Supply Chain Planning

Supply chain planning can be complex but our expertise will guide you through

Supply chains are a complex network of companies, people, resources, systems and information. The potential for disconnects and sub-optimisation between all of these different elements is significant, and efficient supply chain planning is a necessity. The team at Paul Trudgian are here to ensure your supply chain is optimised and efficient.

Supply chain planning covers the interrelation of functions at a strategic, tactical and operational level. These functions include customer service, order processing, warehousing, transportation, and inventory whilst the supply chain processes that make the interrelation include forecasting, supply scheduling, capacity planning, production scheduling, inventory management and logistics network design.

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How our consulting team can help your business improve supply chain performance

Effective supply chain planning is the ‘glue’ that ensures physical logistics operations are synchronised with the cost and service drivers of a business. Supply chain planning processes should always be designed to be simple, efficient and, of course, effective.

Our supply chain consultants have a wealth of experience in all aspects of planning efficient and effective supply chains; from designing distribution centres through to aligning strategy and operations with S&OP platforms.

The consulting team can help you with:

Inventory Optimisation

Inventory is often one of the most expensive assets a company owns and all inventory should be justified and optimised. We can deliver the modelling, process and implementation of an efficient and optimised inventory policy, helping you to improve service and reduce working capital.

Our team are experts in inventory optimisation, working with both SMEs and major international corporations. We know exactly how to balance inventory cost with service and get the right inventory levels at the right points in the supply chain. If you’re struggling with slow moving and obsolete stock or inventory levels that are generally too high, follow the link to read more.

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Demand Forecasting

Our team can build robust and dynamic statistical models for generating sales forecasts and we can support that with the development of processes to ensure the forecast has cross-functional approval. Follow the link to read more about demand forecasting.

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Production Planning

Many businesses operate with legacy ERP systems that either do not have production planning functionality, or the functionality is not comprehensive enough. Our supply chain consultants are able to both map and design required planning processes, from strategic S&OP down to production schedule execution, and also develop tools to facilitate these processes. To read more about our production planning service follow the link below.

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Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

We have extensive experience of designing and implementing S&OP, with an industry proven 5 step approach. Read more about our S&OP consultancy by following the link below.

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Latest Supply Chain Planning Insights

Our supply chain insights section has an extensive library of content on supply chain and logistics planning. The articles aim to explain and clarify all aspects of supply chain and logistics, including developments in supply chain planning. If you want more information browse the articles below.

Contact Our Consultants Today

Our consulting team have an in-depth knowledge, along with real-world practical experience, of all aspects of supply chain planning. 

Call 0121 517 0008 or use the contact form.