TBM Consulting Group and Activ Technologies Partner to Bring Real-Time Visibility and Process Rigor to Companies Managing Complex Supply Chain Networks

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TBM Consulting announced today that it will partner with Activ Technologies, an innovative provider of web-based technology that improves communication and collaboration by connecting all participants of the supply chain by seamlessly synchronizing all changes in real-time. TBM and Activ have teamed up to offer a comprehensive supply chain solution for companies with a complex supply chain network struggling to manage inventory levels, schedule changes, capacity plans, and payment cycles due to a lack of visibility and poorly structured business processes for managing and communicating with suppliers who provide critical components.

TBM Consulting announced today that it will partner with Activ Technologies, an innovative provider of web-based technology that improves communication and collaboration by connecting all participants of the supply chain by seamlessly synchronizing all changes in real-time. TBM and Activ have teamed up to offer a comprehensive supply chain solution for companies with a complex supply chain network struggling to manage inventory levels, schedule changes, capacity plans, and payment cycles due to a lack of visibility and poorly structured business processes for managing and communicating with suppliers who provide critical components.
Activ Technologies has created a cloud-based platform for manufacturers and their suppliers, called Harmony, which helps to shorten the lead time, effort and manual intervention required to detect and manage changes in OEM production schedules. TBM Consulting has the ability to improve supply chain processes and introduce process rigor using its management system discipline to leverage the new capabilities generated by the Harmony platform.

Manufacturers and distributors facing these types of challenges can benefit from the partnership between Activ and TBM Consulting:

  • Critical parts are unavailable when required or have a significant impact on operations when not available
  • Limited visibility to unexpected changes in customer demand impacting planning and delivery schedules
  • Excess network inventory across all levels of the supply chain
  • No visibility beyond “promise to commit” to supply –making planning a reactive process
  • Ineffective supplier performance management or corrective action processes
  • Lack of accurate supply chain information to analyze for identifying improvement opportunities.

“In almost every client, we see a see a significant opportunity to build upon automation improvements by helping organizations to lean-out their complex supply chain networks,” says Activ CEO, Mike Roberts. “Our partnership with TBM creates a powerful force in the supply chain space. By combining our disruptive cloud-based technology with the world class consulting expertise of TBM, we are bringing a unique ability to solve complex problems in a space that continues to grow more complex.”

Bill Remy, TBM Chairman and CEO, anticipates strong customer demand for the combined capability TBM and Activ have to offer. “We’re excited about TBM’s partnership with Activ Technologies. I believe we can help companies simplify increasingly complex supply chains and drive improvement in performance by creating greater alignment and transparency across the supply chain,” says Remy.

For more information, contact TBM Consulting Group at 919.438.5535 or visit http://www.tbmcg.com/services/supply-chain-planning.html

About TBM Consulting Group
TBM is a global operations management consulting firm that maximizes enterprise value and accelerates growth by working with clients to leverage operational excellence. We focus on results with a bias for action and work side by side with our clients to immediately improve EBITDA, accelerate growth, and generate immediate and long-term balance sheet improvements. Our subject-matter professionals average 10–25 years of operational, management and executive experience in the manufacturing and distribution sector and none are career consultants. We leave behind framework and structure for lasting change using our proprietary LeanSigma® approach, which has been continuously improved since we introduced it over 20 years ago. For more information, visit http://www.tbmcg.com.

About Activ Technologies
Activ Technologies is at the forefront of Supply Network development. Since 2011 Activ Technologies has focused its resources on the development of a SaaS Collaboration and Demand Visibility Solution called Harmony. Harmony is unique in the industry, providing communication and collaboration between OEMs, Tier-1 Suppliers and throughout the supply network. Harmony is built on the reality that all tiers need better actionable information to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Existing ERP systems are not flexible enough, take too long to fully deploy or lack this functionality altogether. Harmony has real positive impact on inventory levels, inventory turns, schedule change management and planning, payment cycles, capacity planning and visibility and freight expediting expenditure. For more information about Activ Technologies visit http://www.activ-tech.com.

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