Every Business Today Lives or Dies by Its Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Advantage involves achieving alignment in end-to-end supply chain across all the functional silos of an organisation. A tightly knit organisation, working in harmony from procurement through inbound logistics, manufacturing, outbound logistics, delivery and support serves to reduce the overall organisational costs quite significantly.​

Supply Chain Activity Horizon

Focus of Activity

Key Supply Chain Personnel

Key Supply Chain Systems

Key Formats

Key Supply Chain Equipment

Strategic – 9 Months to 10 yrs Horizon

Supply Chain Effectiveness – Step Improvements
  • CEO
  • COO
  • Supply Chain VP (Strategist)
  • Simulation Modelling Systems

Intelligent Constrained Planning

  • Hypothesis Driven Problem Solving Approach
  • Supply Chain Leverage Application
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Human Brain
  • Servers and PCs

Tactical Planning – 4 Weeks to 1 Year Horizon

Supply Chain Efficiency – Continual Improvement

  • COO
  • Supply Chain VP (Strategist)
  • Supply Chain Managers (Planners Controllers)
  • Supply Chain Analysts (Sub- Planners)
  • Network Optimisation System
  • Inventory Targeting System
  • Advanced Planning and Optimisation
  • Production Planning Systems

Rigid Constrained Planning

  • Sales and Operations Plan
  • Monthly Operational Review
  • Demand Plans
  • Production Plans
  • Distribution Network Plans
  • Inventory Targets
  • Servers and PCs
  • Mainframes

Operational Scheduling – 1 Shift to 1 Month Horizon

Supply Chain Visibility – Make the Promise

  • Supply Chain Managers (Planners Controllers)
  • Supply Chain Analysts (Sub-Planners)
  • Supply Chain Schedulers
  • Gantt Charts
  • Scheduling Systems
  • Transportation Planning
  • DRP Systems
  • MRP/MRP II/ ERP Systems

Unconstrained Planning

  • DRP
  • ShopFloor Schedules
  • Pick-up lists
  • Delivery Schedules
  • Clipboards
  • PCs
Transactional Execution – 1 Transaction to 1 Day Horizon

Supply Chain Delivery – Keep the Promises

  • Supply Chain Analysts (Sub-Planners)
  • Supply Chain
  • Schedulers Supply Chain Operators
  • Drivers
  • Warehouse Operatiors
  • Forklift/Crane Operators
  • Delivery Persons
  • POS Systems
  • Transaction Processing Systems
  • Warehouse Management Systems
  • EDI
  • Telemetry
  • RFID

No planning

  • Invoices
  • Orders
  • Transfer Orders
  • Payment Advices
  • Trucks
  • Ships
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Tankers

At the same time Supply Chain Advantage also involves engagement of staff and managers at all levels in the organisation. The focus of activities differs at each level in the organisation, as do the tools and formats of discussions.