The effective use of digital twin technology can help UK manufacturers take back control of costs through faster, more agile decision making.
For optimum cost efficiency, flexibility and resilience against market changes, all elements within a supply chain must be evaluated and adjusted to deliver their best possible value. With our extensive operational expertise, we can model the end-to-end supply chain to ensure that at every stage – from customer requirement to distribution – all processes, structures and technology are interacting seamlessly to achieve customer satisfaction while maintaining cost control.
When designing end-to-end supply chain activities, we focus on four key areas: strategy; process; organisation; and technology. This is applied across every aspect of the supply chain from initial strategy, such as demand capacity modelling, through to management and execution, including warehouse management and route planning.
In defining a procurement and contract management strategy, we model all contract stages to improve efficiency and minimise risk. As well as establishing and implementing contract administration, we evaluate relationship and performance management to deliver the best outcomes.
By identifying and designing demand management and strategy deployment across suppliers, we align demand with supply for optimum efficiency and delivery.
With cascading strategic deployment across all TLBs (Transport Load Builders), we can effectively plan capacity and consistently fulfil demand.
Each of these stages is monitored and reviewed via appropriately identified KPIs, defined targets and assigned performance management responsibilities.
We develop all central indirect processes, which are consistently reviewed to ensure ongoing compliance. Performance metrics are set and, where gaps are identified, processes are redesigned as required.
In evaluating the organisation, we begin by identifying business full time equivalent (FTE) requirements and provide FTE support through consortium on prioritised projects, and burning platforms are identified to drive improvements.
By ensuring FTE support is provided, we can rapidly address backlog challenges. With these elements strategically aligned with and across TLB leads, we can reduce inefficiencies across the supply chain and support the fulfilment of the business’s strategic goals.
To optimise technology use, we use our consulting expertise and digital platform to assess and categorise procurement data and suppliers, delivering valuable, holistic insights to the business. We then evaluate the opportunities for automation and demand management notification to ensure the benefits of these tools are maximised.
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The benefits of best practice
A well-designed supply chain is critical for a business to achieve its strategic goals. With our multi-disciplinary consulting expertise and proprietary digital platform, we can deliver long-lasting and measurable benefits for our clients’ businesses. With all elements of an end-to-end supply chain working seamlessly and with maximum efficiency, we can deliver significant cost benefits and profitability, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen long-term supplier relationships.
Efficiency in the supply chain
Through the design and development of measurable, sustainable process and procedures, we can help businesses create an efficient supply chain. By modelling demand and customer requirements to create a planning and stock strategy that also manages risk, supply chains will operate at their maximum efficiency.
Resilience in supply chain management
Through optimised contract sourcing and supplier negotiation, building long-lasting supplier relationships and designing highly workable contracts, the management of a business’s supply chain becomes more resilient to risk factors, cost-effective and builds stronger supply chain management capabilities.
Tangible frontline benefits
Our consultancy experience, together with our data analytics capability, ensures effective warehouse management and efficient route planning, leading to actual frontline changes that are quantifiable and tangible.
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