We implement strategic supply chain operations and strategies to put companies on a path to sustained improvement. The economic downturn, increased pricing pressures from customers and challenges around operational and financial performance are all placing significant pressure on corporate supply chain operations. Supply chain functions are critical business operations and have a significant impact on company costs and profits.
Supply chain operations include the systems, structures and processes to plan and execute the flow of goods and services from supplier to customer. To maximize effectiveness, it is critical to evaluate both internal operations and the extended supply chain that includes suppliers and customers.
The value of successfully addressing supply chain challenges is not only cost savings, but also significant quality and customer service improvements across the entire supply chain. The need for improved and integrated supply chain planning and execution has become a common theme for companies of all sizes.
How well does our facility, layout, processes and equipment support distribution or manufacturing? Can we improve our productivity and capacity?
Which warehouse enabling technology is right for us (i.e. WMS, LMS, ASRS, AGV, MES, etc.)? Will we see a return on the investment? When? How can we ensure it is implemented correctly?
Is our 3PL performing as expected? Should we insource vs. outsource our operations? How do we ensure selection of the right 3PL partner? How can we implement the latest best-in-class SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) across all our facilities leveraging leading practices internally or externally defined?
How can we reduce returns and improve our post-sale support customer satisfaction? Can we optimize our Order-to-Cash processes to improve customer relationships, service levels, and costs while reducing charge backs and penalties?
How can we streamline our Procure-to-Pay processes to reduce working capital?
How well do we plan for, communicate, implement, and manage change in our operation while balancing risk and speed to value? SCOPs’ practitioners provide fact-based analysis and pragmatic delivery of a leaner and more flexible operation that reduces waste and minimizes risks across your supply chain.