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Global supply chain management

Reduce the complexity of your internal organization

Regardless of whether it is a small- or medium production run, flexible deliver-on-demand, or a ramp-up/ramp-down situation, Frencken has the experience to meet your supply chain requirements.

Sourcing the best parts

Bringing a complex module or assembly from the drawing board to series production, including prototyping, pre-production, zero-series and full production runs involves procuring many components, modules and sub-assemblies. Sourcing the best parts at competitive process and ensuring they meet the appropriate quality standards places high demands on your internal organization. We can work with your people in an open and transparent way to reduce the complexity of your business.

Global network of suppliers

Through our global network of suppliers, we can locate the sources and procure high-quality products at competitive prices. Supply chain management focuses on planning and communication: planning to meet anticipated demand regarding stock, availability and incoming quality; and communication throughout the chain to ensure smooth logistics. We know when to order, and to make sure it arrives on time. We also deal with vendors regarding manufacturability, quality improvements, process optimization, lead time reduction and pricing – all actions that benefit your products and organization.


Our broad experience in assembling high-level products means we are in an excellent position to meet your wishes regardless of the scale of production, urgency or complexity. Production ramp-up and ramp-down scenarios are familiar concepts, and we can respond quickly to situations that might influence delivery. Thanks to our presence around the world, with local production plants, we can also supply on a local-to-local basis.


  • Detail planning: determining the optimal sequence of orders at the various processing stations and calculation (internal) delivery times
  • Production planning: calculating release moments and quantities (MRP, or Material Requirements Planning)
  • Forecasting: calculating (sales) forecasts based on proven predictive methodologies
  • Inventory management: calculating optimal (ordering) batch sizes, order limits and safety stocks in order to handle different stock strategies
  • Distribution planning: calculating where and how many products need to be held in stock and determining the optimal balance between centralized and de-centralized stock
  • Supply chain planning: Planning / optimization of inventory and production over a number of links in a linear chain
  • Change management: overseeing the implementation of changes in specifications or changes in availability of specific parts or materials during production
  • Lifecycle management: overseeing the transition from one production phase to another, managing end-of-life, etc.