Whitepaper: The Resilience Imperative

Supply Chain Resilience in a post-COVID world







2020 has highlighted the importance of supply chain resilience. It is key however, that boardrooms do not overcorrect and move too far away from the traditionally efficient ‘lean supply chain model’.

In this paper The Resilience Imperativepart of GRA's Lean Supply Chain Series, we explore how to execute a balanced, proportionate response towards achieving supply chain resilience via targeted technology deployment.

Key points:

Applying the right amount of resilience to operate models with targeted deployment of supply chain technology:

  • How lean is your supply chain?
  • Lean and resilient shouldn't be mutually exclusive

Acknowledging the critical role of technology in both resilient and lean capability for each industry

  • Retail - FMCG, Department Store, Technology, Furniture, Apparel
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing - Automotive & Machinery, FMCG, Industrial Materials
  • Government & Defence
  • Hospitality
  • What can you do today to deliver short-term wins and long-term strategic advantage?


Download the whitepaper below.

You may also be interested in the video recording discussing the paper:

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GRA’s practical experience and delivery focus were key to the success of this program. Also their collaborative way of engaging and working with stakeholders meant that we felt they were “doing it with us” rather than “doing it to us”. Overall, GRA's deep expertise, professional approach and shared commitment to delivering results made them the perfect partner for our multi-year Procurement transformation program.

– David White, Manager Enterprise Procurement, Aurizon

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)