Supply Chain Risk Management

May 2015 - Understanding Risk in Your Supply Chain

James Allt-Graham explores the risks today’s supply chains are exposed to, and the steps that should be taken before disruption occurs. The effective operation of the supply chain is the...

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January 2014 - Supply Chain Focus

From Cost Centre to Competitive Weapon Introduction A defining driver of success for many companies around the world is a focus on the supply chain. These companies excel at integrating functions...

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August 2011 - Glass half-full: Planning for Supply Chain Disruptions

Are catastrophic events on the rise? The Queensland floods, Cyclone Yasi, the Christchurch earthquake, the Japanese earthquake/tsunami and the Victorian bushfires of 2009, just to name a few...

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May 2011 - Supply Chain Network Optimisation

From inventory optimisation, manufacturing capacity optimisation and warehouse space optimisation through to route optimisation - we’ve all heard of or engaged a number of different...

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"We selected GRA because their team was top end of town with a down to earth approach. As supply chain specialists their passion for the subject was evident throughout the engagement.”

– Mark Chapman, Supply Chain & IT Director at Pepkor

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)