What can't be measured, can't be improved. Supply chain transformation begins with supply chain diagnostics – comprehensive, objective, quantitative, actionable – a thorough evaluation of the performance of your existing supply chain.
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 warehouse management, distribution to billing and returns.
Like our clients, we measure success as success in the real world, so our approach to supply chain diagnostics incorporates a full range of quantitative and qualitative metrics, which together provide not just insight, but an actionable roadmap from current state to desired future state.
Supply chain engagements 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.
Room for Improvement
All viable organizations seek to improve their performance – but where to begin?
That's where GEP comes in. Our supply chain professionals use a structured analytic approach and a suite of diagnostic tools to generate quick results.
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 then 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.
This current state is evaluated against a series of industry and global business best practices and benchmarks, which help identify the gaps in performance and potential areas of improvement. Major findings are sorted by capability area and improvement opportunities are mapped to organization priorities and supply chain competencies. Most organizations receive the results of their diagnostic assessment within six to eight weeks, depending on the size and scope of the engagement.