Historically, the streams of material entering the supply chain are the result of multiple forecasts that attempt to predict the requirements of each point of use within the chain. These predictions are inherently complex, uncoordinated and inaccurate with a tendency toward overestimation as a hedge against shortages. The cumulative effect is an over abundance of inventory from raw materials to finished goods. Not only does this inflate inventory costs, it also drives up material handling, administrative, and storage costs. In contrast, the pull model is driven by only two key variables: demand characterization and lead time. Simply put, the pull model starts with the end of the chain and works back to the genesis; demand for material at each point of use creates a replenishment signal that must be satisfied within its standard lead time. This approach results in rapid inventory turnover, focuses on the immediate "customer" at each point in the supply chain, and is robust for manufacturing, assembly, distribution, and retail contexts. Incorporating cost and volumetric data in the pull model yields even greater optimization of space and money.

The Global Concepts' Advantage

Resources – Global Concepts marshalls a unique combination of engineering logistics expertise, business process analysis experience, software design and development skill, and customer support to deliver best-in-class supply chain solutions. In addition to a professional staff with a proven track record in these disciplines, we also leverage external resources including The Logistics Institute, an industry, government and university research and education consortium based at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia and The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas sponsored by the National Science Foundation. As a corporate member of the Institute, Global Concepts draws upon and participates in leading edge logistics research. We leverage new technology outputs as they emerge. As the Industry Director of The Institute, our President and CEO, Don Stuart helps shape the research program which ultimately leads to competitive advantage for our customers. In addition, Global Concepts also partners with key staff of the University of Oklahoma Industrial Engineering Department to design logistics software and implement solutions; our software products reflect the cutting edge of logistics research.

Strategy – Unlike cookie-cutter approaches offered by other vendors, Global Concepts takes the time to understand your business and engage your team in defining the problems to be solved and then matching solutions to the desired target processes. If our products are a good fit, we’ll demonstrate that for you prior to the sale; if they are not, we won’t recommend them as part of a solution. In addition to our engineering logistics and software development expertise, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service during the solution implementation phase through to the stable target environment and beyond. We know that the introduction of new technology is frustrating since expectations are high and change is difficult. For this reason, we recommend implementation strategies that phase in new processes and software at a pace you can manage.

Products – Global Concepts' products are designed to either stand alone or to be integrated into the broader context of existing applications used to support your business. Our focus is engineering logistics; we do not dilute our product line with mediocre offerings in an attempt to satisfy all the needs of an enterprise. Since we are a niche company by choice, we are particularly motivated to excel at providing robust interfacing solutions to external applications; weak or poorly managed interfaces can cripple the smooth information flow required to execute your business processes. Our products are also designed with the flexibility to support a variety of business scenarios without requiring your staff to assemble the software equivalent of an erector set while blindfolded. We work with you to set and try application parameters that best support your target processes.




















The Global Advantage