Success requires coordination of all the components
Supply Chain Strategy links the marketplace, distribution network, manufacturing process, and procurement activity to service customers at a higher level yet at a lower total cost.
- This goal demands application of the logistics concept to relationships with suppliers, partners, customers and end users.
The requirements of network design, information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, materials handling, packaging and service levels are all essential components of the supply chain and need to be fully understood. We have a team of professionals who work closely with each client to assess the key market-related issues. Structured investigation, data collection and analysis are undertaken supported by sophisticated computer modelling tools.
- The team draws on its detailed knowledge of the individual supply chain components to build up an accurate picture of cumulative costs and service level implications.
- Good communication with clients is a characteristic of the LPC International approach.
- Strategic options are evaluated and recommendations made.
- Important aspects covered include cost and service issues, network design, the right modal choices and convergence with the client’s information systems and human resources strategies.
- Capital and operating budgets are prepared. Sensible conclusions are reached regarding outsourcing. This lays the basis for detailed design work leading to implementation.
Clients in sectors as diverse as grocery retailing, service support, and book publishing have implemented supply chain strategies devised by LPC International.