Analytics & Recommendation

The first step of any engagement involves an in-depth analysis of our customers’ locations in order to determine the lowest-cost asset management solution to provide their greatest return on investment.

Analytics & Recommendation

Proper analytics means understanding the “who, what, where, when, why, and how” technology assets are used. Recommendations for areas of improvement are only possible when the right data is collected, accurate, and understood within the context of business requirements, usage history, and forward deployment plans. 

MDSi’s Current State Mapping & Analysis establishes a Current State of your technology asset lifecycle processes across its key asset stakeholder constituencies. MDSi will map and analyze existing business rules and processes involved in the Procurement, Forward Logistics, Support, and Reverse Logistics operations. Included in the mapping is an actionable roadmap outlining recommendations to achieve measurable financial and performance impact in all of these areas or in a defined area, as needed. An asset audit is performed to identify all assets, including the “lost or unknown”. All assets are triaged for next intended use, provided a unique identification, and made visible to eliminate any future duplication, lost, or overstock issues moving forward.

Mapping & Analysis establishes your priorities and quickly identifies areas that will result in immediate improvement. Ongoing, MDSi works with you to strategically implement proprietary tools and processes to ensure you have full visibility and a structure to see asset related problems on the horizon. You gain full asset lifecycle visibility, including net new inventory pricing and movement controls from Purchase Order to Final Destination. MDSi implementation has a proven track record to eliminate the following business concerns:

  • Duplication of asset purchases when existing inventory is available for redeployment but unknown to others
  • Lost inventory between Vendors, Forward/Strategic Stocking Locations, 3PL locations, and Field Destinations due to deployment tracking gaps, limited audit cycles, and untagged assets
  • Overpaying for new technology asset purchases
  • Engineers performing tasks outside their core responsibilities, including forward or reverse logistics, pricing negotiations, or supply forecasting functions
  • Supply Chain performing, intermediating, or facilitating technology configurations or site requirement functions
  • Missed deployment deadlines due to asset proximity to site or the time required to configure solutions
  • Inordinate levels of excess assets stored to support a geographic and/or business area
  • Payment of unnecessary taxes and facilities bills for owned assets that may never be put in use or have been already been retired
  • Excess assets depreciating and never put into use
  • Payments for new assets when damaged assets are still under warranty
  • Replacement of existing assets with new assets when repair is available as a lower cost alternative
  • Payment of additional freight for decommissioned assets destined for recycling
  • Lost revenues from the sale of excess assets at below market value
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