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Supply Chain Strategy & Logistics Strategy

Our recent surveys have shockingly revealed that 61% of businesses do not have a documented Supply Chain strategy yet. Of those businesses, most believe their business performance suffers as a consequence!

In these challenging times, your Supply Chain team need clear direction, clarity and unambiguous priorities.

And without an effective strategy in place you won’t know whether your Supply Chain is underperforming and impacting on your business bottom line.

Even if you do have a Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy. Ask yourself:

  • Is your Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy effective?
  • Does it provide the right clarity and focus in these difficult times?
  • Does it support your business strategy?
  • Is it well understood across your business?

The right Supply Chain strategy or Logistics strategy will drive reduced costs, better customer service and improved profits.

We offer these services all around Australia & New Zealand in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Auckland, also all around the world in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, North and South America & about 30 other countries.

Contact Us now for a free no obligation ‘confidential’ discussion of your Supply Chain Strategy and find out where the gaps are.

Why not send through an email or book a free 1 on 1 ‘Advisory Call’ right now?   We’ll be happy to share our experience.  The advisory call goes like this in 4 simple steps:

  1. Review your current situation.
  2. Identify the main issue causing the problem.
  3. Map out a simple 3 step action plan for you to fix the problem.
  4. Leave you feeling clear about how you’ll resolve the problem.

You can book that call on the top right of this page.

 

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Supply Chain Strategy is really NOT that Hard to Get Right

At the Logistics Bureau we have experience of effectively developing and implementing Supply Chain strategies across many countries and many industries including Retail, FMCG, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Industrial and many others.

Our senior staff are able to work with you to develop the right Supply Chain strategies to achieve your business goals, as well as ensuring engagement and commitment from your management team.

Contact a senior staff member at Logistics Bureau by calling them directly here.

The Outcomes

In developing and implementing an effective Supply Chain strategy for you, our pragmatic approach will aim to deliver:

  1. A clear Supply Chain strategy that supports the business strategy and goals.
  2. A Supply Chain strategy that is well understood and supported by all key business functions.
  3. A Supply Chain strategy that maintains a clear focus on the required outcomes and can easily be tracked and adjusted to maintain Supply Chain performance.
  4. And most important! A Supply Chain strategy that reduces costs and improves customer service.

We will guarantee the results!

 

Our Focus

The focus of this work involves aligning a company’s supply chain strategy to its business strategy. In uncertain times, and situations of fluctuating demand, companies need a flexible supply chain to ensure that their service standards are maintained.

Our work often features:

  • Overall development of Supply Chain Strategy
  • Alignment of customers and suppliers to internal company operations
  • Alignment of marketing and sales plans to supply chain strategy
  • Alignment of capital expenditure to supply chain operations
  • Alignment of HR strategy to supply chain operations
  • Alignment of supply chain strategy to meet investment aims
  • Alignment of supply chain strategy to meet growth targets
  • Optimisation of supply chain to meet wider business goals

 

Supply Chain Strategy Development

As part of our work, we often assist companies in developing and documenting a Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics Strategy or Distribution Strategy.

This normally takes place as a series of facilitated planning workshops, with a senior cross functional team involved. At the completion of the workshops, the company has a documented Supply Chain Strategy, with objectives, actions plans, timelines and responsibilities.

Whilst the workshops are tailored to the specific needs of the company, in simple terms, they tend to go through the following stages, if using an issues based approach:

  1. Review of overall business strategy
  2. Develop Supply Chain Vision and Mission
  3. Clarifications of uncertainty and risk
  4. Review of existing Supply Chain and known issues
  5. Further issue identification
  6. Develop issue themes
  7. Prioritise issues
  8. Creation of issue teams
  9. Development of objectives, strategies and tactics
  10. Implementation planning

This planning approach has proved highly successful and is structured so as to enhance team participation and commitment.

The focus of our planning approach, is to ensure that the Supply Chain strategy is clearly focused on the end game needs of the business, rather than the enabling ‘means’. This ensures , particularly in large and multi divisional businesses, that all parts of the business are focused on achieving the objectives, rather than sub optimising individual change projects.

Need Some Help?

Why not send through an email or book a free 1 on 1 ‘Advisory Call’ right now?   We’ll be happy to share our experience.  The advisory call goes like this in 4 simple steps:

  1. Review your current situation.
  2. Identify the main issue causing the problem.
  3. Map out a simple 3 step action plan for you to fix the problem.
  4. Leave you feeling clear about how you’ll resolve the problem.

You can book that call on the top right of this page.

 

 

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