Articles

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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November 2016 - The Driverless Supply Chain - Can Logistics be Fully Automated within 5 years?

The driverless supply chain is coming, it is no longer a question of if, but when. Autonomous cars are already starting to hit the road with Uber recently introducing a fleet of 100 driverless...

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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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August 2016 - Supply Chain Automation: A Secret Weapon or Futuristic ideology?

To remain competitive, organisations must take advantage of the latest technology. Automation of material handling is one area of innovation that has proven to be vital in mitigating operational...

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May 2016 - The Disruptor of My Disruptor is My Friend

Heraclitus, a Greek Philosopher, said: “everything changes and nothing stands still”. Since this was said almost three millennia ago, the pace of change has increased exponentially...

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Testimonials

"Sales and profits are up, and Damaged & Dated is down. The sales team is engaged and enthusiastic about the S&OP process. It's a nut we've been trying to crack for two years, and we're finally seeing some green shoots."

– Paul Foster, Sales Director - Convenience & Food Service, 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)