Global crises require preventive supplier management:


Getting a grip on supply chains with TSM

Integrating External Risks and LKSG into Monitoring

First came COVID and caused massive disruptions in supply chains. Since the beginning of the year, the Ukraine war and the energy crisis
and the energy crisis have continued to put increasing pressure on supply chains. For industrial companies, monitoring their supplier base is therefore a top priority. However, many manufacturers monitor at most the top 50 of their suppliers – and even then only patchily. This is where the Total
Supplier Management (TSM) method can help. The management tool from TSM Supply Bridge GmbH in Berlin works on the basis of self-learning AI software. This is used to monitor all suppliers and all relevant risks. KPIs such as delivery reliability or claim rates are monitored, as are the risks of a relocation of operations or even lockdowns, outbreaks of war and imminent insolvencies. Well-known companies such as Daimler Truck, SMA Solar, Diehl Controls and Müller Einkauf & Service AG are already working with the TSM system.

The management method with accompanying software was introduced to the market by the Berlin-based startup TSM Supply Bridge GmbH. The self-learning
artificial intelligence of the IT tool now achieves an excellent hit rate of over 90 percent in predicting risks in the supply chains. “Based on customer data from purchasing, production and logistics, our algorithm calculates trends and forecasts, which our customers can monitor their supplier performance preventively,” says TSM Managing Director Martin Grastat, explaining the principle. Together with Professor Dr. Robert Dust, the founder of Total Supplier Management, he and a team of programmers are constantly developing the software. The latest module will integrate the requirements of the German Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LKSG) into TSM.

But the team around Martin Grastat and the second managing director Prof. Robert Dust does not want TSM to be understood as a software tool, but as a management method. It is to be integrated into the structures of the companies and actively lived by the teams. Thereby not only purchasing and supplier management alone in focus, but all areas that are affected by potential disruptions in the supply chains:
“TSM enables cross-functional exchange and cooperation between purchasing, logistics, quality management and sales,” says Martin Grastat. “With TSM, we want to create an organizational basis at our customers’ sites to bring the individual specialist departments to the table and make the teams aware that supply chain problems affect everyone. Following this logic, the best solutions can thus also be achieved together.
With TSM, our customers can keep an eye on the entire supplier base, get critical suppliers back on track together, and sustainably crisis-proof their supply chains.”


Further information

TSM Supply Bridge GmbH
At the chancellery
Rahel-Hirsch-Strasse 10
10557 Berlin
Phone +49 30 74696537-0

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Phone +49 30 74696537-1

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TSM Supply Bridge GmbH
Am Kanzleramt
Rahel-Hirsch-Strasse 10
10557 Berlin

Telefon: +49 30 74696537-0

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