As the world grapples with the severe health and humanitarian costs of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, its stark economic implications are also coming to bear. COVID-19 has disrupted business as we know it across multiple industries; none more so than the automotive sector and others in the industrial manufacturing sector. 

Having visibility from a supplier and dealer standpoint is critical to enabling informed decisions on procurement, manufacturing, sales and service. As the pandemic situation unfolds, the bifurcation of regions, districts and city/states into red, orange and green zones will be fluid. It’s critical to track the situation on a real-time basis and put agile decision-making processes in order.

We at KPMG in India, have developed the digital value chain risk insights service — powered by the KPMG Digital Signals Insight Platform (DSIP). The service provides mission-critical insights to manufacturers by intelligently integrating supplier, dealer, manufacturing data and integrating that with trusted government sources to generate intuitive, geo-tagged, real-time insights and alerts. The Value Chain Insights Platform can be easily and quickly integrated with your material and inventory data and enabled either on cloud or your premises through a light, efficient low-code environment. The DSIP capabilities on the platform power the real-time data scraping and integration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and other sites to ensure credible data on zoning is passed to the platform.

Some of the key features of this platform are:

  • Real-time, on-tap insights on your inventory pipeline to optimise production
  • Simulation capability to enable scenarios on zoning and availability to improve supply chain
  • Visibility into dealer inventory, spares and Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) to ensure that product availability and dealer performance are not compromised.

Significant potential benefits you will derive:

  • Chain visibility and insights – Trace the full chain of the product to assess potential impact of raw materials/parts to the final assembly.
  • Simulate sourcing strategy – Run what-if scenarios on current red and green zones to surface optimal scenarios for sourcing and managing commercial risk.
  • Component/product centrality analysis – Surface critical components by product line that may run out or affect your production plans by scanning inventory and orders across your suppliers.
  • Manage commercial risk – Uncover and proactively manage dealer side risk by analysing current inventory levels by product line and past performance of dealer to rationalise supply planning.