Insights & Publications

July 2017 - Procurement Strategy Q&A with Craig Millis

GRA Director and Procurement expert, Craig Millis, answers our questions on Procurement Strategy. Q: What is procurement strategy? A: Procurement strategy articulates how an organisation seeks to...

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June 2017 - Podcast: Autonomous Vehicles and the Transport Sector

Ian Kerr from the Postal Hub Podcast interviews GRA's Charles Edwards about autonomous vehicles in the delivery and transport sectors. Charles gives real-life examples from the mining sector...

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June 2017 - Article: Why Your Economic Order Quantities Are Not Very Economical

Economic Order Quantities, the inventory order quantities which minimise annual supply chain carrying and receiving costs, are very useful in supply chain optimisation. Nonetheless, too frequently...

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May 2017 - Video Case Study: Nuplex Supply Chain Transformation

GRA’s James Allt-Graham and Shanaka Jayasinghe, along with Allnex's (formerly Nuplex’s) Regional Supply Chain Manager, Brad Hurst, presented a case study to the 2017 SMART...

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April 2017 - Developing a Strategy: 3D printing in the supply chain

3D printing offers transformative benefits for supply chains in terms of improving efficiency, speed, and certainty of supply, but poses a great design and implementation challenge for supply chain...

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Testimonials

"GRA's insight and experience helped us identify the biggest financial opportunities and where our efforts should be focused to successfully execute our strategy and deliver substantial operational improvements."

– Brett Kelly, National Supply Chain Manager, Officeworks

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)