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SUPPLY

CHAIN

PERFORMANCE

MANAGEMENT

SOFTWARE

CASE STUDIES

Burcas Limited

Burcas Limited utilises Online Inventory Management by XACTIO to generate efficiencies in the aerospace and defence supply chain.



Burcas, a leading UK precision engineering company, has implemented the XACTIO web portal to support Kanban ‘push-pull’ in the supply chain. Customers can now view stock availability and costs in real time. This has enabled some customers to reduce their stock holding by a six figure sum.

The need to accurately monitor real time supply chain performance cost effectively provided the driving force for Burcas to develop and implement the XACTIO web portal as part of a major supply chain development programme based on the Kanban push-pull principle.

The XACTIO web portal supports a wide range of supply chain activities but the initial focus for the Burcas development was in three main areas:





Tighter control over inventory and real time visibility of stock availability Burcas utilised the Xactio Inventory Module to enable customers of any organisation within the supply chain to have automated access to current information on costs, usage To be able to show stock availability to customers who are serviced by Burcas’ Inventory Management Systems, and to ensure that the Suppliers performance are improved. To accurately monitor real time supply chain performance cost effectively, enabling Burcas to supply Kanban customers ‘on time in full’ Burcas worked with the web portal XACTIO, which was implemented and full visability of inventory was available. Burcas Limited utilises Online Inventory Management by XACTIO to generate efficiencies in the aerospace and defence supply chain. (current and historic) and inventory levels. “ One of our key customers has 30 users regularly accessing the system. Senior management frequently say that they wish that all their suppliers had Xactio installed as they have found no other way of seeing how much is on the shelf.” Tony Davies, Consultant Engineer, Burcas

Integration of the XACTIO web portal with the Burcas MRP system to give immediate access to accurate and current data on cost, usage and stock The XACTIO Portal has become a central platform within Burcas for customer and supplier communication. The information held by the Portal is directly linked to the Burcas MRP system – Progress Plus via the XACTIO Link module. Customer and suppliers are able to access a broad range of information on stock level, costs and usage. “XACTIO is integrated with the Progress MRP system and this enables our customers to see their stock and how it is moving plus their total spend. Everyone that we talk to is very positive about the system.” Tony Davies, Consultant Engineer, Burcas

Improved quality of supply chain reporting Burcas uses the quality reporting module of XACTIO - QCD&R (Quality, Cost, Delivery and Responsiveness) to identify how well each supplier is performing. Results are produced graphically and also show a rolling average of performance over a six month period.

In addition to the benefits already generated within the Burcas supply chain, the increased visibility of supply chain information and the efficiencies generated have also enabled a ‘better customer and supplier experience’. The increased visibility has also enabled some customers to reduce their stock holding by a six figure sum.

There are a number of additional modules within the XACTIO portal and Burcas will be implementing upgrades later this year.

to ensure that the Suppliers performance are improve  THE PROBLEM

To be able to show stock availability to customers who are serviced by Burcas’ Inventory Management Systems, and to ensure that the Suppliers performance are improved.

to supply customers on time and in full  THE CHALLENGE

To accurately monitor real time supply chain performance cost effectively, enabling Burcas to supply Kanban customers ‘on time in full’

Xactio supply chain management portal  THE SOLUTION

Burcas worked with the web portal XACTIO, which was implemented and full visability of inventory was available.