Operations - Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management (SCM) does not only mean to optimize individual operational functions, SCM focuses on the entire operational processes and all elements of the value adding chain. Thereby several parts of the supply chain have to be mentioned. From the perspective of a company, there is not only one supply chain: Many different supply chains are relevant as well as different suppliers on the procurement side, often combined with several production sites and last but not least with different customers on the distribution side.

Typical objectives of SCM projects are such as increasing customer satisfaction through demand-driven delivery, increased responsiveness to anticipate changes in the markets, avoiding out-of-stock situations or reducing inventories in the entire supply chain. Further examples are the reduction of lead times, increase on-time-delivery performance or the reduction of logistics costs.

Typical approaches are the management of material- and value-chains between suppliers, production units and customers. Target is to realize cost reductions and performance improvements. We support you in the definition of requirements, analysis of supply-chains, design and reorganization of processes, evaluation of supporting tools, specification, selection of solution providers and the implementation of choosen solutions.

Supply chain management as an operations function in the organization, SCM is a linking pin between sales, purchasing, production and distribution. To enable such a SCM function in an organization the tasks, competencies and responsibilities between SCM and the other functions need to be defined.

  • Supply Chain Portfolio
  • SCM Organization
  • Working Capital Management
  • Liquidity Analysis
  • Supply Chain Controlling
  • Supply Chain Planning

  • Strategy R&D SupplyChain Purchasing Production Distribution

    Impulses for change in an organization can be various: New business models, new markets, innovations, mergers, other competitors, crises or changes in general conditions, etc. A regular review of the own positioning in the market or the functions in an organization prevent from radical adjustments, or such, which are too late. It is one central approach to align organizations to the according business processes.

    Competitive costs and prices, excellent quality, high delivery service levels, low working capital and high productivity are typical targets of optimization projects along value chains. "Operational Excellence" is a key in order to compete in international markets. Operations Management can be used as a general term for production, logistics, services and supply chain management.

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    The main expertise and know-how are operations, organization and digitization. In the field of operations, specifically in purchasing, logistics and supply chain management (SCM). In the field of organization in process optimization and organizational development. In the area of digitization, these core competencies are linked to the design of new digital processes and structures for innovative business models.
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