Simplot

"GRA’s knowledge of the best practices in the end-to-end planning process is very impressive. With our Class A accreditation, Simplot already has an above average S&OP process embedded within the company, but GRA were able to suggest tangible improvements that will hopefully take Simplot to the next level in planning strategy and execution. GRA’s consultants are clever, system-savvy, ex-Planning Managers from industry – who have hands-on experience in the planning requirements of FMCG. Their engaging, logical, and disarming approach meant that our planning team were happy to cooperate with GRA in full, and also happy to hear GRA’s list of suggested improvements."

Danny Mellon, General Manager – Planning, Logistics & Procurement, Simplot

Testimonials

"GRA put together a very knowledgeable and experienced team for us and worked through the complex problem we put to them methodically and in a very practical way. They gave us a good position to make our decisions for the way forward. Besides the professionalism displayed, the GRA team was very approachable and easy to work with."

– Joris Dorsman, General Manager Supply Chain, Chobani Pty Ltd

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)