A US government client faced three primary supply chain vulnerabilities:
- Lack of real-time visibility and control over the components and microelectronics that went into electronic devices procured by the Department of Defense (DoD).
- Inadequate sources of supply and difficulty comparing new and existing authorized sources of supply.
- Insufficient means of assessing security or product integrity risk.
Our supply chain provenance solutions gave the client real-time visibility and control over the components and materials of their supply chain. It enabled them to identify authorized distributors, alternative manufacturers & sources of supply, as well as to better characterize and quantify risks.
The solution also addressed security and data governance challenges, ensuring product integrity and end-use customer safety at DoD. Utilizing our multi-dimensional approach to data curation, we implemented a fully customizable dashboard that displayed comprehensive risk analysis for electronic devices. We identified unknown components, mapped Bills of Material and tracked supply chain provenance. SDX also ascertained discreet & aggregate risk profiles, including:
- Country of origin
- Authorized distributors
- Manufacturers of the components
- Current inventory levels
- Custom curated risks fields
We used role-based risk profiles and configurable risk weightings to give functional users the flexibility to filter the data and sources of risk.
Our solution gave the government client a comprehensive risk breakdown of supplier & component attributes, discreet & composite risk profiles and real-time supply chain provenance discovery.
Key deliverables included the ability to:
- Understand part attributes Positive/Negative (P/N) Characteristics (price, voltage, package, mount, footprint, etc.).
- Rapidly identify authorized distributors, alternative manufacturers & sources of supply.
- Forecast the obsolescence of components using Years to EOL Algorithm.
- Identify alternative suppliers, P/Ns.
- Monitor, in real-time, supplier inventory levels and price.
- Make educated component selections through standard risk analysis and scoring for microelectronic components.
- Aggregate risk analysis over an assembly’s detail parts.
About Exiger & Supply Dynamics
Recently acquired by Exiger, Supply Dynamics provides Fortune 500 manufacturers with real-time visibility and control over the material requirements of their extended supply chain. Supply Dynamics’ product, SDX, is a highly secure, multi-tier supply chain collaboration platform, designed for complex, distributed manufacturing supply chains. To learn more, read about Exiger’s recent acquisition of Supply Dynamics to Create the First End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility and Supplier Risk Management Solution here and learn more about our products here.