Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Improvement ‘Dislocation of Expectation’

Continuity & Change has been the only constant in the Supply Chain & Logistics over the past 50 years.

To maintain competitive advantage, organisations must change and evolve over time. The supply chain leadership teams who are responsible for ‘selling the dream’ often, fail to deliver on the ‘promise,’ of enhanced change.

internet of things

The velocity of global change with the advent of the ‘internet of things’ evolving now into the ‘Fusion of things’, is requiring businesses to become more;

  • Agile
  • Resilient
  • Transparent
  • Flexible
  • Transactional
  • Horizontally integrated
  • Synchronised

It is not hard to see why such transformational projects are characterised by cost and schedule overruns, with critical projects often missing delivery results, that negatively impact on service directly affecting profits.

Such is the dynamic complexity facing supply chain leaders in today’s volatile global economy, future planning cannot be extrapolated by looking forward from today. What works today, is not necessarily going to work tomorrow because of the extreme exponential nature of change.

The functional, operational and commercial management of; customer service, order processing, purchasing, inventory, distribution, capacity planning, production scheduling, inventory optimisation, reverse logistics, logistics network design require processes that will harmonise and synchronise all supply chain and logistical activity.