Supply Chain Management

Everyone depends on supply chain management. The longer, more remote and more complex the chain, the more difficult to manage. The more complex the chain, the more susceptible its components are to disruption. What disruptions are likely, or possible? With much of the supply chain organized to operate just in time, what would be the effects? How much damage would result, and to whom? Can it be avoided? Can it be insured against? It’s bad enough integrating multiple stovepipe solutions when they report the vagaries of the normal; what happens when the vagaries go really abnormal?

TACCS™ corrals the risks of the abnormal. Using TACCS™, businesses can identify potential failure points, balance inventories and evaluate the need for redundencies. Most importantly, they can involve their supply chain partners in candid evaluations and discussions about vulnerabilities, effects, costs and risks. Structuring a complex supply chain involves judgments about costs and benefits at every step. TACCS™ provides a transparent framework within which those judgments become susceptible of rational analysis and discussion.

On a day to day basis, TACCS™ takes data from other software applications to provide a constant summary of the operational state of the supply chain, what’s working, what isn’t and what’s at risk. And when the abnormal strikes, TACCS™ is the tool that fills the gap between any prepared emergency procedures and reality. The modeling and simulation capabilities of TACCS™, combined with data about the exposures and resiliency of supply chain components, are readily integrated into a working emulation of the supply chain, with as much granularity and complexity as appropriate. Using other software features of TACCS™, decision-makers can identify and define the parameters of any situation; determine what is needed to restore full operations; and implement, monitor and adjust the response. Collaborative decision-making and response implementation are made easy in TACCS™ because everyone who needs to know can see the same thing, at the same time, and understand in the same way.

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