Consulting

GRA Consulting specialise in supply chain strategy, planning & execution.

We provide our clients with a sustainable competitive advantage by significantly improving margins, asset efficiency and supply chain responsiveness. The types of services we offer include:

Strategy

Developing and designing the optimal supply chain structures and frameworks that best supports the business’ service proposition, whilst minimising costs and capital. Aligning the supply chain to the business strategy to deliver the maximum value to the business, customers and key stakeholders. As supply chain strategy consultants we offer the following services:

Supply Chain Strategy & Design
Supply Chain Network Planning & Optimisation
Organisational Structure Design & Change Management
Outsourcing & 3PL Strategy
Supply Chain Risk Review
Procurement Strategy
Cost to Serve Analysis
Supply Chain Technology Strategy
Supply Chain Policy & KPI Development
Private Equity Due Diligence & Value Creation

Planning

The assessment, enhancement and development of best practice end-to-end supply chain planning that synchronises the people, planning and systems to drive the right business outcomes. GRA uses proven change management methodologies to ensure that processes are embedded to deliver sustainable results. As supply chain planning consultants we offer the following services:

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
Demand Planning
Customer Collaboration (CPFR)
Inventory Optimisation
Strategic Sourcing
Replenishment Planning
Production Planning
Transportation Planning
Warehouse Planning & Design

Execution

Delivering the maximum possible benefit from your supply assets and infrastructure. Ensuring key interactions and handoffs throughout the supply chain are optimised and synchronised with the business. With our approach we work hands-on and side-by-side with you throughout the implementation process to transfer knowledge and up-skill teams. 

Contract & Supplier Performance Management
Warehouse Operations Review
Transportation Routing & Freight Optimisation
Omni-Channel Fulfilment
3PL Tendering Process & Negotiations
Technology & Systems Implementation
Training & Education

How we work

GRA consulting use a proven change management methodology to ensure that the results achieved are embedded and sustained throughout the organisation. We advise and consult in areas such as defining optimal supply chain strategies & structures, best practice S&OP implementations, embedding high performance demand and supply planning processes, maximising business value derived from procurement spend, inventory optimisation, enhancing supply chain technologies, warehouse and transport optimisation as well as organisational structure and design.

We provide our clients with a sustainable competitive advantage by significantly improving margins, asset efficiency and supply chain responsiveness. Our team has extensive commercial supply chain, procurement and logistics experience across a broad range of industries and at all levels of the process, both strategic and operational. We have powerful, proven supply chain optimisation toolsets that quickly find opportunities and enable businesses to act with confidence.

Our consulting approach is practical. We work hands-on and side-by-side with our clients throughout the process to transfer knowledge and up-skill our clients’ teams. We aim for a minimum 3:1 ROI, with the typical returns ranging from 10:1 – 30:1. We also offer success sharing arrangements which links our remuneration to the results delivered.

Testimonials

"Sales and profits are up, and Damaged & Dated is down. The sales team is engaged and enthusiastic about the S&OP process. It's a nut we've been trying to crack for two years, and we're finally seeing some green shoots."

– Paul Foster, Sales Director - Convenience & Food Service, 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)