Every supply chain transformation project begins with a true understanding of where you are and where you want to be. And to know that, you need in-depth and accurate supply chain diagnostics – comprehensive, objective, quantitative and actionable – allowing a thorough evaluation of the performance of your existing supply chain.
Additionally, in today’s volatile world, companies find themselves facing supply chain disruptions that have negative impacts on performance. Add to that internal strategic business decisions – such as mergers/acquisitions, new product development, increasing product personalization – and it gets even more difficult to effectively manage a company’s supply chain. Aligning business strategy and operations, though a continuous challenge, it is essential to drive shareholder value and customer satisfaction.
Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide rely on GEP for accurate, actionable analyses of supply chain processes – from forecasting to procurement, supplier relationship management to production, maintenance to logistics and warehouse management, and distribution to billing and returns. We measure success using a full range of quantitative and qualitative metrics, which together provide not just insights, but an actionable roadmap from current state to the desired future state.
Supply Chain Assessments at GEP are led 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 peerless category, commodity and market intelligence capabilities. How?
- By understanding a client’s three-to-five year strategic plan
- By interviewing key stakeholders to understand requirements, major objectives, and pain points
- By reviewing market and industry dynamics and implications for the client’s network
- By applying proven tools and templates to rigorously analyze various aspects of the supply chain and identify areas of opportunity
That's where GEP’s strengths come into play. Our supply chain professionals use a structured analytical approach and a suite of diagnostic tools to generate rapid results. The benefits of supply chain diagnostics with GEP include, but certainly aren’t limited to, cost reduction (across the supply chain), improved customer service, maximized asset utilization, more accurate forecasting, and proactive identification of potential supply chain risks, etc.
Our approach incorporates people/organization, process, technology, and performance measurement to identify supply chain issues and drive understanding of the trade-offs between cost and flexibility in response to margin pressures faced by the organization. We also address those trade-offs to achieve the desired balance between cost service and levels across the supply chain.
The GEP team – bolstered by cross-functional stakeholder interviews – compiles and prioritizes requirements and objectives aligned to your company's corporate and business strategy. We rigorously evaluate current performance using product profile, volumes, growth rates, supply chain costs, service levels, fill rates and other factors, such as IT infrastructure, tools and technology.
The analysis, evaluated against industry and global best practices and benchmarks, will help identify gaps in performance and potential areas of improvement that will be addressed to meet the client’s strategic plan. Major findings are sorted by capability area and improvement opportunities are mapped to organization priorities and supply chain competencies.