Video: Supply Chain Resilience in a post-COVID world

In this video GRA's Shanaka Jayasinghe and Mark Chapman discuss the importance of supply chain resilience.

Whilst 2020 has highlighted the importance of supply chain resilience it's important to not overcorrect and move too far away from the traditionally efficient ‘lean supply chain model’.

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?


You may also be interested in downloading The Resilience Imperartive whitepaper discussed in the video.

Supply Chain Resilience Whitepaper

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With a focus on both cost reduction and service improvement, we engaged GRA to design and lead a company-wide Procurement Transformation. GRA worked closely with us to design and implement a new operating model and deliver significant improvements in procurement governance, processes and systems, whilst also managing a program delivering multi-million dollar savings.

– 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)