Siemens Industries is centralising its supply chain modelling and has selected Barloworld Supply Chain Software for supply chain modelling, network design and optimisation.
Siemens has more than 500 distribution centres round the world and in the past has optimised its supply chain on a regional or national basis.
Karl-Heinz Butz, head of network development (global warehouse network) said: “The Siemens supply chain is multi-layered and complex. Following a discovery project last year, we took the decision to invest in a system which would help us to simplify our supply chain, carry out feasibility checks and model new parts of the network we were proposing.
“We believe that CAST will enable us to harmonise our processes by centralising the design of our supply chain and providing us with a roadmap to reduce cost and improve our service.”