FOOTPRINT & NETWORK DESIGN
As with any other engineering services within supply chain, the strategic and network design is of paramount importance. With cash logistics and the specialised nature and requirements, it is even more important than usual to ensure a fully integrated design leveraging of the in-sourced and out-sourced capabilities of suppliers.
End-to-end integrated network design, considering supply and demand points (incl. retail, wholesale, self-service channels, devices) with detailed growth strategies;
The Fourier-E team operates as cash supply chain specialists, having successfully transformed and influenced several cash management strategies and operations over recent years. Given our extensive experience in other industries and the financial sectors, we have been designing, operationalising and improving cash supply chain capabilities in all the major South African retail banks.
DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS
By nature of the product, cash transportation is major cost element in the supply chain making up to 30 – 40% of the total costs. Given the different requirements and channels, duplication and inefficiencies are prevalent, requiring new and innovative approaches;
Vehicle scheduling, configuration, routing and planning
SLA and Contract Management
Holding and inventory cost are a major cost element in the supply chain, and require continual optimisation to offset increased interest rates, whilst balancing with quality of service and transportation costs.
Over the years, our engineering services have been developed to offer and create strong capabilities challenging traditional and dated approaches:
Forecasting and Replenishment capabilities planning for all channels, optimised for Cost-to-Serve
Value based approach, to maximise value from the service and cost elements
SALES & OPERATIONAL PLANNING
CASH CENTRE MANAGEMENT
Velocity in cash centres are critical to reduce the amount of cash needed to balance supply and demand, and this is an area where our engineering services have obtained leverage from strong manufacturing experience to ensure optimal operations.
It is believed that a negative cash inventory cycle is possible, given optimal designs:
Facility Layout and process design to match localised requirements
Optimisation of arrivals, staffing, processing, machines and balanced risk approach
Decisions made in the cash supply chain are dependent on up and downstream operations. Legacy systems and silo thinking failed to integrate operations, and we as Fourier-E have developed products and solutions to assist with intelligent and balanced decision making.
Single view of cash (end-to-end)
CMART (Cash Measuring and Analytical Reporting Tool)
SLA and Performance Management Dashboards
END-TO-END VISIBILITY & INTEGRATION
OPERATIONAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
Given the increased pressure and focus to be effective and efficient, and the integrated approach required, Fourier-E provides competent staff to perform certain functions on behalf of clients to address capacity and capability constraints.
Performance of day-to-day operations (incl. compliance, balancing, planning and fault resolution and escalation)
Management Information systems for insourced and outsourced solutions