Why We're Different

GRA is uniquely positioned in the supply chain consulting market, offering success-based fee arrangements, whereby our remuneration is linked to our client’s realisation of actual, documented improvements.

Guaranteed results

GRA offers a minimum 3:1 return, whilst our typical return ranges from 10:1 to 30:1. Our customers are our partners and we work with our partners to ensure that they achieve the results they require. We provide sustainable, tailored solutions which ensure that the desired outcomes are realised.

Over the last two decades we have worked with more than 200 companies, identifying savings in excess of ten billion dollars. Our mission to improve the competitiveness of the Australian supply chain industry. What drives us is turning our clients’ supply chains into a competitive advantage.

Typical benefits for our clients include:

  • increased service levels up to 99.9%
  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • improved debt to equity ratios
  • 10-15% reduction in supply chain costs & improved operating efficiencies
  • improving both fixed asset (facilities) and current asset (working capital) efficiency
  • improving profitability by reducing fixed and variable operating costs such as manufacturing, storage, distribution, inventory, transportation, procurement and labour
  • increased supply chain responsiveness
  • improved relationships with suppliers and customers
  • integration of business goals and operational practices improved relationships with suppliers and customers
  • unique end-to-end analysis, design & delivery capability

Find out what our clients say about the results we deliver

We’ve Walked the Walk

We take great care to ensure that we have an appropriate blend of operational and advisory experience. We have extensive commercial supply chain experience across a broad range of industries and at all levels of the process, both strategic and operational. Having implemented supply chain management (SCM) initiatives within industry as customers, and therefore having been held accountable by management for the outcomes, gives GRA first-hand insight into our partners’ requirements and challenges. We think that this makes us uniquely qualified to help our partners achieve their goals.

Powerful Optimisation Tools

Our service offerings are complemented by a range of powerful and proven supply chain optimisation toolsets and performance reporting toolsets. This enables us to find greater sustainable opportunities faster using fact-based analyses that enable our clients to act with confidence.

Two Sets of Footprints

The single most important factor in achieving the sustained success of a solution is the effective management of the culture – in other words, the people. If the people issue is not effectively addressed, there is no chance of on-going success and any investment in technology will be wasted. GRA has developed unique approaches to assist our partners with effective change management. We use techniques including extensive coaching and mentoring, coupled with the appropriate performance measurement, to ensure that people understand, embrace and enjoy learning the new disciplines. We work side-by-side with our partners throughout the implementation process. Consequently, the required behaviour is adopted and made a part of the business culture – thus ensuring the on-going success of the business improvements and their associated outcomes.

Unique end-to-end analysis, design & delivery capability

We provide a powerful and unique combination of skills and tools, and we are the only consulting firm in Australia with this end-to-end analysis, design & delivery capability.

Testimonials

"GRA worked closely with us throughout the transformation providing not only technical expertise but with the understanding and experience in engaging people to navigate the cultural challenges that come with change. Their team are hands on, passionate and dedicated to delivering results and implementing sustainable improvements."

– Melinda Johnston, Supply Chain Transformation Lead, Allnex

Typical results

  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%
  • 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs
  • 5%-20% spend management savings
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • a minimum 3:1 ROI (10:1 to 30:1 typical)