Supply Chain Diagnostics

The best supply chain transformation firms begin transformation projects by first gaining a true understanding of where you are and where you want to be. But 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.

Supply Chain Diagnostic Methodology

We ask all the right questions – here are some of them:

  • Where are our best potential opportunities for performance gains?
  • What are the key financial and operational levers, KPIs and enablers?
  • What are our limitations? How do we overcome them?
  • Where do our competitors and peers benchmark?
  • What are the pain points for customers? Enterprise constituents?
  • Which initiatives should be prioritized?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will it take?

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 continual challenge, is essential to drive shareholder value and customer satisfaction.

Accurate, Actionable Insights from Supply Chain Assessment

Leading 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 road map 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, we offer:

  • Supply chain visibility assessment
  • Supply chain blueprints
  • Supply chain governance model development
  • Supply chain organization development and change management
  • Supply chain budget formulation management
  • Working capital optimization

We Play to Our Strengths

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; better asset utilization; more accurate forecasting; and proactive identification of potential supply chain risks.

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 and service levels across the supply chain.

All the Tools and Expertise to See You Through

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 profiles, 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 organizational priorities and supply chain competencies.