About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta offers a broad range of high quality products and services through three business lines: multi-functional peripherals and printers through their IT Equipment Business, the Industrial Material and Equipment Business, and the Healthcare Business.
The Challenge and Benefit
At Konica Minolta, the IT Business Technologies team was struggling to get a quick and comprehensive view of the global supply chain network. They didn’t have visibility into the impact of supply and demand changes on the business. As well, attaining agility and alignment across the supply chain was difficult.
As a result, the supply chain group decided to leverage new technology that could meet all of their needs. They wanted to have more supply chain planning and analytics capabilities to create the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management and S&OP processes.
The first thing that caught our eye was that RapidResponse had so many SCM capabilities within the single system. Moreover, we liked that by leveraging the solution’s in-memory engine and embedded supply chain analytics we could do deep, but quick analysis on a daily basis and calculate things like total cost, not just total inventory. RapidResponse had a structured method for performing collaborative analysis so that we could speed up response times. And, we were also pleased with the price of this solution given all the capabilities it offered