Gain a Competitive Advantage

Our diverse and experienced team can solve your most difficult supply chain challenges. We invest the time to build trust, and that translates into lasting relationships, sustained value, and tailored solutions for your organization.

Rethinking how the supply chain organization interacts with the company’s core functions can be a differentiator that gives you a competitive advantage. There are many companies in the market looking for opportunities to run some or all of your supply chain functions. They look at your company’s core functions as potential customers. And you should do the same.

We have helped organizations across these and other industries transform:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Markets
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecom and Cable

Core Supply Chain Management Capabilities

PROCESS OPTIMIZATION

  • Customer and Market Segmentation
  • Process Design Improvement
  • Performance Management
  • Financial Reporting and Dashboards
  • Efficiency Modeling
  • Procure-to-Pay

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

  • Process Maturity Modeling and Evaluation
  • Strategic Roadmap Development and Implementation
  • Strategic Sourcing and Spend Control
  • Cycle-Time Reduction
  • Inventory and Materials Management
  • Field Asset Tracking and Optimization
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

TRANSFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • M&A Integration
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Strategic Planning
  • PMO Maturity
  • End-To-End Training and Development

More Than $5 Million in Process Improvement Savings Annually

One of the largest producers of NGLs and one of the largest natural gas processing companies in the U.S. had a dispersed distribution network with local warehouses being managed manually, along with low inventory turns, and needed support in designing a program.

SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conducted cross-functional workshops to develop conceptual design and future state processes and socialized them with executives across the organization
  • Led implementation team to ensure all process, organization, and technology components maintained alignment with the solution design

KEY BENEFITS

  • Generated a business case that demonstrated more than $5 million in process improvement savings annually
  • Facilitated a scalable materials management capability that aligned to enterprise initiatives focused on optimization and continuous improvement

Optimizing Cash Flow by Identifying Unaccounted Inventory and Reallocating Assets

A global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, sought to implement an enterprise-wide Plug-in Cards (PICs) program to improve inventory management and cycle times, leading to lower capital costs and enhanced customer service.

SOLUTION 

  • Designed, developed, and deployed a new business process and mobile asset tracking system
  • Implemented field inventory levels and auto-replenishment processes
  • Provided field resources with inventory visibility via mobile devices to help accelerate incident management

KEY BENEFITS

  • Increased the use of assets already in house, and avoided the purchase avoidance of new ones
  • Enabled better management of field assets to reduce capital costs
  • Improved spares availability for network maintenance
  • Allowed the company to redefine its capital spend strategy, allocating cash for new strategic technologies while maintaining the customer experience

Understanding Procurement to Define a Roadmap for People, Processes, and Systems

A significant portion of an energy company’s spend was not managed by category or strategically sourced. It needed to improve operating costs, as well as improve service levels and quality.

SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conducted a procurement assessment
  • Identified immature, non-standard processes that caused complexity, inefficiencies, and reactive execution capabilities

KEY BENEFITS

  • Provided a new strategic direction for the procurement team
  • Defined a roadmap around people, process, and systems across procurement, estimating, and engineering teams

Enhancing Quality Through Technology and Lean Tools

A company that designs and manufactures aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers around the world was challenged to increase build rates while continuing to drive down defect rates to world-class levels.

SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Facilitated root cause corrective action for high-impact quality issues
  • Performed process failure modes and effects analysis to proactively identify and eliminate defects
  • Led implementation of new tablet-based augmented reality inspection software allowing for accurate, real-time defect detection

KEY BENEFITS

  • Improved communication related to quality issues with downstream internal process partners and customers
  • Increased responsiveness to quality events, and provided thorough corrective action

Meet Our Chief Strategist

Bob Vanek

Chief Strategist, Supply Chain Management

Bob has more than 20 years of consulting experience with implementing business transformation programs in supply chain. His expertise has benefitted major communications, natural resources, and retail companies significantly reduce their operational costs. Bob established the Management Consulting practice’s supply chain maturity assessment methodology, which drives value for our clients looking to streamline their operations.

Highlighted Experience:

Bob led the supply chain management integration for AT&T’s acquisition of Cricket Wireless. Additionally, he has worked with the core leaders of Perficient’s supply chain practice for 20 years across four companies.