What problems we are trying to solve?

We have spoken to numerous companies and they all say same things such as:

"We need to invest time on insights and action, rather than spreadsheets."

"I would like to be able to foresee and prevent a problem instead of dealing with its aftermath"

The most common response we hear from our clients is that they've not just got timely and more detailed visibility of their operations, but also how much management time they got freed up and can now use to make and act upon better informed decisions

What do we add to our clients?

Decision Impact Pyramid

Market intelligence as well as vertical and horizontal
collaboration opportunities enable superior
performance and customer service across the network

Demand forecasting and supply chain planning tools
provide a set of solid but often unconnected views of logistics operations going forward

Seamlessly connected historical and forecasted
views provide foundation for statistical analysis
and enable issue prevention.

Complex analyses require investment in the
development of bespoke in-house BI tools and still
require support by significant manual and off-line spreadsheets

Automated and proactive analytical tools drive
focus on most impactful initiatives, save management
time and enhance decision making.

Laborious data collection and reconciliation work
often limits the depth and relevance of analysis and
results in sub-optimal decision making

A granular dataset supports bottom-up analysis and
enables development of actionable and sustainable opportunities.

Simplified historical views put a lot of emphasis on
ad hoc models and drive choices from a limited
number of options supported by "gut feel" decision making

Consolidated from a number of sources and cleansed DataShard provides a comprehensive and up-to-date
fact base.

How do we engage with our clients?

Our collaborative engagement style combines advantages of Software as a Service business model with consultative input.

It this approach offers:

  • flexibility to prototype in order to understand benefit drivers and use cases;
  • clarity of the economic benefit case and organisational impact prior to "go" decision;
  • rapid deployment and functionality tailoring to facilitate adoption and sustainability;
  • buy-in from stakeholders to support collaboration and maximise impact;
  • perfect fit with the best-of-breed strategy with no need for capital expenditure;

How does our approach differ?

Traditional approach

A traditional approach typically follows a sequence of steps that is repeated every time a project is initiated. It's highly inefficient because of:

  • repetitive data collection and cleansing processes which take time
  • processed data lives in spreadsheets and has no after-life
  • data manipulations that create too much room for error

VCL's approach

Our approach is designed to enhance sustained operational processes through:

  • Systems' interfaces automatically execute robust data cleansing and consolidation routines on a 24hr update cycle;
  • supply chain focussed visualisation and analytics define opportunities more effectively;
  • constantly evolving platform will offer growing functionality and enhanced capabilities