Supply Chain Policy

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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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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November 2015 - How Brilliant CFOs Use the Supply Chain to Drive Business Value

For most manufacturers, retailers and distributors the performance of the supply chain drives the significant costs impacting upon the performance of the business. Despite this we regularly see...

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December 2014 - Your Ultimate Guide to Achieving True Performance Measurement

Performance measures are developed to track each individual facet of the organisation, which when used correctly, facilitate innovation and identify improvement opportunities. Do you wish you could...

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April 2013 - What's in a Policy?

We really shouldn’t be having this conversation, however it is often the simple things that are neglected or taken for granted. Let’s start with a few questions and see if any of the...

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Testimonials

"GRA helped us reduce inventories and improve operating cash flow by $12 million within 12 months whilst improving stock availability in stores. All the more impressive considering we were growing rapidly, but experiencing tough retail trading conditions at the time."

– Peter Birtles, Managing Director, Super Cheap Auto Group

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)