Whether your supply chain needs are simple or complex, AB&R can help. We approach every company’s challenges with detailed planning and a thorough assessment process designed to address your business’ unique needs. In order to design a successful solution, we perform a Solution Design Specification (SDS) that outlines the steps we need to take to execute our plan. This helps us address your supply chain issues at their source rather than just treat their symptoms.
Before we begin designing your solution, our team will take you through a solutions assessment, which is a series of questions about your operations. After you complete this assessment, we will examine your supply chain issues and highlight areas that our solutions can improve. AB&R may also recommend a site survey in this phase, which is when our team visits your site to see your operations and solution impacts first-hand.
After our visit, we’ll put together our findings and design your solution plan. This includes creating a step-by-step implementation plan we will follow to determine the best hardware and software solutions your needs. Our plan ensures that we properly install and configure each component of your solution, and that it operates to your expectations. Finally, we will make sure you and your team are set up for success, training your team and providing technical support.
Our SDS captures all the moving parts that make up your successful solution. Typically, our SDS will cover the following:
As we move through each phase of our SDS, you will be involved in every decision, and we will not move forward with implementing your solution until you agree to and feel confident with our project planning. We hope that throughout our work together, you will feel completely comfortable, informed and empowered.
When you are implementing brand new technology or you have complex solution needs, you will need an SDS. For example, this includes projects for RFID, Wireless, data collection, and software integration. Additionally, you may need an SDS if you’re new to barcoding, mobile device management, or hosting services.
We know that the technology we use works; however, we need to identify which technology will work best for you! The best solution for you will depend on your environment, what you want to achieve, current operations, and budget. With an SDS, AB&R can deliver the right supply chain hardware and software solution for your unique needs!
The SDS makes sure that your team and the AB&R team are working on the right things, at the right time, in the right way – resulting in mutual success; however, it is also important for these reasons:
For more than 40 years, AB&R has helped thousands of companies just like you optimize their supply chain. We stand by our SDS and guarantee that our solution will meet your needs. We’re here to help you succeed!
Visit your location to learn more about your specific requirements & conduct a professional site survey.
Test & validate various hardware, software and tags/labels to identify ones that will achieve your desired outcome.
Develop & deliver our Solution Design Specification (SDS), proving our recommendations and detailing the process we will use to achieve them.
Provide, for your approval, onsite test validation results and solution component budgeting costs to verify that our recommendations meet your criteria.
With your agreement, acquire selected equipment, software, supplies and services from the SDS. We will install, configure & calibrate to ensure the solution works to your expectations, before training your team.
With your acceptance, meet your expectations for installation, configuration, transition, validation, and support by delivering on data-driven expectations for performance and quality of the implemented solution.
Customer feedback requests on your experience with AB&R – we want it to be the best experience.
Quarterly Business Review meetings to discuss progress, success, outstanding issues that may need further assistance, and ways to further maximize your return on your investment.
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