2017 IAAA Finalist: Assurance of Supply Center – Excellence through Supply Network Optimization

Caterpillar’s Assurance of Supply Center (ASC) combines world class supply network modeling and monitoring of past, present and future conditions throughout a global network of suppliers, assembly locations, dealers and customers. This gives Caterpillar a strategic advantage through complete situational awareness to issues that would otherwise impact complete, timely, and profitable product delivery. In this session we will examine the radical change in supply network performance management made possible by Caterpillar’s ASC initiative, and discuss some of the critical obstacles faced and opportunities discovered on our journey from concept to ongoing deployment.