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Omya has a long history in vendor managed inventory systems. Cross-company agreements between customers, transport companies and suppliers have been the basis to optimise the supply chain for more than 25 years. Although not called a vendor managed inventory system, ‘Silomya’ was the buzzword to characterise the streamlining of delivery times, stock management and reduction of repetitive administrative workload.

With the digital transformation of our industry, the challenge today is to pursue a fully integrated supply chain. Forecasting (big data analytics), VMI business logic (touchless reordering), sophisticated measuring filling levels of silos for powders, proof of delivery, documentation, and finally the end-to-end analysis; all this can nowadays be integrated into a digitalised workflow. Hub connectivity to standard ERP systems (e.g. Elemica/SAP HANA Cloud) is just one part of this process.

By means of a successfully implemented business case, this presentation explains the day-to-day challenges of such projects and highlights the positive effects of lean and reliable organisational structures.

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