Strategy for the supply chain 4.0 era

io-group supports companies with supply chain strategy development, while meeting customer requirements. These requirements are optimally harmonized through supply chain design, which results in a competitive advantage for io-group.

As one of the leading technology consulting and planning companies, we provide expertise for production, logistics and supply chain management, as well as for architecture and IT projects.

We help our clients improve their supply and value chain with a wide range of services, from developing ideas into strategies, to implementing complex industry projects as a lead consultant.

SAP Logistics Advisory Service

Our io-SAP Advisory Services support you across the entire innovation supply chain lifecycle with a unique combination of business, industry, and SAP skills using a standardized approach and proven tools, accelerators, and methodologies.

Our structured plan allows you to:

  • Chart your implementation strategy
  • Establish an agile transformation strategy
  • Navigate a changing culture

Strategic Network Planning

As globalization continues, the framework and conditions of each market change. In order to stay competitive, the vertical integration of each site and the global footprint of your production network requires regular re-evaluation.

No matter if you are considering relocating production to a country with better regulatory conditions for your business, increasing automation at your present site, or focusing on your core competencies, io-group will support you in designing a matching production and logistics network.

Our supply chain designers develop network strategies and are experts in optimizing transportation cost. Data-driven and tool based, we determine the optimal setup for the supply and value chain, including:

  • Network optimization
  • Transportation cost optimization
  • Center of gravity

Manufacturing & IT Strategy

It is essential that operational areas are all integrated into the IT systems and automation processes when designing complex production processes.

We guide you through and coordinate the implementation of your IT systems from specifications drafting through to standard operations and acceptance tests.

The interfaces to the ERP systems (such as SAP), integration of the machinery, material flow control, and lab equipment are all considered when finding you the right implementation partner.

Industry 4.0 & IoT

The IoT is utilized to reshape industries and competitive landscapes because market leaders have recognized its ability to improve business outcomes. If you’re seeking to better understand who is using the IoT, and how it’s transforming their business, we encourage you to consult our team in Bethlehem.

Quality requirements increase not only concerning the products, but also concerning delivery times and adherence to delivery dates. Shorter product lifecycles and a volatile market environment will continually increase flexibility demands on the factories of the future. In parallel, the cost pressure from global competition increases as well.

Ensure success with our smart IoT solutions and start with an industry 4.0 maturity assessment.

SAP EWM Strategy

A supply chain and operational thought leadership

Most organizations benefit from combining their SAP EWM implementation with an opportunity to re-engineer and optimize their operational practices to drive business benefits. Equally, many EWM projects see the introduction of new warehouse and operational technology.

Because of this, a large amount of the value that a partner needs is added within thoughtful leadership and innovation in and around best and emerging practices, in conjunction with the capability of SAP EWM and established operational technology, such as mobile, automation and Internet of Things (IoT), as well as emerging technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Finding a partner with the right blend of experts from an operational, systems and technology background will enable resourcing models that bring the right people, to the right project, at the right time to deliver project success.

Inventory Optimization

Utilizing comprehensive strategies and refined tools, io-group develops innovative supply chains across industries. Whether analyzing where to allocate production, or determining the proper structure of a distribution network, we design flexible and robust solutions for our clients.

io-group: The life cycle expert for the supply and value chain

For more than 60 years