Land softly, kick up hard: With the Cloudtec sole, which only cushions when you need it, On AG has created a sensation in the market for running shoes over the last eight years. Now it's time for logistics. In order to make global delivery flows transparent, the Switzerland-based sports shoe manufacturer has introduced the supply chain management software Osca. The cloud-based SCM system of Bochum-based Setlog GmbH controls all transport-relevant processes from the order to the delivery. The system replaces e-mail and Excel lists as the central communication platform for all suppliers. The first manufacturers in Vietnam went live in May and China will follow in the upcoming weeks.
"We have long since gone beyond start-up status and the agile digitization of supply chain management is a success factor at On. With Osca, not only can we grow quickly and efficiently, but we will have the best-possible information about our supply chains," says Marc Maurer, COO of On. Above all, the flexibility of mapping individual requirements in the system is decisive for the selection of the Osca platform.
On shoes are developed in Switzerland and manufactured in Asia. Kuehne + Nagel then ships the goods weekly by sea or by air to a total of eight central warehouses in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Canada, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the USA, where they are finely distributed to 4,000 dealers in 50 countries. Once On has transferred the order from the ERP system via Osca to the suppliers' factories, all communication takes place over the SCM platform. From order acceptance to transport bookings via EDI to enquiries, all activities are posted by the suppliers in Osca and confirmed by On.
In addition to costs, processing times, volumes, on-time delivery and transport times can be monitored. For this purpose, the logistics service provider imports shipment notifications and tracking data via EDI. A dashboard shows the current status. If, for example, delivery dates change or delays are threatened, the supply chain partners will be informed automatically. "Our sales teams now know exactly when which shoe arrives where," Maurer explains.
In the future, reporting data will be increasingly used for the analysis of causes, for example in the event of delays, and to ensure the success of improvement measures.
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