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DCRA Total Order Fulfillment Solutions for the Outsourced Supply Chain

DCRA developed these world class software solutions hand in joint development, hand in hand with major clients solving large scale business challenges. These are not theoretical information technology approaches but a carefully crafted, PATENTED as of 2/2010, set of solutions that rapicly compliment ANY ecosystem of demand and supply chain execution / ERP / supplier information technology. Our solutions SAVE TIME, work bottom up (save your team valuable time) and top down (provide rapid and large financial returns). We guaruntee your operation will almost immediately be able to focus on reducing working capital, increasing margins, customer specific demands immediately not months and years after some large complex IT implementation. The DCRA Inc. patented software uses state of the art SOA compliant distributed software technologies, leverages your Microsoft Office user interface for rapid adoption so your planners and all business participants do not need to spend time learning some new proprietary user interface. Most importantly these solutions work loosely coupled allowing planners and all participants to work offline but then check in with insight, plans, updates, supplier feedback etc. and the coordinate continuosly. DCRA Inc. was the FIRST firm to release commercial S&OP software in early 2002. Our solutions are real enablers to enable, educate and enable a true S&OP process not the same old approach with a new S&OP lable pasted over the top of some ERP module or black both algorithm magic algorithm that claims to be smarter then your people . Scroll down or click on the links to the left for details on the patented DCRA Sales and Operations Planning Suite of SOA component based solutions.

It is now possible to purchase the patented DCRA Inc. S&OP and supporting component web solutions on-line. Current pricing is for a complete license of the solution suite. However, the on-line discount pricing restricts users to 5 named users for the core S&OP planing and analysis. Note: The technology is 100% the same as the software running hundreds of named users - the only differance is the license and price. Note: if you need more named users that can be added at anytime or call and we can give you the scaled pricing.

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Please review the DCRA software solutions below. If you choose to purchase the solution will be shipped to you via CD and a time arranged for our technical support staff to assist you with installation. These are Java, Webservices solutions that incorporate much of the standard technology you like use (Exel spreadsheets, relational databases and decision support OLAP and SQL reporting tools). The server component of the solutions can work with most J2EE servers and we would suggest a dedicated server although the entire suite including servers could be installed on a mid range laptop and plug in to you systems and work very effectively.

Some of the optional solutions are not available for web purchase and are options solutions for the core DCRA Sales and Operations Planning solutions. These optional components require understanding of your IT architecture and web services environment

DCRA, through its Total Order Fulfillment™ methodology, has worked with numerous clients to jointly develop a unique set of demand supply balancing S&OP solutions. These solutions are not targeted at functional excellence but to assist our clients driving a rapid financial gain and operational competitive advantage. The DCRA Total Order Fulfillment Software solutions really excel when portions of your fulfillment rely on key partners to build, transport, design and source portions of your customer commitment. We are experts in building processes to enable and outsourced supply chain and over the past decade nearly all products are built using capabilities outside the companies financial control. Managing these processes you don't do requires a different approach to process and software. To quote one of our wise clients "It is much more difficult to manage those things you don't do vs. those you do"... When relying on far off suppliers to make and sources you cannot tell them how to execute you can only measure the ability to meet objectives and cannot discover problems by "walking around". The challenges or supply imbalances left unnoticed can literally destroy a companies profitability.

Dynamic Logistics Synchronization and Visibility (DLSV) Platform More Info

dlsv_p9.jpg (15868 bytes) DCRA’s Dynamic Logistics Synchronization and Visibility (DLSV) platform provides the vital foundation for multi-enterprise Supply Chain solutions. The patented DLSV platform brings together business processes while hiding the complex nature of integration between heterogeneous systems, technology, and manual research thus enabling a supply chain business processes to seamlessly work across domains of control. This platform, with patents pending, utilizes the same highly tested and robust technology deployed within other ‘networked’ industries like banking and aviation where real-time information is critical but no one entity in the chain holds all the relevant data.


Inventory Commitment Solution

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order_5.jpg (18651 bytes)The patented Inventory Commitment solutions form DCRA provides real-time integration of your EPC code identifier in your RFID tags with your entire supply chain messaging systems. For example the DCRA solutions can relate the EPC code in real-time to freight tracking bill of lading or to WMS item catalogs or to the real-time Order Commitment or S&OP solutions from DCRA or others.


Order Commitment Solution - Patented REAL TIME S&OP ... 2010 Release

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order_5.jpg (18651 bytes)The patented DCRA Order Commitment Solution provides tremendous cycle time reduction in knowing and managing supply chain data. It also can be tuned to provide specific role based order and inventory promising views. Typical customers with significant multi-site operations and outsourced relationships can see information access reduced from weeks to seconds for key customer commitments. Others have found the Order Commitment Solution the perfect tool to leverage and sell inbound and supplier investments in inventory without taking ownership of the saleable goods. This solution is truly revolutionary and works more like Google and NOT like stovepiped traditional ERP, APS technologies.


S&OP Supply Chain Execution Repository

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s&op_s4.jpg (13967 bytes)The patented DCRA Inc. Supply Chain Execution services repository platform allows for the storing, viewing, and aggregation of supply chain data in any way to support internal or outsourced operations. This repository uses a data model persited in any database of your choice but unique provides for receiving key departmental, customer, supplier, partner, transport data in any form a partner can and will provide. It then applies a series of capabilities to scrub, massage and filter this data so your organization can work from a common "song sheet" of what is occuring. No longer will logistics, manufacuturing, purchasing, contract mfgr, finance, risk management, budgeting, department heads etc. feel the need to keep their own version of what is occuring. They can now pull from the SCE repository for their S&OP plans and any other functional analysis that depends on an accurate, coordinated snapshot of what is occuring in the supply chain.


