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Supply Chain

The Shortcomings of Supply Chains Across Industries Are Clear

  • Shifts in demand have upset the intricate balance of supply, demand, and transportation models
  • Resource availability, particularly as it relates to manufacturing and distribution in Asia, is limited
  • Customers are demanding shorter lead times, curbside pickup, and the ability to trace an order from placement to delivery

These trends have caught many companies flat-footed, resulting in a poor customer experience and loss of market share. As a result, organizations and industries are striving to make their supply chains more intelligent through:

  • Product lifecycle visibility (SCCT)
  • Environmental impact (sustainable and circular supply chains)
  • Supplier diversification (SC resilience and risk management)
  • Omnichannel fulfillment for ecommerce orders
  • Advanced automation utilizing new technology (e.g., robotics, data analytics, 5G, IoT)

Create a Sustainable, End-to-End Supply Chain for Tomorrow’s Needs 

We work with you to build supply chain core competencies to streamline operations and capture real cost reductions in the following areas:

Sales and Operations Planning

  • Demand Planning - Leverage historical data and qualitative predictive factors that may indicate shifting sentiments in the marketplace
  • Supply Planning - Match supply with demand by leveraging inventory across the enterprise and fostering collaboration with suppliers and partners
  • Coordination - Ensure that all facets of the business are aligned and ready to fulfill the demand/supply plan

    • Finance 
    • Procurement and supplier collaboration
    • Manufacturing
    • Warehousing and order fulfillment

    Strategic Sourcing and Spend Control

    • Optimize and standardize strategic sourcing processes and artifacts
    • Optimize master data to improve spend reporting
    • Enhance negotiation strategies

    Procure to Pay

    • Streamline requisition-to-purchase order processing via auto-sourcing
    • Consumption of internal excess inventory
    • Optimize cycle time and minimize match exceptions

    Cash to Cash Cycle

    • Increase cash flow
    • Optimize working capital

Inventory and Materials Management

  • Shrinkage reduction
  • Warehouse optimization
  • Process optimization
  • Automation and artificial intelligence
  • Optimize inventory turns

Operations Continuation

  • Spare parts management
  • Preventative maintenance planning
  • Network inventory tracking

Risk Management

  • Risk identification
  • Risk tolerance and mitigation strategies
  • Risk management playbook
  • Organization design focused on risk management

Control Tower/End-to-End Visibility

  • API and EDI management
  • Process automation
  • Predictive analytics
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Delivering Value When and Where It Matters Most

We invest the time to build trust, which translates into lasting relationships, sustained value, and meaningful outcomes.

  • Optimize customer order lead times
  • Reduce working capital
  • Increase market share
  • Keep customer supply lines open
  • Minimize missed sales opportunities
  • Keep your facilities up and running

We've Got You Covered

Companies across industries leverage our end-to-end strategy, consulting, and technology capabilities to achieve operational excellence and drive down costs.

  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Building Supplies
  • Restaurant
  • Aerospace
  • Healthcare
  • Retail

Meet An Expert

Bob Vanek

Bob Vanek leads Perficient’s supply chain practice with more than 20 years of experience delivering supply chain solutions across various industries. He helped establish the company’s supply chain maturity assessment, which has helped many clients streamline operations. Bob recently led the supply chain management integration for a major telecom company’s acquisition of a wireless service provider.
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It's Time to Rethink the Supply Chain Organization