Sometimes, the best thing to do is to ask for help. Asking the advice of someone who is knowledgeable within a certain industry can only strengthen your work and – more importantly – your business. It is surely better to ask for help and get it right, rather than work with your own limited experience and fail. An area that is all too often miss-judged is supply chain management. However, with the help of supply chain consulting your business could benefit from a well-planned and executed supply chain process.
What is supply chain management?
Supply chain management involves the flow of products/goods within a business. This includes original supply materials to produce a product, the ‘making’ of such a product and storage; as well as the sale and delivery of goods to buyers. Simplistically it is the management of supplies from original material purchase through to selling a finished product. The process requires a vast amount of planning to ensure smooth running operations which could improve a business’ efficiency – and hopefully improve the fulfilment of customer expectations.
Why do you need scm?
Supply chain consulting can help progress existing supply chain processes or can develop new processes depending on demand. A business supply chain is an interlinked set of procedures including sales and operations, warehouse, inventory and logistical planning and overall project management. Without prior experience it can be easy to overcompensate in some areas such as staffing or even undercompensate for example for storage purposes – potentially leaving stock ‘out in the cold’ or too many staff twiddling their thumbs.
Without a balanced and well forecast plan of the supply chain process, a business may expect difficulties in maintaining sales and even customer focussed values. Advice from supply chain consulting could offer the support needed to fulfil this difficult task – ensuring better processes are put into place thus improving business functions. Asking for help could offer better opportunities for a success business.
Best businesses for supply chain consultants?
To speak with a supply chain consultant to discuss your business needs, please contact a member of the industry leading team at Gideon Hillman Consulting on 01926 430883 or visit the GH – Consulting website for more information on supply chain management.