Supply Chain Analysis
The challenges of supply assurance, cost containment, and risk management can make it difficult to run an efficient supply chain. Inventory can become bloated with extra parts or reserves that are needed to avoid service disruptions during emergencies; yet energy losses must be addressed quickly in order to remain profitable and compliant.
MicroStrategy gives energy and utility companies instant visibility into the end-to-end health and status of their supply chains. With critical KPIs and threshold-based alerts, organizations can monitor their complex, multi-tier supply chains so they can quickly identify and address inefficiencies related to energy losses, transportation, storage, inventory, costs, and more. For example, a power company can use our platform to quickly analyze transmission and distribution network data related to circuit length, transfer capacity, loss ratios, and location to better understand and optimize their supply chain performance. Companies can leverage powerful analytics to closely monitor fuel transportation, barrel storage capacity, and pipeline performance to improve their operations. Our platform can also be used to provide procurement departments and suppliers with a secure, common view of data related to on-time deliveries, order fulfillment rates, invoice accuracy, and defective inventory. These insights help organizations drive supply chain efficiencies, refine demand forecasting, and improve negotiations.