Supply Chain Management & Operations
How can a wide range of very different complexity drivers be incorporated into measures to sustainably optimize the supply chain?
Supply chain management deals with coordinating – and optimizing – flows of materials, information and finance along the entire process chain from preliminary supplier through to final consumer across the entire company. Alongside designing physical and informational aspects of processes and networks, the focus of our work lies on creating the appropriate organizational structures.
Strategy, process and organization design, together with supply chain controlling and performance drivers form the main elements of our Performance Architect Model for the Supply Chain. Strict process orientation and structured integration of processes enables you to reduce complexity on the one hand and to improve your mastery of complexity along the entire supply chain on the other.
A complete analysis of – and focus on – processes at all levels in the company and along the entire length of the value chain forms the basis for measuring performance and lays the foundation for supply chain controlling.
We would be delighted to offer you our support in mastering the manifold and exciting topics in the Horváth & Partners Supply Chain Management & Operations consulting portfolio, including:
- Development of Supply Chain Strategies in, amongst others, the field of network design
- Supply Chain Business Process and Organization (Re-) Design
- (Re-) Design of Supply Chain Controlling and Optimization of selected PERFORMANCE drivers, e.g. as part of working capital reduction
- Lean Management for aligning and optimizing processes
Alongside themes which span a range of processes over many departments, we will also gladly advise you in your endeavors to optimize specific sub-processes within the supply chain:
- Purchasing and Procurement, e.g. designing supplier management
- Operations & Production, e.g. optimizing processing and run times
- Distribution, e.g. planning sales and operations
We will accompany you through all the stages of your projects, standing by your side from the initial concept, through coordination of IT realization to staff training. Additionally, our training team will provide competent partners for methodolgy training and audits, in order to secure long-term, sustainable knowledge transfer.
Our working capital competence rounds off our Supply Chain portfolio. The experiences we have gathered from numerous working capital projects show that in many cases, sustainable success can only be achieved by improving structures and processes, especially for inventory.