AVATA Express Solutions

For over 15 years, AVATA has been focused on driving innovation with Oracle’s Supply Chain Planning tools across all industries. We’ve taken the combined experiences and best practices of literally hundreds of  implementations and created AVATA Express solutions.

AVATA Express is our accelerated solution program that is industry and/or solution specific. An Express solution includes process templates, training material with pre-built UPK content, and pre-configured Oracle Supply Chain Applications.

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Express Solution Benefits:
  • Reduced implementation time and cost
  • Reduced Risk
  • Accelerate ROI
  • Pre-built yet flexible to support maturing processes
  • Supports key verticals
  • Integrates with Oracle Applications

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TPM Express is a pre-configured solution based on Oracle’s Demantra Trade Promotion Management offering. This solution, which can be integrated with SCM Cloud, has been molded by leading best practice industry process flows, collated from AVATA’s implementation experience across a range of industry verticals requiring Trade Spend solutions.

AVATA understands the challenges and complexities facing Consumer Goods companies today. There is a heavy reliance on manual Excel based processes for trade planning. Companies face out of stocks due to poor collaboration across the Supply Chain. Challenges arise in understanding true return on investment for trades spend activities.

Based on industry best practices, AVATA’s TPM Express Solution is a prebuilt model specifically designed to reduce the effort and complexity required to implement a TPM solution without sacrificing core end-to-end functional and process design. Through all processes, TPM Express leverages Oracle’s PTP & DSM software to provide a consistent portal for all users to work through, driving quicker adoption of the solution and quicker return on investment.

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Benefits of TPM Express:

  • Quick time to value via TPM Express solution
  • Industry best practice process and solution flows to help guide your business
  • Closed-loop Trade Promotion Planning and Management Solution for Retail and Foodservice
  • Corporate visibility to trade spend – both planned and actual
  • Visibility to ROI and Profitability analysis during account planning and post-promotion
  • Accurate base and lift volume forecasting
  • Information to collaborate with retailers effectively to drive results in store

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Business today runs at the speed of information. Companies are challenged with lack of visibility into their markets and the supply chain requirements to support those future needs. Today’s executives scramble to adjust to rapidly changing conditions, but they can’t analyze their options accurately enough or fast enough to see critical trends and anticipate future demand.

S&OP Express was specifically designed to vastly reduce the time required to implement a best-practice S&OP/IBP solution without sacrificing quality while achieving financial and operational improvements quickly. S&OP Express bridges the gaps in corporate planning systems, integrating financial planning with operations planning. Companies can rapidly deploy this executive process and have it standing-up in less than 90 days.

Through all levels (executive, management & key users), S&OP Express leverages Oracle’s S&OP software to provide a consistent and flexible data presentation format that facilitates scenario planning for proper decision making.

Whether it’s a new process or redeployment of an existing process, our proven Express methodology and roadmap is a rapid deployment allowing organizations to establish their first S&OP/IBP cycle within 60-90 days.

 

Benefits of S&OP Express:

  • Utilizes Best Business Practices and our proven Roadmap
  • Process discipline
  • Standard dashboards for each step of the process
  • Fast implementation
  • Low cost of ownership through cloud deployment
  • Standard technology
  • Proven results that are measurable

 

Utilizing S&OP Express means the whole company is operating to one, current and accurate plan or “one truth.” In these tough economic times, the plan may not always indicate that all goals will be met, but company executives will have the critical information they need to chart the best course of action in a turbulent marketplace.

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Technology for Inventory Optimization often requires complex optimization solutions driven by specialized software, specialized skills to implement, and are often high risk endeavors.  The AVATA Inventory Manager is a prebuilt Demantra solution that provides insights into inventory imbalances in a simple solution which works within the tool you already use for Demand Planning, is simple to understand, and is comparatively a low-cost, low-risk solution for improving inventory health across your supply chain network.

 

 

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Scheduling is the final step in a closed-loop planning process that ensures that our actions are consistent with financial and operational objectives. Production scheduling software can sometimes be overly complex and result in users backsliding into spreadsheet or other manual tools. AVATA’s Scheduling Board Cloud provides a straightforward and simple way to manage the schedule, respond to change, and keep plant floor activities in line with the plan.

Producing the right product at the right time, that’s what we want. Keeping stocks low, customers happy, and our plants running as efficiently as possible. The Scheduling Board Cloud engine will sequence production orders on a timeline and an interactive Gantt Chart. Schedulers can define upfront the ideal order sequence for the engine to incorporate product wheels (make white paint before blue) or sequencing desired setups.

Solution Benefits:

  • Automatic sequencing
  • Creation of pre-defined production campaigns
  • Ad-hoc schedule changes bydrag and drop on interactive Gantt chart
  • Demand and Supply Pegging to link demand with production
  • Maintenance of shop floor calendar
  • Graphical KPI Reporting which can be configured on the fly
  • Flexible scenario management allows the users to define, name,compare multiple scenario’s
    and to pick the final scenario to publish
  • Graphical KPI configuration allows quick scenario analysis and highlight possible pain points in the schedule
  • Oracle Cloud Connector lets you send back planned ordersas scheduled work orders into Oracle’s Supply Chain Cloud
  • Deployed as PaaS or On-premise

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Logistics Network Optimization – a Vital Link in the Supply Chain

Transportation management is different from other processes in the supply chain as many of those processes happen only once, but transportation must be addressed again and again throughout the life cycle of product development and delivery. With a shortage of capacity, tighter regulations, reduced staffing, and shrinking IT budgets, framed against a backdrop of increased customer demand, it is more important than ever to have a strategic and dynamic supply chain that can quickly adapt and optimize activities in a feasible and executable way.

The AVATA Logistics Network Optimization (LNO) environment allows for distribution network modeling decisions to be made from a holistic perspective by giving companies complete end-to-end supply chain visibility. As solutions are explored and results simulated, decisions can be vetted to understand their total effect on the supply chain. The ability to manage and simulate the entire supply chain enables you to move from a static collection of discrete points and events to a dynamic, connected “DATA CHAIN” that flows and adapts with ever changing supply chain events and business conditions.

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The Benefits of Logistics Network Optimization:

LNO, leveraging Oracle’s SCM and logistics suite of products, solves complex transportation network problems, improves agility and responsiveness and enables continuous refinement. A strategic supply chain with the visibility, capability and fluidity to execute more competitively results in a host of efficiencies.

  • Reduced logistics costs
  • Improved distribution network and asset utilization
  • Increased inventory turns
  • Improved customer delivery compliance
  • Increased carrier capacity and collaboration
  • Improved cost to service
  • Reduced cross functional waste
  • Increased visibility to out of plan/network activity to promote root cause awareness and corrective action
  • Supply chain resiliency – ability to survive, adapt, and grow during turbulent change

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Industry Specific Express Solutions

AVATA Express also caters to specific industry verticals.

AVATA Express tools exist for High-Tech, Oil & Gas, Industrial Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and CPG industries.

Now that the Nature’s Bounty Company has implemented the TPM Express Model from AVATA, even though we are only four months into the go-live, we’re already seeing a lot of business benefits.

Chris Mohler - Senior Director of Finance at The Nature's Bounty Company

AVATA Express solutions include predefined data sets and feature sets pre-configured to peer industry best practices. While templates for rapid software deployment exist across service providers, AVATA Express solutions have one key differentiator:  they are pre-configured, but designed with flexibility to support planning nuances critical to your unique competitive processes.  “Pre-built yet adaptable” is a critical feature as your organization matures and the requirements of the solution mature with you over time.