Retail

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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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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February 2016 - Retail Supply Chain Whitepaper - Part Two

Physical Network Optimisation Today, the Australian Retail sector is shadowed by an unprecedented amount of change and uncertainty. Evidence of this change is printed every day in Australian...

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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)