Whitepapers & Reports

February 2018 - The Emergence of the Demand-Driven Service Chain

Whilst the service sector defines the Australian economy—employing four out five Australians and representing almost 70% of GDP—service chains have historically tended to lag supply...

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February 2018 - Article: Systems of Record

Systems of Record are just one piece of the Enterprise Resource Planning Puzzle Sam Wardill muses on the evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Sytems into Systems of Record and the...

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February 2018 - Whitepaper: Making the Last-Mile Profitable

A New Age for Australian Retail. Despite retail sales & the online market-size increasing year after year, retailers remain challenged to turn a profit for online channels. Few Australian...

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November 2017 - Whitepaper: Amazon - Impact on Australia

GRA's Whitepaper “Amazon – Impact on Australia” outlines our perspectives on Amazon and its motivation for entering the Australian market. From here, we look to the...

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October 2016 - AFGC / GRA Supply Chain Report 2016

The Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) and GRA have released an abridged version of the 2016 Supply Chain Survey Report, a biennial review of the key issues, opportunities, challenges...

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Testimonials

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.

– Danny Mellon, GM Planning, Logistics & Procurement, Simplot

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)