Demand Planning

February 2020 - As Good as Gold - How to optimise your MRO supply chain with 4 unique considerations

From way back in time when Australia first ran trains, drove trucks, flew aircraft, and operated mines, manufacturing plants and ports, we have had organisations doing Maintenance Repair and...

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January 2020 - Understanding the Coronavirus and the Risk in Your Supply Chain

As the coronavirus is top of mind for Australian businesses, we explorer the risks today’s supply chains are exposed to, and the steps that should be taken before disruption occurs. The...

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December 2019 - Report Shows Inventory remains a major driver of working capital performance for Australian retailers

According to the 2019 McGrathNicol Advisory Working Capital Report achieving an improvement in working capital is not only desirable to “keep up” with competitors, it also presents an...

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September 2019 - Video: Demand Planning Optimisation with Machine Learning & AI

GRA Partner Carter McNabb discusses Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the significant opportunities for supply chains – specifically in relation to demand planning...

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July 2019 - Video: SCBI Demand & Supply Planning Excellence short course Overview

The Supply Chain Business Insititute's (SCBI) Dan Knox explains the benefits of the SCBI’s most popular two-day course ‘Demand & Supply Planning Excellence’. The course...

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Testimonials

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)