To ensure a smooth-running supply chain, it is pivotal that your origin vendors perform.
Through our global network, we are able to provide local support to your vendors, which helps to ensure their needs and processes are considered and catered for, fostering good relations and promoting a healthy supply chain.
Horizon can act as your “eyes and ears” on the ground, managing communication with your vendors and checking status of orders, whilst still in production.
Supported by our enterprise supply chain system, hicloud Supply, purchase order data is captured directly from your ERP at SKU and quantity level. Immediately, a “critical path” is applied, enabling you to accurately forecast final delivery dates at destination. This includes the projected “ex-works” date – when you should expect the order to be completed and made available by your vendor.
In the event that the ex-works date changes or the order is incomplete, we will alert you immediately, enabling you to take appropriate action or prepare contingencies.
vendor scorecards & ELIMINATING BOTTLE NECKS
Bottlenecks occur everywhere in manufacturing companies; they happen in production, distribution, fulfilment and other functions within a supply chain.
What is needed is visibility into the supply chain to determine where bottlenecks occur. Gaining visibility requires capturing data from end to end; from the supply chain and inventory management all the way through to the completion of the manufacturing process.
Accessing the right information to make smart decisions in the supply chain is one main reason why the demand for big data has grown so much — and so rapidly. Big data can offer valuable insights into all kinds of patterns and processes. KPI Analysis such as vendor on-time performance, order completion, order accuracy are key measures in helping you to identify where bottlenecks are occuring and what action you need to take.
Supported by hiCloud Supply, Horizon is able to provide you with key data in the shape of a series of vendor scorecards. This helps clients to present clear, accurate factual KPI information to vendors, rather than simply refer to anecdotal, easily-disputed feedback.
Such scorecards have helped many of our clients to identify non-performing vendors and remove them from their supplier list or to negotiate more favourable terms.
Supply chains that move with the times. We’ve helped our customers to increase efficiency, achieve significant cost reductions and deliver a competitive edge.
Good process leads to real results. At Horizon, we combine a process-driven approach with action to deliver measurable business value. So you can be more efficient, leaner & more agile, enabling you to free up cash flow, save money & deliver smarter.
By becoming a natural extension of your business, we can deliver true value, allowing you to focus on your core activities with the assurance that your supply chain is fully optimized.
The client supplies corporate branded merchandise to motor racing teams, competing in a global championship. Merchandise is required by pop-up concession stores at each race circuit and must be delivered in advance of the race weekend, lasting just 4 days. Timeframes are tight and must be met.
The challenge was to provide inventory management of 500 product lines across multiple storage locations, receiving of client orders (24/7/365) and dispatching directly to theatres within agreed timescales.
Each event and tour is completely different and so the supply chain requirement is bespoke every time. Many sites have limited equipment and loading / unloading restrictions and operating times.
Our client approached us with a project to supply corporate merchandise packs to over 100 recipients, all private individuals, across the globe on behalf of a tech giant. The challenge was to manage all local customs & tax requirements as well as deliveries to customer door whilst avoiding involvement from the end-customer.
Books are required to support specific museum exhibitions and therefore timing is critical. Orders are placed to ensure that completion dates coincide. Orders are delivered to two US and one UK location.
Horizon International are pleased and proud to have worked closely with Josh Renouf, founder & designer of the amazing Barisieur from his initial Kickstarter product launch to over 2,000 global backers through to his evolution into an eCommerce and Retail business.