Supply Chain Solutions

At Alliance, we understand the challenges associated with delivering large network builds across extensive geographies. We minimize the risk to our customers by reducing the variability inherent in every supply chain. Alliance Corporation specializes and focuses only on wireless telecommunications specific projects.

An Integrated Approach to Lean Supply Chain

Our process centric approach to lean supply chain management is focused on a highly integrated solution. We operate as an extension of our customers’ supply chain.

Alliance Supply Chain

  • Planning
  • Procurement
  • Warehousing
  • Value Added Services
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Network Build

Core to our approach is the belief that Alliance delivers the best value to our customers when we deliver the highest reliability at the lowest possible cost. A highly integrated approach eliminates the process overlaps or non-value added activities and ensures there are no gaps in the end-to-end process. The elimination of “friction” in the supply chain increases throughput speed, reduces costs, and results in a higher quality outcome.

Planning and Procurement – A Proactive Approach

Our experience has taught us that the quality of the outcome is greatly influenced by the effort put into developing the initial plan. The Alliance team is experienced in collaborating with our customers while they are still in the solution design phase. We can provide input in the areas of sourcing, procurement, supply chain network design and management.

An integrated approach to planning and procurement allows us to eliminate process gaps and overlap amongst the various supply chain partners. This method, along with Alliance’s procurement leading practices, allows Alliance to procure and supply material for multiple site projects based on a collaborative forecast. This forecast considers the potential requirements of the customer over the defined planning horizon, as well as the known constraints of the supplier community. The outcome is the right product, at the right place, at the right time and at the lowest possible cost.

Warehousing to Order Fulfillment – Value Added Delivered

Cost, scheduling and quality issues can quickly escalate if not managed in an integrated manner. When considering large network builds several key supply chain challenges exist. They include:

  • Proximity to spare parts
  • Coordination of activities across many stakeholder groups
  • Ability to rapidly adjust to changes in build plans
  • Technology/Data integration
  • Optimize on-hand inventories
  • Real time inventory visibility
  • Quality Assurance
  • Minimize freight costs
  • Product returns and spare parts programs
  • Reverse logistics
  • Post build support

Our Enterprise Resource Planning application, Streamline, is a fully integrated Materials Management application with full warehouse management capabilities including product receiving via wireless bar code reading, slot management, lot control, quality holds, pick tickets and inventory cycle counting to ensure on-hand inventory is always accurate.

Highly experienced individuals staff our warehouse facilities. These people are certified in delivering value added services and in the Alliance inventory management and shipping procedures.

We believe that an effective warehouse management process starts with an obsession with organization and process discipline. Our facilities follow the 5S methodology. Borrowing from the principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma process control, we have implemented the Alliance Way of operating our facilities. The results are less waste, more accurate outcomes and pride in workmanship.

Network Builds – An Emphasis on Execution

Whether you prefer to pick-up at our locations or would prefer that we manage getting the product to its final destination, Alliance will ensure the product is available when you need it. We have developed strategic relationships with transportation companies across the Americas. These relationships enable us to offer highly competitive freight rates and several alternatives for rapid deployment when required. Whether you need to cross dock materials or execute a rapid merge in-transit strategy, our warehousing and transportation partnerships enable Alliance to ensure the product is delivered in the quickest and most cost effective manner.

Often, customers will ask us to manage their spare parts and/or returns programs on their behalf. Drawing on our long term partnerships with these suppliers we can ensure returns and product replacements are handled effectively. Drawing on our experiences with customers throughout the Americas, we work with our customers to determine appropriate critical spare programs.