Supply Chain Strategy – Global Supply Chain Group

Supply Chain Management
"To lead the people, walk behind them."
What is Supply Chain strategy?
  • The art of making sure your customers get what they want while you make profits

This involves understanding your customer needs and segment them accordingly. With this intimate knowledge of customers, you will be able to create purpose-built, end-to-end supply chains to meet those different segments. In other words, it is the strategy that will help you get to Supply Chain 3.0.

Pain points
  • Only one supply chain strategy for all customers

More often than not, companies only have one end-to-end supply chain for all different customer segments, which is akin to making everyone eat the same dish at a buffet. The consequences? Unhappy and leaving customers.

  • Exorbitant costs

Inventories running out of control, deliveries running out of time will ultimately result in money running out of your pockets.

Why use it?
  • Segment customers based on demand profile of customers

The marketing department usually has customer profiles, which are only as good as they are for marketing purposes. For supply chain optimization, you need a different set of customer profiles, based on their actual demand for your supplied goods/services.

  • Minimise costs, charge higher prices, more loyal customers

By having optimised supply chains for specific customers, you will increase your throughput to their maximum potential and global benchmarks in your industry. Customers are delighted by being served with the right stock at the right time.

We are one of the first top-tier consulting firm with a focus on supply chain strategy. To us, devising a supply chain strategy is akin to craftsmanship; as it requires passion, care and good intention.

By having optimised supply chains for specific customers, you will increase your throughput to their maximum potential and global benchmarks in your industry. Customers are delighted by being served with the right stock at the right time.

Five key questions for the Boards and Senior Management Teams considering Supply Chain Strategies:
  • Is your supply chain strategy supporting or hindering your business strategy? Is your supply chain performing to your satisfaction?
  • Are your supply chain costs and throughput close to their optimum potential or global benchmarks in your industry?
  • Is a continual improvement plan to reduce costs, and increase throughput in place?How is the actual performance against this plan?
  • Are your customers delighted by the On-time In-full delivery performance?
  • Are your inventories under control?

For more details about how we can help you reap benefits from a world-class supply chain strategy, contact us today.

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