Procurement

October 2017 - The Use of Design Thinking with Strategic Sourcing

GRA Senior Manager and Procurement expert, Andrew Dillon, answers questions on Strategic Sourcing. Q: What is Strategic Sourcing? Strategic Sourcing is a holistic approach to procurement which...

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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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April 2011 - The Road from China

China is a critical trading partner for Australia particularly with regard to our mineral exports and the range of imports from food staples, through electronics, household goods, to automotive...

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Testimonials

"GRA built capability within the organisation on the importance of S&OP and its role in managing the business. This enabled senior leadership to fully engage in the S&OP process to drive an issues-based, KPI-driven S&OP process with clear ownership of the forecast and other key areas."

– Demand Strategy & Planning Director and S&OP Transformation Programme Manager, Lion Dairy & Drinks

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)