ADecTec: Radically Magnifying Profitability through Mathematical Optimization

Date:   Thursday , May 07, 2015

Albeit senior management can notice axiomatic symptoms akin to exorbitant operational and supply chain costs, it is humanely impossible for them to manually heal the efficiency leakage to make business processes more profitable. Hence, ADecTec, a platform-based agile operational planning & business analytics company, provides tools to enhance their visibility to clearly understand the problem and aids them to identify potential opportunities and formulate future roadmap much more efficiently using mathematical modelling, predictive analytics, statistical evaluation and optimization techniques, rather than using just experience and gut feeling. For instance, a major consumer products manufacturer needed to ensure whether their product sourcing network would meet service commitments at optimal cost after making a huge capital investment. ADecTec, enabled them to save over an eye-popping $20 million in logistics and transportation costs by optimizing their network and verifying customer service levels with simulation. They also modelled and optimized the product sourcing and inventory structures, thus endowed the manufacturer with the confidence to execute the investment.

There is vast amount of data inside the wall of the company, which is either inaccessible or inexistent to customer\'s knowledge. Utilizing proprietary business intelligence techniques and enterprise integration methodologies, ADecTec integrates the data structure right from shop floor level and feed it to corporate level to enable senior management to make informed strategic decision to increase productivity. For greater agility, the company breaks the whole operation into smaller pieces to take requirements, build, test and deploy on cloud or traditional infrastructure according to customer\'s desire and willingness to embrace the infrastructure cost and support.

Customer-Centric Application Development

More often than not, customers fail to mention all their requirements. Hence, ADecTec goes the extra mile to understand customer\'s business process; thanks to its people with vast experience and profound domain expertise in field service operations and manufacturing supply chain distribution. \"Clients must have invested a lot of thought, practice and training into their existing systems, which are aligned with their processes. Hence, we perform diagnostic exercises to unearth the missing pieces in customer\'s internal tools and augment them with our toolsets to magnify their sustainability. Thereby customers attain a far powerful system within reasonable consulting dollars, instead of spending hefty capital expenditure in purchasing a new system,\" explains Dr. Ram Pandit, CEO, ADecTec, who has authored several patents on business process planning and holds a Ph.D. in operational research and about quarter century of industry experience.

After a scrupulous cost discussion analysis with customer\'s team, the company aids customers to decide which portion of their transaction system and interfaces with existing application suites needs consultation and complementation. But for smaller customers who doesn\'t have an ERP system in place, ADecTec implements a brand new system with data based application that tracks all information to make a difference in opportunity statements, forecasting, capacity planning, order fulfilment, shipping, labour scheduling, inventory policies among others. Unlike other vanilla application providers who turn their backs on customers once the package is delivered, the company\'s implementation & development team and subject matter experts coordinate with customer\'s IT team to ensure same level of standards and handholds them throughout the road to sited milestone to implement its customer-centric application development tailored to their needs. Moreover, since ADecTec has numerous vertical-specific core modules readily available for aerospace, logistics, paper, plastics and IT services, it just needs a few tweaks as opposed to re-building the whole app from scratch.

The company\'s comprehensive platform built on Microsoft technology has numerous models encompassing demand generation, demand management forecasting, shipping and client management among others; thus enabling customers to create demand, plan & take orders and price & place them to their customers. ADeTec also has manufacturing level tools for manufacture planning, machine scheduling with diverse equipments and tooling. And at corporate level, the company has high-level long range capacity planning model, sales & operations planning model supported with elaborate dash boarding capability and alerting mechanisms. To avoid information overload, these dashboards can be personalized to present similar data with different modification from diverse suites to various people.

The development center in Delhi is enriched with experts who have up to 20 years of software development experience. The U.S. office in Georgia, which handles business operations, has adept people with decades of experience in supply chain manufacturing, field services, lean, six sigma, theory of constrains, operational optimization and sales & marketing among others. ADecTec bridges this gap with its project managers and IT staff in U.S. to ensure that U.S. customers have seamless interface with the company. Likewise, the company has a team on ground in India, who directly caters to Indian clients and to U.S. clients who have IT centers in India. Currently ADecTec\'s primary focus is on increasing the profitability of clients by sharpening its applications to become more user-friendly and robust. The company aims to emerge into one of the best in operation planning & business analysis arena, so that it becomes the first company to strike in the minds of people who seek assistance in that area. ADecTec wishes to strengthen its brand and footprint with high-level of customer satisfaction.