OM Partners is delighted to announce that Bridgestone Europe and bluecrux won the Supply Chain Award – Project of the Year 2016 handed out by PICS-VIB.
The winning Visibility Project is the result of a collaboration between Bridgestone and consulting company bluecrux. It was initiated 2,5 years ago to improve Bridgestone’s end-to-end visibility on product availability and supply chain reliability with a clear financial contribution to both top and bottom line.
The implementation created the ultimate linked supply chain by bringing Bridgestone’s customers closer to the manufacturing plants. By connecting production planning, distribution planning, transport planning and available-to-promise processes, it is giving the final customer more visibility on future product availability, increasing customer satisfaction and sales in a B2B environment. On top of that, the tire manufacturer managed to reduce costs and improve competitiveness.
The implemented solution links OMP Plus as the planning optimization and visibility tool to the business’ commercial ERP system, SAP ECC.
Anneleen Tronquo, Partner at bluecrux, says: “This project is a unique story of a focused and motivated team – delivering ahead of time, within budget and with significant impact both for Bridgestone Europe and its customers.”
Luc Schepens, Partner at OM Partners, adds: “This award is an incredible acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of all parties involved. We would like to congratulate Bridgestone and bluecrux, and thank them for the smooth collaboration.”
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU) is a regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe employs about 12.500 people in Europe. The European headquarters are based in Brussels.
bluecrux is a team of talented, experienced consultants with a passion for supply chain & operations. The agency represents a new way of doing business consultancy, based on a unique combination of personal commitment, a customer- focused attitude, and a hands-on mentality.
Luc Schepens, Partner
Phone: +32 3 650 22 11