Articles

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 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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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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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 has been working with us off and on for over four years... I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."

– Scott Coulter, Chief Operating Officer, Comvita

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)