Supply chain network optimization initiatives provide the ability to determine the costs and benefits of adapting a company’s overall network in response to such changes. While these adaptations are often focused on improving service levels and reducing working capital across the end-to-end distribution network, many companies fail to align their network optimization programs with long-term business strategies and implement them in isolation.
At GEP, we focus on developing dynamic supply chain network optimization capabilities that align the network to long-term business strategy and allow ongoing evaluation of assets as business and environmental conditions change.
We understand that supply chain design is a critical business function. Our structured approach to supply chain design and network optimization delivers substantial reductions in end-to-end supply chain costs, including purchasing, production, warehousing, inventory and transportation, while significantly improving service levels.
GEP’s supply chain network optimization services help you:
- Reduce overall supply chain costs, including working capital, production, distribution and transportation
- Reduce inventory (raw materials, WIP, and finished goods)
- Enhance profit margins (e.g., business unit, channel, and product, etc.)
- Develop an ongoing capability to evaluate business and environmental changes that affect the supply chain
- Improve flexibility
Supply Chain Optimized for Performance
Supply chain network modeling by GEP can help you reduce global supply chain network complexities and improve responsiveness to customer needs by optimizing asset locations across the supply chain. GEP’s supply chain design experts identify, prioritize and map the best solutions to enterprise priorities and supply chain competencies with a variety of techniques, including what-if scenarios and sensitivity analysis. And that’s every area of the supply chain network, including sourcing, transportation, inventory, warehousing and more.
Network optimization programs at GEP are designed and directed by seasoned industry, process and subject matter experts, supported by world-class infrastructure, a rich knowledge base of best-practice methodologies, an expansive global leadership network and unmatched category, commodity and market intelligence capabilities.
Supply Chain Optimized for Results
At GEP, we measure our success the way you do – savings realized, value created and delivered in hard currency. And that's how we measure our impact on our client's supply chain and distribution networks and their performance. How much did you save? How much more where you able to accomplish? How did we help expand the business? How well are you able to respond to business and environmental conditions?
Fact is, GEP not only helps companies recognize opportunities for positive change, but also helps them achieve that change systematically, making their network operations more flexible, more efficient and more responsive to dynamic business scenarios, such as new product introductions, shifts in demand and consumption patterns, and changes in regulation. Our network optimization strategies are designed to make supply chains more resilient to address current changes and future uncertainties.
Supply Chain Optimized for Growth
Viewed more accurately, your network capabilities are a strategic asset – and a platform for growth. Is your network designed to enable and energize business strategy as it evolves? If not, your network is not really optimized. GEP can help you design, build and manage an enterprise network that not only supports, but helps continually foster profitable growth.