ArchLynk is excited to welcome WCS Consulting to the team.
We are thrilled to have united with WCS Consulting. At a time when businesses worldwide focus on effective supply chain planning in driving organizational success, joining forces with WCS Consulting is a welcome move for us to build integrated supply chain solutions catering to every unique need of our clients. This acquisition is a strategic decision that will help solidify our position as a premier provider of cutting-edge SAP solutions for digitizing global trade and supply chains of the future.
The SAP Supply Chain Service Providers market is diverse, with numerous companies offering different levels of expertise, capabilities, and services. This disparity can be attributed to numerous reasons, including expertise, scope of services, industry focus, geographic presence, etc. In a domain primarily serviced by general Systems Integrators, ArchLynk stands out by offering specialized, targeted domain knowledge backed with an extensive toolkit of Intellectual Property catering exclusively to the supply chain sector.
Why did ArchLynk Acquire WCS Consulting
Our vision is to empower our customers to achieve digital supply chain success and, in the process, lead the supply chain systems integration landscape. What sets us apart is our 20+ years of combined deep domain expertise across the supply chain ecosystem spanning industries and a geographical presence in NA, EMEA, and APAC regions. Strengthening our supply chain practice by bringing in a strong player like WCS Consulting is a foundational step towards future growth and our strong commitment towards providing end-to-end supply chain solutions to our customers.
WCS Consulting is widely recognized for its excellence in SAP IBP practice, which complements our existing capabilities to deliver end-to-end solutions across industries. WCS Consulting will further strengthen our extensive expertise in SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP Global Trade Services, Integrated Business Planning, and Business Networks for Logistics implementations and propel us to become a one-stop service provider of the full suite of SAP SCM solutions.
As we advance, the WCS team will be integrated into the Business Consulting & Planning unit within ArchLynk. Simon Tunmore, the current CEO of WCS, will be heading this business unit as the SVP. Both entities' customer bases are distinct, presenting a unique opportunity for us to cross-sell the diverse offerings providing renewed value to our customers and driving new revenue.
SAP IBP for Smarter Supply Chains
According to Gartner, organizations with mature supply chain planning capabilities can achieve a 10-30% reduction in working capital, a 20-50% reduction in stockouts, and a 10-20% increase in forecast accuracy. Mature supply chain planning capabilities are critical in enhancing overall supply chain functions by improving efficiency, responsiveness, and resilience.
SAP Integrated Business Planning is vital in helping organizations optimize their supply chain and business processes. It combines sales and operations planning, demand planning, supply planning, and inventory optimization into a single, unified platform. Businesses can leverage better decision-making based on real-time data aligned on strategic, operational, and tactical levels. From enhanced demand forecasting to better visibility and collaborations, SAP IBP can help organizations truly streamline supply chain operations. When combined with other SAP Supply Chain solutions, such as Transportation Management (TM), Business Network for Logistics (BN4L), Yard Logistics (YL), Global Trade Services (GTS), and Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), organizations can benefit from a comprehensive and integrated approach to supply chain management.
With this acquisition, ArchLynk is thus now better positioned to help customers leverage a comprehensive range of services that not only address their specific supply chain challenges but also drive digital transformation and continuous improvement. For our customers, this gives them a great opportunity to partner with a single service provider who can bring end-to-end Digital Supply Chain capabilities.
To learn more about the acquisition, read the press release.