Services & Technology

With product lifecycles contracting and innovation increasingly driving new product development, how best to ensure ideas get converted to marketable products as quickly as possible?

How do you also ensure that all parts of the organisation are focused, working together and working to resolve the biggest blockers?

GRA specializes in building value-delivering management processes in order to proactively manage problems before they become issues and allow Senior Management to focus on critical business decisions. Our expertise in Sales and Operations Planning/Integrated Business Planning ensures that an organisation's planning functions are structured, integrated and proactive and allow senior management to focus on issues and key decision making.

Not only does GRA help build and implement revised processes and policies, we go deeper to understand the underlying enablers that often are misaligned or absent which help ensure optimal results are achieved. Are aligned KPIs in place? Are fundamental planning disciplines providing value and insight? Are the available tools being used to their maximum capability? GRA can assess capability and gaps and implement a realignment plan to deliver outstanding results.

Find out who we've worked with in the Services & Technology industry.


GRA’s consultants are clever, system-savvy, ex-Planning Managers from industry – who have hands-on experience in the planning requirements of FMCG. Their engaging, logical, and disarming approach meant that our planning team were happy to cooperate with GRA in full, and also happy to hear GRA’s list of suggested improvements.

– Danny Mellon, GM Planning, Logistics & Procurement, Simplot

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)