S&OP

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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October 2014 - The Beer Game

The Beer Game is a supply chain simulation that lets the players experience the pressures of playing a role in a production / distribution simulation to develop their Supply Chain understanding...

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Testimonials

"GRA provided us with the vision on what an advanced inventory management system could deliver for us, along with the benefits. To date the benefits are being delivered in line with the business case and the user experience is excellent. GRA, throughout the project, acted in an very professional manner and delivered on our expectations."

– Chris Wigg, Group Planning Manager, The Laminex Group

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)