NCS and One Network Enterprise Agreement Enables Real-Time Intelligent Supply Chain and Logistics Management Cloud Solutions in Asia Pacific
Singapore, March 22, 2013
First Asia Pacific Partnership to boost efficiency and productivity for logistics and manufacturing enterprises
Singapore, 22 February 2013 – NCS, a leading ICT provider, and One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to collaborate in delivering integrated, intelligent and easy-to-use platforms and solutions for logistics and manufacturing industries in Asia Pacific. The partnership is One Network Enterprise’s first Asia Pacific partnership.
As part of the agreement, NCS will be the implementer and systems integrator for demand driven supply chain solutions delivered by ONE’s Real Time Value NetworkTM, which delivers continuous demand planning, optimisation and synchronisation, automatic replenishment, real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities throughout enterprises’ trading partner ecosystems.
The Real Time Value NetworkTM provides complete lifecycle demand management, beginning with forecasting consumption at points of sale by day, SKU or location of item over long forecast horizons. It then calculates the supplies required throughout the planning horizons to satisfy those demands, as well as all transportation and logistics requirements. The solution enables procurement and contracting; shipment planning, execution and tracking; appointment scheduling and yard management; financial and claims settlement – all on a single, cloud-based platform.
“This collaboration between NCS and One Network will leverage NCS’ cloud capabilities to host, aggregate and connect to customers’ systems. The expanded suite of supply chain and logistics-focused solutions will help enterprises in Asia Pacific lower inventory and operational costs, optimise service levels, improve working capital and cash flow, and streamline workflow processes across customer networks,” said Rachel Goh, Vice President, NCS.
“This first in Asia Pacific partnership, demonstrates NCS’commitment to serve our customers in the logistics, manufacturing and defence sectors, and to bring them enhanced capabilities to optimise their supply chains. We are excited to work with One Network Enterprise to bring the world’s first and only any-to-any supply chain network and real-time decision-making solution in the cloud to this region,” she added.
“The breadth of our cloud based solution requires a strategic partner that offers comprehensive domain expertise, full regional coverage in all relevant industries, sales and marketing leadership, business process change consulting and implementation competencies, and of course, regional data center capability. NCS clearly meets and exceeds our expectations in all of these areas. We expect very measurable results for our joint customers in a short time horizon,” said Bruce Jacquemard, Executive Staff Member, One Network Enterprise.
The partnership will focus on logistics and manufacturing sectors, and cover the core markets of Singapore, China and Australia, with other markets to follow subsequently.
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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.