Supply Chain Optimization
Supply Chain Optimization

The Ordina ‘Supply Chain Optimization’-team, or SCO-team, stands for far-reaching expertise, innovative solutions, state-of-the-art technologies, a successful project approach. This, in response to the complex challenges facing our customers. A team of 40 consultants with years of experience in the field of planning solutions, manufacturing operations management (MES) and optimization.

Our consultants have a diverse package of tasks. They advice customers, help them make the right choice of (software) solutions and their implementation, guide them to the successful commissioning and ensure that our solutions operate problem-free in the long term and continue to evolve.

Ordina’s SCO consultants help our customers to understand complex processes and optimize them. Through our solutions, we make it easier to take the right informed decisions, and to maximize efficiency.

We do this for companies from diverse sectors - both in the Benelux and beyond - such as bpost, G4S, Ewals Cargo Care, USG StartPeople, Hager, Aperam, France Télévisions, Familiehulp, Eurotunnel, PSA Antwerp, Jan De Rijk Logistics, Colruyt Group - Symeta, OCP, ISS, Brussels Airport, Belgische Douane, Punch Powertrain, Janssen Pharmaceutica and ArcelorMittal. For all these companies, it comes down to taking the right management decisions in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Planning solutions

The Ordina SCO-team is a top player in the field of planning solutions, with customers in very diverse sectors. Our ambition is to become the ultimate reference in the Benelux for all facets of the planning field. This in terms of demand planning and forecasting, sales and operations planning (S&OP), network or supply chain planning, master production planning, detailed scheduling, logistics and transport planning, and personnel and field-service planning.

Planning people and resources as efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality and customer service? That is the delicate balancing act that Ordina SCO consultants help realise. They optimize and simplify challenging planning puzzles with powerful and robust solutions that support our customers’ critical business processes on a daily basis.

The Ordina SCO-team starts from the customer’s question or need, not biased towards a preselected product or technology. SCO works with technology partners (such as Quintiq, IBM and Rob-Ex) for the implementation of planning software solutions. We are a Quintiq platinum partner, which is the market leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) software. Quintiq’s vision is to solve all planning issues, the more complex or almost insoluble the better, based on a single flexible platform. For that reason, we distinguish ourselves by solving complex planning puzzles where other, more limited solutions fail.

MOM/MES: Manufacturing Operations Management

Manufacturing operations management (MOM) is a global approach that oversees all aspects of the production process, with a specific focus on increased efficiency, in addition to quality, traceability, process monitoring, operator workflow and energy management.

In addition to consulting - including in relation to new developments around industry 4.0, ‘Factory of the future’, or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) - the SCO-team implements and manages quality and robust MES solutions, in highly demanding environments such as ArcelorMittal.

MES solutions enable companies to optimize their ERP-investments. MES automates the flow of information between administrative (ERP) and logistics and production management systems. Administrative systems are supplied in real-time with correct and up-to-date work-floor information and decision-makers receive immediate oversight into the operation of the logistics or production process through clear reporting; the basis for continuous improvement processes.

Ordina’s SCO-team works together with partners (like GE Automation and Phoenix Contact), and developed iMESure itself: an innovative platform for manufacturing operations & intelligence. iMESure is a modular solution based on best practices and applicable to a wide range of manufacturing companies. Our customers can achieve performance improvements and cost savings, without requiring heavy investment.

Optimization

Making the right choices for complex issues quickly exceeds a person’s comprehension. We increasingly see companies rely on optimization models to support their decisions. This gives them access to a range of mathematical and algorithmic techniques that help them achieve a more optimal result for their complex challenges.

Ordina’s ‘Optimization as a Service’ proposal designates professionals who can translate complex business issues of our customers into an optimization exercise. Experts with a background in fields such as mathematical optimization, operational research, computer science and artificial intelligence. They have theoretical knowledge of optimization and experience in application opportunities and limitations.

The Ordina SCO-team is an expert in the field of optimization, with customers in very diverse sectors. Ordina SCO conceived and realised improvement processes in numerous fields. We helped our customers save raw materials, energy or capital, in increasing delivery reliability, speed or capacity, in calculating optimal pricing, etc.

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