DSS helps integrate business and operations planning and identify projects and practices to capture improvements across supply chains.
Supply Chain Management
Whether you want to improve your supplier vetting, selection and management processes, reform logistics, improve inventory management or buy goods and services more cost-efficiently, our supply chain management services can help organization ensure security, resilience, and continuity of supply at reduced cost.
Improving supply chain management is one of the most effective cost reduction routes to generate savings within – three to six months with a significant ROI. By aligning procurement with business strategy, streamlining the supplier base, using data for more sophisticated tracking and analysis of spend, and optimizing the inventory mix, your organization can improve its competitive positioning.
While supply improvement offers the opportunity for significant savings, it can also be one of the largest drains on resources, particularly if ownership is fragmented. DSS helps companies around the world optimize supply chain management at no operational risk and without business interruption. We work closely with clients and draw on our experience as well as best practices to develop customized supply chain management operating systems that are tailored to their circumstances.
Key Elements of Supply Chain Management with DSS
Our fact-based approach focuses on high-spend or high-risk contracts to improve overall value. It typically goes beyond pricing and optimizes the key value drivers of the supply partnership. This comprehensive approach combines innovative, “clean sheet” strategies with robust tactical approaches that identify new sourcing opportunities, expanded vendor universes, thorough competitive processes, and also includes operational readiness plans. Typical savings range from 8% to 20% of category spend.
Improved commercial agreements with service providers are not enough to assure best value, as the quality and specifics of contracted services can vary greatly during delivery. Overcharges, change orders, overtime, low quality personnel and work can reduce the impact of the negotiated advantaged rate structure. We can help you realize the anticipated benefits while ensuring safe and timely project completion with an improved contractor management toolkit.
Supply Chain Optimization
A lot of working capital is tied up in inventory and goods in transit. To ensure cost efficient operations and better liquidity requires an effective in-bound supply chain strategy that determines the most efficient and cost-effective logistics, the right-sized inventory to minimize slow-moving inventory and overstocks, and best practice warehousing processes. Our expertise in designing an effective in-bound supply chain operating system includes annual plans, maintenance and purchasing strategies that deliver significant cost benefits.
With greater supply maturity comes the need for a system that continues to improve purchases of goods and services, and engineers cost out of the supplier partnership. DSS offers a series of rapid diagnostics with your top suppliers to identify efficiency gains and equitable sharing of benefits. We help you create a program framework, train your personnel, and establish and deliver a continuous pipeline of improvement ideas for long term value generation.