The strong connectivity of the entire value chain is, on the one hand, a reason for highly efficient specializations and, on the other hand, for supply risks in case of unexpected limitations. It is therefore necessary to make all aspects transparent and optimize them.
Talking about the supply chain performance, one shouldn't exclusively focus on costs. The aspects of quality improvement, response speed, service focusing and innovative capability etc. should be equally considered.
Not only the consequences of reduced transport resources in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, but also political topics such as Brexit, can have lasting effects on the value chain and lead to disruptions in supply. Therefore, we always analyze the value chain in a holistic way.
Supply Chain Excellence
A structure as complex as the value chain inevitably leads to certain questions: How can I define supply chain excellence and performance? How can it be measured? Where do I get access to benchmarks, KPIs and Best Practices?
Together with you, we will find the answers. For us, the analysis of an excellent supply chain starts with the processes in the factories of our clients. For example, the turnover time of inventory can be regarded as a good temperature curve regarding overall process efficiency.
The lower the turnover time, the more robust processes have to be, in order to avoid e.g. production problems. In this way, the supply risk and the financial effort for additional stocks or special transports can be minimized.
Supply Chain Redesign & Transformation
When a supply chain doesn't work in practice anymore, there is an increasing tendency not just to modify it but to transform it completely. Our experiences show that a redesign can indeed have a more sustainable effect if it is supported by change elements and implemented in an agile way.
There are various reasons for that: changed market requirements, new product lines, integration of organizations and physical structures (e.g. mergers) or the need of a redesign of value chains due to a new strategic positioning.
They require a fast and targeted transformation of the supply chain, in terms of objective, organization, configuration and operative implementation. We accompany our clients in all phases of project realization with a holistic approach (end-2-end).
Supply Responsibility & Sustainability
Voluntary was yesterday. The critical questioning of the entire supply chain, regarding e.g. climate compatibility or the observance of human rights in upstream production phases, is quickly developing from a mere “ethical principal” towards a corporate imperative.
To be successful in international markets in the long run, companies need to act. For example, the impacts of CO2 pollution have become an important factor in the decision-making process regarding procurement.
The transparency of your own supply chain is crucial if you want to keep control of its functioning. At the interface between purchasing, sustainability, management and logistics is drozak – supporting you with its expertise and powerful IT tools.
For 25 years, we have been making sure that our clients are sitting on the happier side of the table. Be it competitive tenders, negotiations with suppliers in situations of monopolies or of limited substitution – this is what we are good at.
The situation is a bit paradoxical: while every ordinary consumer can buy digitally, many companies are still struggling to do so. Therefore, the digitization of purchasing is one of the most important topics CPOs currently need to deal with.
The situation is as old as it is eternally young: when it comes to material costs, you and your suppliers are pulling on opposite ends of the rope. And even the smallest territorial gain for one party or the other can add up to an enormous financial difference.
A plan is not helpful if it can't be implemented. Therefore, the optimization of a product portfolio is not just a strategical, but especially an entrepreneurial task.
The strong connectivity of the entire value chain is, on the one hand, a reason for highly efficient specializations and, on the other hand, for supply risks in case of unexpected limitations.
With our goal-oriented support, your sales department can respond to the new situation as quickly as possible and use all kinds of options to adjust its positioning.