Last Friday at the CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Awards and 71st Annual Dinner, the WrxFlo and Bijur Delimon team won the CILT Award for Innovation. This recognition is a testament to WrxFlo’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in the logistics industry.
WrxFlo was founded in 2019 by business leaders with 40 years of global experience working in various positions from designing, building and running large multinational sites, in supply chain operations. WrxFlo identified a unique gap in the market by combining technology solutions and data insights with their experience in delivering specific business and customer outcomes.
WrxFlo specialises in helping businesses connect multiple data sources, build missing functionality and optimise their supply chain operations.
Using a People, Process, Technology framework, WrxFlo identifies gaps in both process and system functionality, integrates multiple Business systems (ERP’s, MES, CRM, CSV’s, and equipment) and develops tailored solutions to enhance efficiency throughout the supply chain.
WrxFlo simplifies and contextualises supply chain data, ensuring that the most complex of businesses operate on maximum efficiency.
WrxFlo deliver value in 3 key ways:
- Present existing data insights, from any source, automatically, real-time, maximising value that can be delivered from that data. We customise it to your needs.
- If critical source data is not available, we build the software solutions to collect that data.
- We are experienced problem solvers and will bring an operational point of view backed up with technology solutions.
As a result, WrxFlo’ s clients have seen significant improvements in manufacturing capacity, cost per unit, customer order fulfilment, and sustainability. For instance, some clients have reported a 40% increase in manufacturing capacity, a 30% reduction in transformation costs, a 98% decrease in overdue orders, and a 99% decrease in on-site paper usage. With their expertise in software solutions and supply chain, WrxFlo is a valuable partner for any organisation looking to optimise their operations. Its 30-strong team is based across Ireland, UK, Germany, China, India, and the US plan to expand this to 100 people by 2025 and work with medium to large multinationals across the globe.
The WrxFlo framework involves identifying gaps in process and system functionality, integrating various business systems, and developing tailored solutions to enhance efficiency throughout the supply chain. WrxFlo helps businesses connect multiple data sources and optimise their supply chain operations, making them more competitive in terms of output, customer experience, and winning work.
- From our customers perspective, we know what products they need for their developments. We know the quantities they need for their production and through supply chain, and most importantly, we know when they need it. But there’s more, we also know the lead times to get those products to them on the shelf.
- This is not only a nice to have this is becoming essential to actually keeping our customers running on a day-to-day basis.
- We can tap into that unique data, and we put this to use. We leverage the insights for our client’s teams in the field so they can start to have those conversations one by one.
- And that’s why we introduced our customer growth engine. Our customer growth engine helps our customers predict really accurately when their own customers require their products. We can vary the days when their customers actually need their products, which quantity and how and what the lead time would be for that product.
- We are actively working with these data driven insights, for our clients so that they can reach out to their customers and be there just when they need them. The reactions they are getting are so positive. Our clients are there just when customers need it, they love it, the reaction to NPS is going up tremendously, on our customer sites.
- For Salesforce, it really reduces waste. And we make Salesforce significantly more efficient because they are there when they need to be there for the customers.
- if we know exactly what our customers want, when they want it, they can also move back into change the volumes.
- We also have developed a digital demand forecasting tool. Our sourcing position is in the best shape ever. Because we know exactly which products need to be where, when. And obviously when we’re starting to optimize it,
- This will lower our customers working capital and it will increase our ability to bundle transportation having firstly great sustainability impact, but also huge cost impacts. And also puts WrxFlo’s customers in a much better position to manage our schools our transportation costs globally.
Bijur Delimon’s Digital Transformation Success Story
Bijur Delimon, a global manufacturing client with a facility in Ennis, Ireland, sought to enhance their operations further by improving process efficiency. They faced challenges with their existing Infor ERP system, including limited reporting capabilities, lack of visibility into real-time process performance, and difficulties in increasing factory capacity. In collaboration with WrxFlo, Bijur Delimon embarked on a journey of digital transformation to address these issues and unlock the full potential of their supply chain.
To meet Bijur Delimon’s requirements, WrxFlo implemented a range of modules through the supply chain. Each module was designed to optimise specific aspects of the operation, resulting in improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Some of the key outcomes achieved include:
- 40% capacity improvement.
- 99% reduction in sustainability practices.
- 20% reduction in cost per unit.
- 98% improvement in customer delivery.
- Winning new business contracts.
- Record-breaking revenues.
- Real-time visibility of all management metrics.
- Seamless implementation with no impact on factory operations.
- Fraction of the cost compared to implementing a new ERP system.
The Digitized practices that Bijur currently use include:
- Demand Forecasting: By leveraging advanced algorithms and historical data, the demand forecasting module accurately predicts future demand for Bijur Delimon’s products. This enables the company to anticipate customer needs and align their production, accordingly, ensuring optimal inventory levels and minimising the risk of stockouts or excess inventory.
- Material Planning: With improved material planning, the company can avoid delays caused by missing parts, enabling timely order fulfilment.
- Warehouse Management: This enables Bijur Delimon to optimise inventory storage, track stock movements, and streamline order fulfilment processes. By automating these tasks, the module eliminates manual errors, reduces lead times, and enhances overall warehouse efficiency.
- Production Scheduling: Bijur Delimon can create accurate and optimise production schedules. This module takes into account various factors such as machine availability, labor capacity, material availability, and customer demand to generate efficient production plans. By aligning production schedules with demand, Bijur Delimon can minimise production lead times and improve resource utilisation.
- Capacity Planning: It enables Bijur Delimon to determine the optimal capacity required to meet customer demand while considering resource constraints. With accurate capacity planning, Bijur Delimon can make informed decisions regarding resource allocation, ensuring optimal utilisation and avoiding underutilisation or overutilisation of resources.
- Digital Manufacturing: WrxFlo’s digital manufacturing module revolutionised Bijur Delimon’s production processes. It streamlines the entire manufacturing workflow, enabling automation, real-time data capture, and analysis. With this module, Bijur Delimon can optimise production schedules, monitor machine performance, and identify bottlenecks, ultimately enhancing overall efficiency and productivity.
- Quality Inspection: By proactively identifying and addressing quality issues, Bijur Delimon can deliver products that meet or exceed customer expectations.
- Financial Management: By integrating financial management with other modules, Bijur Delimon gains a holistic view of their financial performance, enabling better financial decision-making and improving overall financial efficiency.
- Logistics Planning: Bijur Delimon can reduce transportation costs, minimise delivery lead times, and enhance overall logistics efficiency.
- Reporting/Business Intelligence: With real-time access to critical information, Bijur Delimon can identify trends, detect anomalies, and continuously improve their operations.
To stay tuned for more exciting updates as WrxFlo continues to shape the future of logistics with innovation and digital transformation, follow the company on LinkedIn.