Improve Visibility, Velocity & Sustainability with our Supply Chain Solutions

Today’s global supply chain is highly connected and complex, demanding an efficient logistics network to move smoothly from design, through development, to delivery—and beyond.

 

 

Navigating the modern supply chain demands operating with unprecedented connectivity and unparalleled velocity. Success demands the Intelligence of Things®. Our supply chain management services and solutions empower organizations like yours to achieve cost efficiencies, speed time to market and improve customer experiences. What’s more, we deliver support through forward and reverse logistics to extend your reach to your customers.

 

Our scalable distribution and service network connects end users, marketplaces, retailers, distributors and business customers. The result is improved visibility with less waste and overhead and a more stable, balanced supply chain, responsive to constantly changing market demands.

 

We work closely with you to provide end-to-end support using the Intelligence of Things® including:

 

  • End-to-end supply chain modeling & simulation

  • Cost and risk management with advanced sourcing & planning

  • Real-time, end-to-end visibility with active tracking

  • Customization through configure to order manufacturing and postponement

  • Improved customer satisfaction with global spare parts management

  • Dynamic transport management, including direct order fulfillment

  • Returns, repairs and recycling through reverse logistics

 

Commodities Reports

Flex is an industry leader and global partner of more than 16,000 suppliers. We develop quarterly commodity market intelligence reports that provide intelligence on pricing and capacity on various commodities, as well as lead time trends to equip teams with supply/demand matching to ensure business continuity. Some of the commodities we examine most closely are:

 

  • MLCCs and other Passive Components

  • Memory & Mass Storage

  • Electro-Mechanical

  • Connectors

  • Cables

  • Raw Materials

 

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Leveraging cross-industry expertise to deliver innovative custom solutions.

 

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End-to-End Supply Chain, Modeling and Logistics Network Optimization

Our extensive knowledge of best-in-class supply chain networks spans industries & products – we leverage this expertise to design and optimize the physical, financial and information flows of your supply chain.
 
We help you determine the right number and location of suppliers, manufacturing sites, and logistics and distribution centers. The result is a supply network that provides the right balance of flexibility and cost efficiency, while also meeting the requirements of a dynamic market.
 
We help you take the guesswork out of implementing changes across your supply chain. Our advanced simulation and analysis tool allows you to see and analyze the effects of those changes in real time. This internally developed tool enables us to work with you to test the robustness of a proposed solution against key macroeconomic factors to aid executive-level decision-making.

 

 

 

Advanced Sourcing and Planning

We leverage our visibility across industries and markets to proactively source the Intelligence of Things®. Our procurement and sourcing decisions are informed by market intelligence, like price and lead time trends, that we derive from internal and external data sources.
 
When you engage with Flex, we ensure you have the right components and technologies from the right suppliers at the right time that optimize total solutions value – all while maintaining our high quality and delivery standards.
 

Supply chain -active tracking of your supply chain networks at the Pulse center

 

Active Tracking

Successfully managing the modern supply chain demands real-time visibility across your sourcing, transportation, manufacturing and inventory. Flex Pulse™ is our leading-edge software-based visualization tool that digitizes your global supply chain from end to end and identifies events that might impact supply chain efficiency.
 
We source real-time data from a variety of systems to identify your biggest risks and opportunities and quantify the impact of those changes on your supply chain. Empowering our network of 5,600 internal users with real-time data means faster, more distributed decision making when it comes to resolving the issues affecting your supply chain. The result is less friction in your global supply chain, leading to increased asset velocity. Our global visibility mitigates global, regional and local risk.
 
Dedicated Flex PulseTM around the world are collaborative environments staffed by our supply chain experts to monitor and analyze the insights the tool provides. Flex Pulse™ gives you a comprehensive supply chain view, integrating inbound transportation, demand, inventory monitoring, manufacturing, quality, and delivery – ultimately increasing asset velocity and streamlining cost.
 

 

Postponement & Configure to Order (CTO) Manufacturing

The modern market demands a new level of agility. Configure to Order (CTO) manufacturing allows you to remain agile in offering customers greater levels of customization.
 
Success in CTO manufacturing requires the right blend of stability and flexibility in your supply chain. We offer the freedom to respond to fluctuating market demands without sacrificing cost efficiency and quality. A robust global supply chain and unrivaled manufacturing expertise make us the trusted partner of companies seeking CTO support.
 
We offer in-region centers to facilitate configuration and manage inventory, so you can rapidly react to changing market demands.

 

 

Global Spare Parts Logistics

Outsourcing your spare parts logistics enables you to focus on your business and core competencies. We manage millions of parts around the world, serving billions in customer revenue; we know better than anyone that velocity is a key factor in service parts logistics. Our in-region centers around the globe store and manage your spare parts inventory, ensuring you have the right parts in the right place at the right time. Parts on hand means faster service and repair, less downtime, and that means more satisfied customers for you.
 
We’ll support the planning and procurement for your spare parts as well as manage dispatching them to wherever you need them to go – from OEMs, repair vendors or field service engineers.

 

 

Transport Management

In a highly connected world, customer relationships extend beyond the point of purchase. You need a partner whose business extends beyond manufacturing.
 
Our comprehensive transportation network spans the globe to get your product where it needs to go, quickly and efficiently – whether that’s to retailers, distributors or directly to your end customer. We’ve extended intelligence to the supply chain to allow you to keep tabs on your shipment through end-to-end tracking.

 

 

Reverse Logistics

Our global service parts, returns and repair networks provide a robust and scalable distribution and service network that connects end users, distributors and retailers. We manage the logistics of returned goods, by receiving them in one of our 30 dedicated centers, screening for faults and facilitating repair, sourcing replacement parts as necessary, and redistributing to support the flow of goods back into the supply chain.
 
We offer extensive repair capabilities, including work at the whole unit, PCBA (printed circuit board) and component levels. Standardized solutions across our repair and service sites worldwide facilitate quick in-region turnaround. Our commitment to a smarter, more sustainable future is reflected throughout our global supply chain. We facilitate sustainable recycling in service of a circular economy.
 

 

 

 

Whether you are a global enterprise with multiple product lines or a start-up planning your first product launch, our configurable services can be tailored to meet your unique needs at scale.

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