The EPIC tool serves as a collaborative platform for all supply chain knowledge sharing with a single source of information, resulting in quicker and more informed decision-making. EPIC sits on top of an organization’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and can simulate changes in supply and demand, and run real-time material requirements planning (MRP) scenarios in just seconds and store snapshots of history to enhance analytics for predictive planning. As a result, organizations can quickly correct supply chain problems such as sourcing or material delays, more easily identify opportunities for gains in efficiency, reduce expenses and improve customer service.
Many brands and retailers today lack the expertise and tools needed to define the necessary goals, processes and technologies that will allow them to transform their supply chains into profit centers capable of differentiating their company from the competition. ModusLink’s EPIC tool will help these organizations create a more responsive supply chain with improved end-to-end collaboration, enabling them to maximize the efficiency of their increasingly complex global supply chains.
EPIC enables the configuration of multiple, interconnected supply chain management and sales and operations processes. It balances demand and intelligence about supply chain operations quickly, collaboratively and in line with business objectives. Organizations can rely on EPIC as the backbone for all supply chain activities, including:
• Demand management, supply commitments and performance management
• Supply and demand balancing scenario simulations
• Business scenario assessments, including impact of demand and supply change and changes in attributed impact
• New product introduction planning