Articles

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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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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Testimonials

We invited GRA to run a workshop to educate the broader business on S&OP, help us design a next level S&OP process and map out the requirements and next steps to implementation. We have made significant progress with S&OP since the workshop, the key aspect is that it has been accepted at all levels and there is commitment to the process which was the big hurdle.

– Lee Rawstron, Head of Operations ANZ, Sinochem Australia

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)