SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICON Industry
Consulting, Inc., a supply chain management solution specialist, today
announced Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading supplier of
integrated design and electronics manufacturing solutions (EMS), is using
ICON's SCM software to significantly improve production efficiency in a number
of its fulfillment centers.
"A desktop has a short shelf life," said Ben Poole, Strategic Programs
Manager at Sanmina-SCI. "We needed to create manufacturing execution schedules
in real-time which consider the complete demand and supply picture. The
ability to explode parts requirements on demand and tie into our warehouse
management systems, vendor managed inventory (VMI) hubs, and supply depots
allows Sanmina-SCI to develop a solution that accurately assesses 'clear to
build' status. This helps turn inventory quickly."
The system also provides Sanmina-SCI's vendors with the ability to
proactively manage their inventory within the VMI hub. ICON's VMI tool enables
vendors to visually view Sanmina-SCI's actual and forecast demand for their
products. The tool updates the information immediately after the customer
changes a forecast or actual order demand, so the vendor can adjust
accordingly. As a result, Sanmina-SCI has complete supply chain
visibility-enabling them to give firm and realistic commitment dates.
According to Vin Melvin, CIO of Sanmina-SCI, "ICON has proven to be a very
effective tool-set in supporting the requirements of our PC manufacturing
facilities. ICON's solutions are comparably quick to implement and work well
in even the most challenging of situations. The ICON implementation team
continually proves its competence and expertise in solving technical and
"ICON has enabled Sanmina-SCI to achieve faster and more efficient order
fulfillment," said Dr. Michael Keppler, CEO of ICON, "As a result they have a
competitive advantage in today's challenging marketplace. Because we are a
small, specialized company, we had the ability to work closely with
Sannima-SCI from inception to implementation, ensuring the solution met and
exceeded their expectations, while being both time and cost effective."
Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer
serving the fastest-growing segments of the $125 billion global electronics
manufacturing services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader,
Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering
unsurpassed quality and support to large OEMs primarily in the communications,
defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, computer
technology and multimedia sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically
located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the
company is available at www.sanmina-sci.com.
About ICON Industry Consulting, Inc.
ICON is a supply chain management solutions specialist. ICON's innovative
technology and proven methodologies help keep businesses nimble, competitive
and profitable at every point in the value chain. ICON's customers include
industry-leaders Agilient, BMW, DaimlerChryler, and Hewlett Packard. For more
information please visit www.icon-scm.com.
SOURCE Sanmina-SCI Corporation