Nandu Gopalun, Project Manager for Ultriva shared, “The Ultriva solution was a good match for the ultrasound manufacturer because it addressed suppliers’ ability to reschedule while improving visibility. The company published forecast gross requirements to suppliers tightly integrated with Oracle. Releases did not match between the systems and the result was double receipts or no receipts. These inventory inaccuracies led to costs that will be significantly reduced with the Ultriva system.”
Gopalun is actively involved in Lean Factory Management and Collaborative Supplier Portal system design, development, and deployment. Gopalun has been with Ultriva since 2000 and has visited more than 100 plants around the world and implemented Ultriva software in more than 60 plants.
Ultriva’s (www.ultriva.com) cloud-based platform leverages and seamlessly integrates with leading ERP and MRP systems, to deliver an end to end pull based replenishment model. Ultriva, based in Cupertino, CA, implemented a global demand driven manufacturing model by providing full visibility, scheduling, and sequencing of production of customer orders. The need for a collaborative transactional portal is essential and E2E (End to End) Pull allows large multi-national manufacturers to actively collaborate with customers for actual demand and synchronize with suppliers for replenishment. E2E Pull offers a better solution to balancing supply with customer demand through procurement strategies, materials and inventory policies tied to actual demand signals. Many suppliers want to provide sufficient service levels to customers and turn supply replenishment and synchronization into a competitive advantage. The company’s global footprint is increasing rapidly with implementations in wide variety of industry sectors and enterprises such as ATK, CareFusion, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, McKesson, Magellan, Regal Beloit, Thermo Fisher and more. Follow Ultriva on Twitter at @Ultriva.