Supply Chain Management

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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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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March 2017 - GRA Overview Brochure

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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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Testimonials

"We were impressed by GRA’s ability to rapidly understand our operations and identify the key issues. Their recommendations were comprehensive and pragmatic, and GRA worked effectively to build a plan that took into account the considerable complexities of our business."

– Brendan Shaw, CFO, Aussie Farmers Direct

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)