Chain management & architecture
Asintik enjoys playing a role in any situation where choices have to be made to affect business performance. In the arena of the supply chain, product development, choices about allocation and marketing, Asintik offers a quantitative insight into the choices faced by organisations.
Chains are becoming increasingly more complex due to the pressure of the cost price, the market demand for diversity, and the countless possibilities for organising the supply chain. Companies are becoming more and more aware of this chain complexity. They see a changing market; supply time has to be faster and they have to offer diversity. Grappling with this sometimes leads to choosing the LEAN approach. The limitation however in this method is that the chains are needlessly simplified for the sake of avoiding waste. The guiding approach in chain management and architecture is that you don’t have to choose, but you must have an overview of all your options in order to make the right decision for every specific case. This is Asintik’s home turf and the method of chain management and architecture. The focus is on:
- Integral presentations
- Taking uncertainties into account
- Building blocks (options)
- Quantitative scenario analysis
- Directing multidisciplinary teams
- Using all the available knowledge within an enterprise
Outsource or not? What is the relationship between the various options and the other factors in the process? Which quantitative arguments (profit, cost price) and qualitative arguments (securing the intellectual property, product image) play a role? Asintik offers extensive support in these matters.
Asintik makes an inventory of your in-house knowledge and coordinates the items on this list with each other. Asintik then provides you with a clearer picture of the knowledge available in your staff and it uses this to your best advantage. In this context, the technical knowledge and the knowledge from the supply chain – jointly with a market study – create a valuable source of information. This leads your company to better marketing and even better internal performance. Within each discipline – from innovation manager to product manager – the knowledge is quantified in scenarios so that the right decisions are made based on well-considered options.