Distributed S&OP Planning Services Repository

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s&op_s7.jpg (18307 bytes)The patented Planning Service Repository provides full lifecycle management for your past, existing, and future plans. Once the combined external and internal data feeds are staged, cleansed, and posted to the planning environment at the beginning of each weekly planning cycle, the planners can then create a plan to begin the process. The newly created plan will be delivered to the user’s desktop as a populated Excel workbook that may then be used offline to plan for the specified item families. The planner may make any number of local modifications to the plan without interaction with the planning services database.

The planning services repository allows for the storing, viewing, and aggregation of supply chain data in any way to support internal or outsourced operations. This patented capability is not available from any other supply chain supplier... our approach to support asynchronous planning across a company and a companies entire supply chain ecosystem but yet reconcile the plans automatically to net S&OP is truly unique. It provides for enabling people to do their jobs faster, with freedom to add incite and capabilities not achieved with black box algorithm or tightly coupled synchronous ERP one size fits all approaches. Call us, challenge us you will gain huge rewards from using this approach


S&OP Distributed Master Planning Templates

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s&op_s5.jpg (19067 bytes)The DCRA Inc. patented S&OP planning templates (Master planning, distribution planning, S&OP, demand planning etc.) are a revolutionary method to perform sophisticated planning while requiring minimal training and the ease of use of a spreadsheet. These templates are checked out from the S&OP Planning Services Repository and downloaded to the user's desktop. They leverage an Excel spreadsheet front end that are controlled with backend, sophisticated in-memory time phased netting algorithms normally only found in high end advanced planning solutions. Your planners will love these solutions as they are easy to use, fast, and they work with Excel spreadsheets.  The planner can run many iterations of the plan on his / her desktop and then check it back into the repository for the entire organization / supply chain eco-system to use.  The planner can also save the plans into new spreadsheet names and create new templates that DCRA or your administrator can use to create new planning role based templates.


DLSV Supply Chain Console

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SupplyChainConsole.gif (27050 bytes)The DCRA team, through decades of experience, realizes every supply chain or implementation (internal and/or multi-enterprise) uses a different permutation and combination of order management systems, inventory management systems, shipment transport partners, and tracking solutions, not to mention planning and work-in-process production solutions. DCRA’s solutions are built to leverage Web Services, Traditional Messaging, SQL and other links to functional systems to get your solutions connected and make them visible to your partners, customers and operators.

Pre-certified partners include the latest in shipment tracking solutions, transportation providers, ERP order management systems, warehouse management systems, inventory systems, production planning systems and many other Supply Chain solutions.

DCRA Total Order Fulfillment Solutions for the Outsourced Supply Chain

Whether you are a heavy consumer of outsourced services or a provider of outsourced services, you will find the DCRA solutions provide strategic benefits with a rapid financial return.

DCRA, through its Total Order Fulfillment™ methodology, has worked with numerous clients to develop a unique set of solutions to assist our clients in deploying supply chain solutions rapidly and effectively. The DCRA Total Order Fulfillment Software solutions have been designed to provide rapid Return on Investment by enabling and or leveraging your outsourced supply chain – not trying to duplicate capabilities provider by your outsourced partners.

Diagram 1 illustrates the DCRA solution stack from the DLSV platform that enables distributed web service based software applications all the way to the top real-time order commitment solution that enables synchronization of a broad outsourced supply chain without the overhead and expense of traditional IT Enterprise or APS solutions.

In general DCRA has found our clients have a mix of pure outsourced capabilities with internally driven processes such as Sales and Operations Planning. Logistics providers benefit from our Order Commitment solution as they are able to relate their basic transport data to their clients real revenue and profit centers and manufacturers, retailers and distributors benefit enormously from the entire suite from the S&OP solution to the SC Console that manages the network to the Supply Chain Execution suite to store and persist a wide variety of extended enterprise data. DCRA will work with your team to only deploy what is necessary to accelerate a rapid financial return and to maximize your leverage of your existing assets.

Diagram 1. DCRA Total Order Fulfillment Solutions

Consulting firms find the DCRA solutions are very effectively used early in a client diagnostic, visioning, and deployment planning process to assist in rapidly creating value for our clients.

The DCRA DLSV platform provides significant leverage for new distributed enterprise applications. Whether it is extending your sales force automation to your CRM solution or linking your partners inventory and manufacturing to your customer fulfillment the combination of proven DCRA solutions, an open platform and leverage of significant standard tools will save time, minimize risk and create value faster than traditional approaches. Call us or inquire via the above inquiry forms and a DCRA representative will be glad to assist.

Diagram 2 illustrates the DCRA solutions ability to tightly synchronize your supply chain data whether it is sourced from vertically integrated ERP data or is provide by your outsourced partner. In addition the DCRA SC Console provides real-time mapping to numerous DCRA web service enabled service, software solutions and capabilities to provide you rapid solutions to your unique supply chain needs.

Diagram 2. DCRA Platform Web Service Solution Stack

The patented DLSV platform and Solutions turn the lights on and lets your team start making profitable decisions in a fraction of the cycle time of tradition approaches.