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Optimized Supply Chain Management

For providers of cloud-based services, continuity of hardware infrastructure supply is critical for presenting the appearance of unlimited cloud compute capacity. Working with some of the world’s premiere compute and storage customers, ZT has a thorough understanding of the unique supply chain considerations that can impact solutions at scale.

Optimized Supply Chain Management

Designing for Continuity of Supply
At ZT Systems, we view supply chain management as an integral part of the server manufacturing process. Hyperscale supply chain considerations are integrated into our design approach, which promotes modularity and flexibility at the component and solution level. Wherever possible, we favor industry-standard parts that can be qualified from multiple sources to control costs and limit the impact of supply interruptions. When appropriate, ZT has the experience and capabilities to design and fabricate boards, chassis and other components to optimize functionality and cost.

Customized Supply Chain Solutions
ZT works with customers and supplier partners on solutions to manage supply chain risk when demand exceeds forecast, or during industry-wide component shortages. Collaborating with customers to understand demand volatility, we model forecasts and define buffer levels for each component, especially those with long lead times and single sources. Nimble manufacturing capabilities allow resources to be quickly shifted to handle demand fluctuations. To further mitigate risk, tailored supply chain management offerings such as extended parts buffer programs can be developed.

Streamlined Deployment
From racks pre-cabled to your specifications to innovative custom solutions like reusable packaging, ZT Systems helps reduce operational expenses and get your servers up and running sooner. Integrated rack-level solutions in shock-cushioned crates can be delivered rapidly worldwide. Innovative packaging approaches match your individual requirements and can include custom multipacks, specialized shipping racks, and eco-friendly reusable packaging solutions.