S&OP

March 2018 - Scenario Planning: Addressing a Capability Gap Affecting Industry Competitiveness

Exponential population and technology growth is occurring at a rate never before seen in history. Together, these forces have created the data driven world we live in. The business landscape has...

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May 2017 - Video Case Study: Nuplex Supply Chain Transformation

GRA’s James Allt-Graham and Shanaka Jayasinghe, along with Allnex's (formerly Nuplex’s) Regional Supply Chain Manager, Brad Hurst, presented a case study to the 2017 SMART...

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June 2016 - Competitive Advantage - S&OP Whitepaper

Executive Summary General Electric’s well-known boss Jack Welch once famously said that “engineers who can’t add, operators who can’t run their equipment, and accountants...

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May 2015 - The key to unlocking your S&OP investment

Effective Demand Planning: The Key to Unlocking your S&OP investment GRA's Matt Miller explores why many organisations are not reaping the benefits of their Sales & Operations Planning...

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March 2015 - Retail Supply Chain Whitepaper - Part One

Perspectives on Strategic Investment Australian retail supply chains must be capable of managing increasing customer expectations (lead-times, pricing, options), channel diversification (online...

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Testimonials

The GRA facilitators really engaged our team well and the facilitation approach ensured that the team saw it as their process. Running “The Beer Game” at the start of the workshop was a great way to make the challenges of integrated planning real for our team.

– 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)