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SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

Supply chain strategy

Supply chain strategy

It is important that the supply chain strategy enables a performance that meets the requirements in the overall business plan. For instance if the business plan includes an aggressive growth plan it might be difficult to combine that with a supply chain strategy focusing on being cost efficient. A fundamental part is to understand which flexibility is needed in the supply chain to enable the overall targets. It is not until customer demand and need of flexibility is known that the strategy work can begin.

The basic questions to answer before developing solutions are

  • What are the objectives?
  • What are the order winners and qualifiers?
  • What demand variation exist and how can this be handled?
  • What are required service policies?

The supply chain design must evaluate if there is a need to change the overall supply chain network to meet the requirements (including ways for de-coupling and postponement to gain flexibility).

MYSIGMA has long experience in developing supply chain strategies and designing solutions supporting growth, flexibility and resource utilization in both manufacturing and retail industries.

Retail and e-commerce

The differentiating factor of retail supply chain from other is in the volume of product movement and the fast-moving nature of the products.

No matter if a you are a brick and mortar retailer, a pure player,  a multi channel retailer or if you have gone all the way to become an Omni channel retailer, MYSIGMA can help in the design of the supply chain strategy to optimize service and cost.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies deal with complex global challenges such as increasing customer expectations and requirements for short lead times and high availability, fluctuating commodity prices, rising transportation costs and an unstable global economy. Under these circumstances, setting the right production strategy and network is of vital importance to achieve competitive advantages.

MYSIGMA supports companies in order to design and execute a strategy that best combine assortment, inventory and service with current and future supply chain demands in order to enable growth, minimize costs and maximize profit.

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