Supply Chain Management
In today´s more and more connected and globalized business environments, operational resilience is a must for companies of all sizes. An optimal Supply Chain Management is key to achieving low overall risks with acceptable operational and product costs, while ensuring high customer satisfaction. Requirements from laws as well as from civil society regarding sustainability are increasing. The current Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine are wreaking havoc on international logistics. A robust, lean and organized supply chain is also key to future growth. However, often a company´s supply chain has grown historically, and presents significant inefficiencies.
Key questions to be answered may encompass supply chain governance, the ideal production footprint, outsourcing versus in-house considerations, physical distribution, local versus global sourcing, centralized versus decentralized transactional processes, as well as monitoring effectiveness.
The most relevant topics for a client situation to be prioritized may thus be diverse, e.g.:
- Supply Chain Strategy
- Sustainability and Due Diligence
- Supply Chain Optimization
- Demand / Supply Planning Improvement
- Supplier Search & Development
- Supplier Assessment
- Strategic Sourcing (e.g. "China + 1")
We help our clients to define overall supply chain objectives, analyze its current and desired set-up, identify performance gaps, and develop options to close them. We also support the decision process on which options shall be put into practice, and which concrete action plans shall be employed.