SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Today’s supply chains must satisfy a wide range of demands. They must enable efficient transactions with suppliers and partners, provide customers with goods and services and ensure that managers have the information they need. At the same time, they must minimize environmental impacts. Supply chains today are increasingly interconnected, complex and global with many entities working in unison to source, convert and deliver products to customers.

A resilient supply chain can not only help enterprises respond swiftly and effectively to economic, technological and market disruptions, but also help them gain a competitive advantage. The goal of a resilient supply chain is to minimize negative impacts of these disruptions on revenues, costs and customers.

The Glass Door CES’s Supply Chain Management practice offers high-end management consulting services to help drive strategy formulation and execution, transform supply chains and accelerate results. We will help you create and manage high-performing, resilient supply chains that drive sustained, profitable growth, even in the face of sudden, dramatic change.

Our expertise includes: Planning, Logistics and fulfilment, Operational excellence and lean, Procurement and Digital supply chain transformation.  Our solutions are flexible, sustainable and technologically robust.

The Glass Door CES partners with you to construct a single shared view of the supply chain. We facilitate proactive decision-making and enable your company to collaborate more efficiently with customers, suppliers and partners.

SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

The Glass Door CES’s supply chain strategy services will help you align your supply chain processes and operating models with your business strategy. We design, develop and implement supply chain strategies that create resilient supply chains delivering business results.

We take into account key drivers that improve your ability to compete effectively:

Market Alignment: We will align your supply chain operations with customer values, adding a new dimension to the overall supply chain ― one that drives greater levels of customer service and higher profitability

Global Growth and Expansion: Enterprises can only grow as fast as their supply chains. The Glass Door CES will help you develop global supply chain strategies that can support your business needs today and tomorrow

Supplier Relationships: Suppliers are critical to the success of every supply chain. The Glass Door CES will help you work with your suppliers to develop mutual capabilities to improve supply chain effectiveness and customer service

Process Redesign: We will help you redesign your supply chain operations and processes to ensure effective implementation of your supply chain strategies

Performance Management: Our real-time data analysis and intuitive supply chain dashboards will help you evaluate the performance of your supply chain against predefined KPIs and benchmarks and take improvement measures

SUPPLY CHAIN DIAGNOSTICS

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.

We, at The Glass Door CES 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

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.

SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

Supply chain network optimization initiatives provide the ability to determine the costs and benefits of adapting a company’s overall network in response to such changes.

At The Glass Door CES, we focus on developing dynamic supply chain network optimization capabilities that align the network to long-term business strategy and allow ongoing evaluation of assets as business and environmental conditions change.

We will help you:

  • Reduce overall supply chain costs, including working capital, production, distribution and transportation
  • Reduce inventory (raw materials, WIP, and finished goods)
  • Enhance profit margins (e.g., business unit, channel, and product, etc.)
  • Develop an ongoing capability to evaluate business and environmental changes that affect the supply chain
  • Improve flexibility

INVENTORY OPTIMIZATION

When it comes to optimizing inventory management, the questions are many:

  • What is the right level of inventory?
  • At what point in the supply chain?
  • How do I know what is optimal?
  • Are we prepared for seasonal shifts?

We, at The Glass Door CES, will help you devise an improvement plan to reduce working capital and increase inventory velocity. We’ll help you capture every available demand opportunity while optimizing the use of cash to fund operations.

Having the right products readily available is critical to capturing demand while keeping inventories low. When items are ready “just in time,” they aren’t sitting idle and taking up space, costing money and, possibly, becoming obsolete.

The impacts are as follows:

  • Reduced working capital to maintain desired service levels
  • Optimized inventory and replenishment policies by SKU
  • Increased inventory turns
  • Improved or maintained service levels, fill rate and other metrics
  • Reduced distribution and procurement expenses

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

Enterprises need resilient supply chains to minimize the negative impacts of disruptions on revenues, costs, and customers. Not surprisingly, understanding and effectively managing supply chain risk is a key capability for building and maintaining resilient supply chains.

The Glass Door CES’s supply chain risk management services will enable you to proactively assess, prioritize, mitigate and manage risk for improved business results. We will help you map your supply networks, identify risks, assess potential impacts and prepare supply chain contingency plans well in advance to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity.

Our Approach to Risk Management includes:

  • Identifying risks and consequences
  • Developing an organizational strategy
  • Creating outcome-based plans to manage risk
  • Implementing risk mitigation plans
  • Measuring impact