Supply Chain Planning

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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October 2016 - A Road-map to Implementing 3D Printing Today

The way we do things in many industries is changing now perhaps more rapidly than ever before. Modern technologies are growing and...

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May 2015 - 3 Steps to Becoming an Awesome Demand Planner

Discover the three critical (but often difficult) steps required for successful demand planning. Step 1: Bottom Up Planning Like it or not, Demand Planning is a data-driven pursuit and the...

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May 2015 - Understanding Risk in Your Supply Chain

James Allt-Graham explores the risks today’s supply chains are exposed to, and the steps that should be taken before disruption occurs. The effective operation of the supply chain is the...

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Testimonials

"I have and would continue to recommend GRA to companies reviewing either their supply chain strategy or day to day operations.”

– Mark Chapman, Supply Chain & IT Director at Pepkor

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)