Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning supports our clients in defining their supply chain strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating their resources to pursue this strategy. A key part of this offering is to understand our client’s current position and the possible avenues through which they can pursue a particular course of action.

Supply Chain Transformation

Supply chain transformation is targeted at clients seeking to re-position their supply chain for significant and sustainable value creation.

The key objectives are:

  • utilising the supply chain as means to create competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • increasing the scope of the supply chain from functional domains to a more holistic view (i.e. cross-functional, relationship with other internal units, and extended supply chain)
  • deploying an appropriate balance of internal and external capabilities

Supply Chain Merger Integration

Pre- and post-merger integration support targeted at ensuring that supply chain costs, capabilities and capacities optimally meet the needs of merged organisations. This offering identifies and rationalises redundant operations, systems and processes while laying a foundation for future growth and success.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration is primarily defined in five core categories:

  1. Integrated Supply Chain Management: Internal collaboration to balance expected demand with supply.
  2. Collaborative Planning and Forecasting: Sharing of forecasts and supply plans with business partners as well as commitments against those.
  3. Collaborative Order and Inventory Management: Sharing of transactions like POs, SOs, GRNs etc. with business partners.
  4. Collaborative Data Management: External and Internal master data management of material, vendor, capacity, product configurations etc.
  5. Collaborative Transportation Management: Collaboration with 3PL providers at both planning (e.g., planned shipments, routings etc.) and operational levels (ASNs, BoL etc.).

Sales & Operational Planning

Profit, Sales and Operations Planning (PS&OP) is a disciplined process that balances demand planning with supply constraints while driving profitability for the organisation.

The PS&OP process provides an integrated link between demand and supply management as well as finance and aligns demand and supply actions across the organisation allowing the achievement of business objectives.  Alignment is possible via the establishment of PS&OP guiding principles, a charter and sound business rules.

The objective of PS&OP is the formulation of a single plan that articulates the sales, materials requirements, distribution, and financial targets to be achieved throughout the business in the future.