Manufacturing

We give Manufacturers the power of understanding that can lead to monumental enhancements across operations, to improve efficiency and improve profitability.

Our Expertise in Manufacturing

Many Manufacturers are adopting new solutions to increase profitability. The right technology can help with several areas, such as streamlining complex processes, improving planning and capacity, managing stock control, increasing productivity and improving promotional planning.

Simpson Associates is a full service analytics consultancy. We have worked with several Manufacturers, including Quorn, Aunt Bessie’s and Farrow & Ball. We have helped with a number of areas, including supply chain efficiencies and stock control, capacity and demand.

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Supply Chain Management and Efficiencies

Managing your supply chain and efficiencies is high on the priority list for many of the Manufacturers that we work with.

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Promotional Planning

For some Manufacturers, promotions such as buy one, get one free can lead to missed spend and missed profit margins.

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Predictive Maintenance and Planning

With political uncertainty and Brexit, Manufacturers must be able to do more with less, to reach those important profit goals.

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Financial Planning and Reporting

Many Manufacturers are still using excel spreadsheets and data from other disparate sources to conduct their financial reporting. This can be extremely time-consuming, taking days or weeks to forecast.

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Supply Chain Management and Efficiencies Icon Supply Chain Management and Efficiencies

Managing supply chain and efficiencies is high on the priority list for many Manufacturers we work with.

Some Manufacturers are moving away from the more traditional ERP and SCM systems, incapable of scaling to meet the challenges supply chains face today. Moving to Big Data analytics can increase efficiency, offering greater integration across the supply chain to improve order to cycle delivery times. Supply chain efficiency offers a greater intelligence of supply chain tactic strategies, able to influence financial objectives and offer greater traceability.

Simpson Associates help Manufacturers and Suppliers make better use of their data to improve efficiency and supply chain management, enabling you to make faster, deeper decisions. Gain the ability to innovate and grow – by spending less and knowing more.

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For some Manufacturers, promotions such as buy one get one free can lead to missed spend and missed profit margins. Ultimately this results in forecasts being reported incorrectly. Failing to plan promotions can be detrimental to your business; not only could you miss out on potential sales, but you could also be very likely to damage any relationship that you have built with your customers.

At Simpson Associates, we have collaborated with well-known manufacturers to implement a digital solution for promotional planning, leveraging customers analytics, and predictive analytics; along with data visualisation dashboards to enable deeper and faster decision making.

Featured Case Study: Farrow & Ball

" We can analyse the data however we wish, knowing that it’s a true representation. Reports can be run with instantaneous or next-day output, giving the sales team and other stakeholders the tools to do their job more effectively and responsively, and with total confidence in the figure."

Neil Spreadbury, Commercial Finance Manager
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With political uncertainty and Brexit Manufacturers must be able to do more with less, to reach those important profit goals. The combined pressure of downtime from failing machinery and the significant skill shortages to fix machinery could be can be disastrous and costly to your business.

Simpson Associates has the skills and expertise to equip your business with tools for Predictive Maintenance and Planning. This gives you better control of planning and scheduling and ultimately saves your business money with the ability to predict when a machine needs maintenance. Your business can ensure that machines are repaired only when required, saving costs from unplanned equipment downtime and reducing the need for technical resource.

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Many Manufacturers are still using excel spreadsheets and data from other disparate sources to conduct their financial reporting. This can be extremely time-consuming, taking days or weeks to forecast. The end report that may be full of errors, due to the sheer volume of data being extracted from numerous sources.

Gain greater control and insight, with a real-time platform that provides a clear line of sight to understand and guide business performance. Our solution enables Manufacturers to analyse and forecast quickly, more collaboratively, reducing the manual nature of many current financial planning processes. The result: greater accuracy and more time for analysis and adjustments, that will improve your financial reporting, as well as your operating and capital expenditure. Simpsons Financial Planning and Reporting solution for Manufacturers enables your business to model personal and production costs successfully and profitably.

 

Featured Case Study: Quorn Foods
Quorn Foods Farrow & Ball Bostik Brenntag
Giles Horwood
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