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Supply chain planning

Demand volatility, product updates, complex industrial structures or networks and distribution channels, pressure on inventory and shortening lead times all make supply chain planning  increasingly difficult. This tendency towards increased complexity will only increase over time.

The three pillars of supply chain planning

Companies can achieve excellent customer service and reduce inventory levels to the minimum required by carrying out the three pillars of supply chain planning:

  • The quality of decision-making in the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process
  • The coherence of operational distribution, production and supply plans
  • Excellence in execution

Supply chain planning transformation

Companies need to adapt, questioning their planning principles to ensure they best support the business strategy and structure as well as professionalise teams through results-oriented transformations. To support operational demand planning processes, flows, inventory and capacity, companies must also equip themselves with the most effective technologies.

It is important to combine best practices by industry, and a practical approach to ensure that teams are engaged and on board with any changes envisaged.

Helping with supply chain planning challenges

Our team of supply chain consultants dig deep to identify the root of complex problems and focus on delivering tangible results for clients. The menu bar on this page provides more detail on a selection of the supply chain planning challenges we regularly work on.

We apply a combination of technical expertise, operational experience, business knowledge and common sense to help our clients solve supply chain planning issues and deliver lasting results. Our positive, flexible and personal approach, with challenge where needed, ensures buy-in at all levels of our clients’ businesses and a positive outcome. Learn more about us here.