50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016

Tackling Business Challenges from Inventory Management to Complete Business Transformations: NexInfo Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, USA, NexInfo has a presence across the continental United States and Europe and provides services to companies in both geographies. The company’s success in the European market in the past two years has provided true global presence and a push to expand further in the near future.

In today’s dynamic economy, businesses are looking to further differentiate themselves from their competition, increase their value proposition to customers, optimize the performance of their operations, and leverage their business partner relationships to maximize opportunities for success in the marketplace. That’s where companies like NexInfo step in. NexInfo delivers turnkey Business Process Improvements, Best Practices Recommendations, KPI targets and automation using packaged enterprise software and cloud based solutions.

NexInfo’s industry knowledge, combined with business process consulting and technology skills make it an ideal choice for achieving true business value and set the company apart from other consulting firms. NexInfo helps companies achieve operational excellence in various domains and position themselves as ‘best-in-class.’

Solving Critical Business Challenges
Supply Chain Organizations with complex processes are constantly struggling with pressure to sense, shape, and respond to real-time market demands, all while evaluating opportunities, enhancing capabilities, and avoiding risk. Complexity driven by outsourced manufacturing models and acquisition-based growth models also pose challenges in end-to-end visibility and consistency in business processes and metrics. Product Management organizations are challenged with managing research, innovation and production structures side by side, and also driving consistency across multiple business units and across the supply chain. NexInfo focuses on solving critical business challenges across multi-functional areas to provide pinnacle value to all its clients.Since being founded over 17 years ago, NexInfo has become a leading provider of Supply Chain Consulting, Security & Compliance Consulting, Product Lifecycle Management solutions, and IT Solution Development & Implementation Services. The company has successfully facilitated projects for several Fortune 1000 corporations that have vastly improved Supply Chain performance, optimized Product Management, secured Enterprise Data, and achieved Compliance with regulatory requirements. NexInfo’s implementations save clients’ time, resources, and cost. The company provides a variety of services to aid clients in reaching their goals in Supply Chain Management, Product Management, and IT solution needs. It prides itself on delivering solutions and services that are tailored to surpass clients’ business project needs.

A Unique Blend of Business Process Consulting
NexInfo brings a unique blend of Business Process Consulting with technology-based automation to improve clients’ business processes. NexInfo also:

  • Has industry expertise across multiple industries
  • Has developed industry-specific solutions in the Supply Chain and Product Life Cycle domains
  • Provides cloud-based computing and security and compliance-based consulting
  • Understands and delivers compliance-based models for highly regulated industries including Pharmaceuticals

Its 5-point NexGen Methodology is what sets it apart from other business solution consulting firms. The methodology allows the company to guarantee clients success with proven results and actionable ROI.

Solution & Service Offerings
NexInfo’s consulting solutions and services include everything from Business Process Redesigns, Enterprise Packaged Software (Oracle & SAP) Implementations & Upgrades, and Managed Services – including Project Management & Augmented Staffing. It is also an Oracle Platinum Partner, specializing in Value Chain Planning (VCP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Data Security & Management, and Business Analytics. The company has developed specific offerings that can be applied across industries, such as the Sales & Operations Planning process, and has also developed industry-specific solutions for the High Technology, and Life Sciences industries.

The Client Spectrum
NexInfo serves clients in a diverse range of industries including:

  • High Technology :- Semiconductors & Devices
  • Life Sciences: – Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial & Equipment Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & Beverages
  • Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Power, Oil & Gas
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Compliance & Security Governance

Some of its named clients include: Toshiba, Motorola, Sony, Semtech, Lab126, Hitachi, Arris, Gilead, Pfizer, Ligand, Natus, Beckman Coulter, 3M, PrimeLine, Jack in the Box, Amazon, Microsoft, Nordstrom, American Express, and Citibank.

Client Testimonials
“We moved from a Big 5 consulting firm to NexInfo because we found tremendous value in their approach and their ability to respond quickly to our needs. NexInfo has transformed our supply chain with a high frequency Sales & Operations Planning process and also provided focused improvements to eliminate key bottlenecks and pain points.” – Senior Director Business Process, Global High Technology Manufacturing Company

“NexInfo’s knowledge of the intricacies of the FDA regulated industries helped us deliver significant value in some of the shortest times. We find that the consultants from NexInfo deliver highest quality on time and on budget. We are very happy with the quality consultants NexInfo brings to our company.” – Sr. Manager, Pharmaceutical Company

Case Study
NexInfo Improves Planning & Purchasing Processes for Top Industrial and Consumer Products Company Using Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Demantra DM

NexInfo helped improve planning and purchasing processes for a well-known industrial and consumer products company by implementing tailored solutions using Demantra Demand Management and Advanced Supply Chain Planning. After implementing a forecasting and demand planning solution using Demantra and a integrated planning process using ASCP the client was able to improve forecast accuracy with consistent forecasting processes leading to lower inventory levels, improve supply chain planning capabilities and create a platform for constraint-based planning, and employ exception-based planning and capabilities to identify and reduce safety stocks.

Additional Results:

  • Demantra Demand Management for managing demand and Adv. Forecasting and Modeling for statistical forecasting
  • Implemented Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning to create a 12 month weekly/monthly plan based on statistical forecast
  • Enhancements to collect customer based price lists to enable revenue forecasting based on unit forecast
  • Entire Solution integrated with Oracle EBS to drive purchasing/operations

Present and Future Focus Areas
The company’s current focus areas are:

  • Business process consulting blended with technology automation solutions
  • Supply Chain Solutions and Product Life Cycle solutions across industries
  • Industry-specific solutions for High Technology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Project Driven industries
  • ERP, PLM, Quality and other packaged enterprise solutions
  • Limited cloud based computing

Nexinfo’s plans for the future are to:

  • Increase cloud-based computing solutions
  • Deliver cloud-based industry specific solutions using a subscription model
  • Significantly increase the company’s geographical presence across Europe and Asia

Meet the Master

Arun Cavale is the Managing Principal and CEO of NexInfo. With over 25 years of industry experience, Arun is a Supply Chain Expert and creative thought leader who has successfully led business solution transformations and improvements across multiple industries.

“Our industry experienced consultants, with a proven track record to transform complex business problems and processes into an effective, automated design, are able to provide process improvements using our ‘NexGen’ methodology and implement solutions that help companies achieve operational excellence.”