the systems being used within your external supplier network. 
  • Supplier-friendly: Nulogy’s implementation teams have worked in external manufacturing and packaging environments for more than 20 years, and understand the pains and opportunities facing supply chain planners and production line managers alike. Our expertise brings forth faster, easier supplier adoption with a platform that is proven in hundreds of supplier sites worldwide, and used by the world’s leading brands.

In addition, the Supplier Collaboration Solution provides:

Strong support for business intelligence and data analysis: Nulogy’s Data Solution enables more sophisticated data analysis for greater profitability/efficiency.

  • Top-of-the-market security and trust certifications: Nulogy’s platform boasts high availability as well as leading security and encryption standards, ensuring that your organization minimizes downtime and risk. 
  • A future-proof external supply chain collaboration solution: As a cloud-based platform supported by experienced industry experts, Nulogy is continually innovating and advancing its solutions, ensuring that performance is always secure and fast, while incorporating the latest technologies on the market.
  • Looking for more proof? Nulogy’s platform runs in the external supply chains of the world’s leading FMCG brands, such as L’Oreal, Church & Dwight, and Colgate-Palmolive, as well as hundreds of supplier sites around the world. To get a sense of what we do for our customers, watch our case study video featuring Colgate-Palmolive.  

Solve Your External Supply Chain Challenges Today

Nulogy is here to solve the challenges you and your organization face. As your external network grows, so will the pains facing your current system. With Nulogy, you can:

  • Standardize supplier systems for greater synchronization/speed/onboarding;
  • Employ a scalable, up-to-date, cloud-based system; and
  • Free yourself to do higher-value work.

Begin your journey to a digitalized external supply chain network today. Learn more about our Supplier Collaboration Solution, or email us at [email protected].

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