Supply Chain Consultancy

Supply Chain Strategy

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Supply Chain Strategy
 
We take an integrated approach to our assignments to ensure that an optimal supply chain is developed and is supported by the appropriate planning and control frameworks.

The supply chain must be designed to meet customer requirements at a cost that is acceptable to the supplier. For many organisations several supply chains are necessary. Different customers and different products require different levels of service and responsiveness - the organisation must meet all these needs. At the extremes a supply chain can either be efficient (low cost) or responsive (excess or more expensive capacity). The optimal supply chain for most organisations is somewhere in between.

We help businesses to identify their needs and design their supply chains accordingly. Sometimes this is with the existing infrastructure, such as increasing the productivity of a production line or throughput of a warehouse, while other solutions might include infrastructure changes.

The over-riding need, however, is always to look at the supply chain as an end-to-end entity, even when the focus for change is in one specific area.

Supply Chain Strategy

Suppliers

Sourcing strategy

Supplier management

Spend analysis

Cost reduction

E-procurement

Factories

Line scheduling

Operational effectiveness & reliability

Outsource/toll manufacturing

Layout and material flow

Cost to serve

Warehouses

Stock control

Network design

Service level certification

Operational effectiveness

In-house vs outsourcing

Distribution

Transport management

Routing & scheduling

Capacity management

Channels

Product availability

Obsolescence

Service level management

"Last five yards"

Consumer

Service level expectations by sector

Returns

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