April 11, 2018

TCS recognised as a 'Leader' in Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning by two IDC MarketScapes

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New York | Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been recognised as a ‘Leader’ in Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning across strategy consulting, business process services and IT integration in two recent IDC MarketScapes1 pertaining to worldwide manufacturing supply chain planning.

According to the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning Strategy Consulting 2017 Vendor Assessment report, “TCS brings its Supply Chain Operations and Process Excellence (SCOPE) model that allows its Supply Chain Planning (SCP) team to engage with the customers as part of the planning process. It is a combination of a process model analysis framework and maturity model to understand the existing landscape of the customer business environment in their supply chain.”

Milind Lakkad, executive vice president and global head, manufacturing industry solutions unit, TCS, said, “In the Business 4.0 world, progressive manufacturing companies seeking to deliver a superior customer experience require agile and responsive supply chains backed by a robust and reliable planning process. Our leadership positioning in manufacturing supply chain planning is a recognition of our depth in supply chain planning, our ability to bring to bear the power of digital technologies to transform their operations and the resultant market success.”

TCS works with the world’s leading manufacturers, including a third of all Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, helping them embrace business innovation and advance their growth and transformation agendas. Leveraging its manufacturing domain expertise, business knowledge and transformation capabilities, TCS provides a comprehensive portfolio of services around supply chain transformation, spanning advisory, design, implementation and support services. TCS’ 3C framework for supply chain transformation delivers connected, collaborative and cognitive supply chains to large enterprises.

Industry specialists and supply chain experts from TCS’ manufacturing industry solutions unit work closely with technology specialists from the Digital Transformation Services practice to build next generation Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions that leverage digital technologies such as mobility, Internet of Things, block-chain, drones, robotics, Big Data analytics, machine learning and Cloud, and deliver greater visibility, agility and insights-driven decision making in areas like demand driven MRP, supplier collaboration, sourcing decision, track and trace, supply chain risk management, among others. These solutions and live proofs of concept are showcased at various digital labs set up by TCS around the world.

Simon Ellis, global VP, IDC Manufacturing Insights' Supply Chain Strategies Practice, the report's author, said, “Manufacturing organisations are looking to leverage a global partner with deep resources and strong capabilities in supply chain. TCS, with its vast experience of best practices in supply chain, digital and scalability to support global initiatives is strongly positioned to drive the most complex engagements in supply chain planning.”

Mr Lakkad added, “Our deep domain expertise, continuous focus on innovation and investments in building differentiated capabilities in supply chain planning have made us the preferred transformational partner to many of our manufacturing customers as they retool their supply chains to succeed in a Business 4.0 world.”

1 IDC Marketscape – “Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning Strategy Consulting 2017 Vendor Assessment,” by Simon Ellis (IDC #US43310317), December 2017

IDC Marketscape – “Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning Business Process Outsourcing and IT Integration 2017 Vendor Assessment,” by Simon Ellis (IDC #US43309817), December 2017