Demand Driven SCM

Tighter grip on the energy metering chain

Stedin is the grid operator in the majority of the Randstad region – a busy conurbation with complex infrastructure, where the heavy reliance on energy means that it must always be available to support working and living, today and tomorrow.

Now, in the midst of the energy transition, it is more essential than ever that Stedin can complete its projects on time and efficiently. This necessitates a tight grip on its production. Therefore, Stedin has asked Involvation for support in implementing S&OP in the energy metering chain based on the principles of DDSCM.

Look-O-Look facilitates rapid growth

Look-O-Look is part of the Perfetti Van Melle group and has been developing successful candy concepts together with customers for more than 45 years. The company wants to distinguish itself by creating a surprising candy world and therefore offers a very high degree of flexibility and customer focus. The sales volume has grown strongly in recent years, which has led to increased workload and production capacity utilization. As a result, the desired flexibility has come under pressure.

Look-O-Look has asked Involvation to support her in structuring and adapting its processes towards “Demand Driven Supply Chain Mgt”, so that flexibility and reliability remain at the desired high levels, without major expansion of people and production resources.

Professional supply chain management at Enexis

Through a network of cables and pipelines, Enexis provides 2.7 million households in the north, east and south of the Netherlands with electricity and natural gas so that people can live and work comfortably. To enable this, Enexis maintains its existing network, builds new parts and develops sustainable and future proof solutions. Service and reliability are key.

To attain high service and reliability levels, Enexis is further professionalising its supply chain management activities. To serve its customers better, Enexis strives for short lead times whilst maintaining high efficiency. This can be achieved by ensuring that both materials and employees are available in the right place at the right time. To be proactive, with Involvation’s help, Enexis is introducing Enexis-wide tactical planning with a horizon of at least 18 months. Efficiency will be improved by strengthening and developing operational planning at Enexis’ 10 sites throughout the country. As a result, business partners and customers alike can continue to depend on Enexis.

Grid operators review smart meter chain

The coming years smart meters will be rolled out in the Netherlands. Four grid operators have decided to jointly review the smart meter supply chain in an integral fashion. The expectations are that by cooperation between all chain partners including suppliers and contractors many benefits can be obtained for all parties involved. The cooperating grid operators have asked Involvation to support them during design and realization.

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change
Charles Darwin