Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) has been defined as “the integration of key business processes across the supply chain for the purpose of creating value for customers and stakeholders”. As such, SCM is about how organisations can control and optimize their processes and flows (information, goods, financial) between customers and suppliers, with the aim to give good service to customers at a fair cost. In short: how can we jointly do things better, smarter, faster, cheaper?

The environment where organisations operate becomes more and more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (‘VUCA’). The Internet of Things, globalization and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) are probably not just trends but here to stay. Technological developments (robots, 3D printing, Big Data, …) will occur even faster and faster. Related to SCM, we see that companies often outsource activities: they don’t want to own buildings or trucks, so warehousing & distribution is executed by business partners. Same for Software as a Service (SaaS) and Hardware (data centers): from ownership to usage.

With the increasing complexity of organizations it is necessary for you to have an efficient supply chain on a continuous basis. With an integral view and analytical skills, our strength is to put the ever changing puzzle back together. We strive for open and transparent communication with stakeholders. Our services are closely related to your complex questions in the field of Supply Chain Management. Our specialties:

Supply Chain Analysis & Strategy

  • Supply Chain assessments
  • Developing and implementing a (global) supply chain strategy
  • Analyzing, designing, and implementing supply chain/operations & sales processes
  • Developing a customer service offer
  • Defining stock locations/decoupling points

Program & Project Management

  • Implementing supply chain solutions and business improvements
  • Leading the supplier selection processes and contract negotiations regarding systems (software, tools), transport, and warehousing partners
  • Leading ERP (SAP, IBS, iOne) implementations
  • Implementing warehouse closures and moves
  • Managing/setting up a customer service, demand planning, logistics organization, and departments
  • Improving customer service management
  • Reduction of costs, stocks, and cycle time
  • Leading a collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment project with a customer
  • Managing Operational Excellence in an entity

Change Management

  • Lean/Six Sigma/Black Belt projects
  • Breakthrough projects: analysis, redesign and implementation
  • Post-Merger Integration (PMI) management

Business Development

  • (New) business development
  • Supply chain ramp-up