Companies are seeing a significant shift in customer behavior which is driven by more awareness and experiences across different platforms, forcing companies to play catch-up in a non-core area of their business . Additionally there a significant change in terms of channel of engagement (towards online and e-comm) and service expectations amongst customers, requiring companies to get back to the drawing board to create future proof supply chain capabilities.
Supply chain executives have to deal with the needs of the consumer by catering to a higher velocity supply chain, with a need for differentiation (by regions and sub-business). Plus the increasingly complex web of partners required to deliver to the service expectation, will be leading to new operating models. This elements have a huge influence on operating models:
This changing landscape requires Chief Operating officer (COO), Chief Supply Chain officers (CSO) and business leaders to drive change, this is enabled thru revisiting ‘Functional Strategies’. For operating model redesign by re-looking at outdated assumptions on centralization of activities, outsourcing, postponement strategies and partnership management capabilities. It is of major importance to improve:
Technology shifts in the last 7-12 years has opened up possibilities to deliver future proof capabilities, drive efficiencies and in the end manage higher supply chain complexity and related contracting complexity. For example:
A shift in functional strategies and enabling collaboration, requires a small and robust core that enables the strategic and tactical tools. This is driven by ensuring core operating process are standardized and move to the clouds.
Powered’ Supply Chain Transformation
Enables companies to rapidly deploy standardization at scale and also implement cloud enabled ERP platforms.
Supply Chain Network Strategy
Redesign the manufacturing and warehousing network to deliver to customer service and cost expectation.
Operating Strategy & Cost
Enabling functional strategies and clarify roles and governance. In addition to dentification, design and delivery of cost optimization initiatives.
Smart touch Supply chains
Digitizing your supply chain using latest technology, and connecting them for tactical and strategic decision making in a control tower and Digital twin.
Complexity reduction and SKU rationalization
Product portfolio lifecycle linked strategies. Enable SKU level cost and economic contribution to align with Commercial teams on operational complexity required.
Category management, spend reduction strategies and enabling tools to drive and manage the eco-system of suppliers.
Supply Chain Data & Analytics
Using the latest tooling, algorithms and visualization to enable organization to take decisive actions. With clearly defined data models, and definition that make you run faster.
Internal Audit and forensic services
Helping Audit teams with outside in insight and latest methods to assess the latest digital tools used by the company. Fraud prevention and physical forensic audits to drive trust.
Tax efficient supply chains (TESCM)
Multi jurisdiction flows require a good tax structure, which includes Transfer pricing, customs, direct and indirect (VAT / BTW) to ensure to comply and maximize firm value.