Supply Chain Consultants
Improve the efficiency of your supply chain with the help of our industry leading consultants
Expert supply chain consultants
Do you need help ensuring your supply chain processes and networks are optimised and efficient? Our supply chain consultancy services cover every aspect of the supply chain and our multi-industry experience is here to meet your needs.
We are a highly analytical UK team with decades of experience in both planning and operational roles. As well as the practical knowledge, we have a thorough understanding of data modelling, forecasting, software deployment and the mathematical techniques to ensure your supply chain is fully optimised.
Paul Trudgian CMILT
Paul leads all supply chain strategy projects, including inventory optimisation, S&OP/IBP, demand planning and logistics outsourcing.
To discuss your supply chain consultancy requirements please contact Paul.
The challenges of supply chain
Supply chain management is not just logistics, it is a wide and varied requirement that includes procurement, supply and demand planning, forecasting, network design and inventory control.
Due both to the cross-functional nature and breadth of activities required, supply chains can be hugely complex. With this complexity comes risks; from risks associated with upstream service disruption to the risks that fluctuating demand downstream can create.
The number of variables and constraints to deal with, even in relatively short supply chains, can make supply chain management a very difficult task that requires detailed planning. Our supply chain consultants are experts in their fields and can support your business with both planning and delivering improvements.
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HERE TO HELP
Whatever the challenge
Whether your supply chain challenges are at a strategic, tactical or operational level, our consulting team is here to help. From material handling challenges and warehouse design, through to the full design and deployment of company-wide process for global demand and supply planning, we can provide you with expert support.
Whatever challenge you’re facing, big or small, we’re here to help.
Supply chain consultancy services
What inventory levels do you really need? How do you calculate the optimum levels of inventory ensuring a balance between working capital and service levels?
How do you satisfy the finance team that the level of inventory held is efficient, and at the same time satisfy sales that the level of inventory held will meet customer service targets?
Whatever the size of your business, these are questions that we can help you answer ensuring that you have a robust, efficient and service driven inventory policy for the future.
Demand forecasting is a key requirement, not just for sales budgeting, but to enable efficient utilisation of assets, reduced operating costs and improved customer service.
The demand planning process that delivers the forecast should always be a cross-functional process ensuring engagement from production, logistics, finance, marketing and of course, sales.
We are experts in the design of demand planning processes, along with the development of statistical models to support baseline forecasting.
Supply Chain Planning
Logistics and supply chain activities can absorb a high proportion of a businesses sales revenue and consequently detailed planning and cost optimisation are critical.
The science of supply chain planning is optimising how functions like production, order processing, procurement, warehousing and transport interrelate, and how to ensure your customers get the required service through the lowest cost to market.
Supply chain planning requires a host of skills, from applied mathematics to organisational behaviour.
Effective production planning is key to ensuring efficient manufacturing operations. Correctly designed, systems driven production planning enables a manufacturing operation to align resource and material requirements in accordance with all demand signals.
Our consultants can map all the required production planning processes for you, from strategic S&OP right down to the execution of a production schedule. Furthermore, where production planning functionality in your ERP isn’t available then we have the skills to design, build and deploy robust production planning and scheduling tools for you.
Sales & Operations Planning
S&OP should, at its foundation, be a simple and quickly executed monthly business process to ensure that supply and demand are balanced on the mid-to-long term horizon.
The objective of S&OP is to action any capacity constraints or reduced sales before they impact the operational execution plans.
We have undertaken a host of major S&OP designs and implementations. We are available to assist you with conceptual design, fully detailed process design, sales forecasting, capacity planning and portfolio management.
Supply chains contain a multitude of functions, but the primary function of any supply chain is the physical flow of goods – logistics.
As well as extensive expertise in supply chain strategy and process, we have a wealth of skills in our team that cover every aspect of logistics – from warehouse design and automation through to global transport network design.
Decades of experience, combined with our active engagement in new logistics technologies, can make our team one of the greatest assets of your logistics network.
Supply chain articles & advice
The business world is becoming more data-driven as companies recognise the benefits of using real-time data to accurately run their operations. Within the supply chain
Tactical supply chain planning is not a project – it should be a perpetual cycle, constantly evolving the performance of a supply chain. Supply chains
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