Supply Chain Opportunity Assessment

Overview

In a Supply Chain Opportunity Assessment a company’s current state of supply chain strategy, planning, technology, and processes is defined and evaluated against best practices in each key supply chain function.  


Business Problem

Are you experiencing these business challenges?  Do these questions sound familiar?

Common Business Challenges

Need for competitive benchmarking
Change in executive leadership with new initiatives
Need an impartial, outside perspective on issues and opportunities
Prioritization of issues and opportunities

Key Questions for Consideration

What are supply chain process best practices?  
How does our company’s operations and processes compare to best-in-class processes?  How significant is the gap?
What is the priority to address improvement opportunities? 


Service Solution

Supply Chain Acuity’s Supply Chain Opportunity Assessment service helps our clients understand their supply chain strengths and weaknesses compared to best practices.  Improvement opportunities are identified and prioritized based on the potential impact and level of effort required to close the gap.  

A normal supply chain assessment includes:

Conducting a series of interviews with stakeholders from across many departments and level of responsibility; make site visits
Collect relevant data and performance metrics and analyze
Identify best practices and perform gap analysis
Make recommendations to address key challenges and prioritize improvements
Roadmap to achieve results

A full assessment includes 12 supply chain functions:

  1. Customer experience
  2. Supply Chain Strategy and Network Design
  3. Demand Management
  4. Supply Management
  5. Inventory Management
  6. Warehouse Management
  7. Transportation Management
  8. International Trade (if applicable)
  9. Customer Service
  10. Organization and People Development
  11. Information Technology
  12. Performance Measurement

Delivered Benefits and Desired Outcomes

Clear understanding of supply chain strengths and weaknesses
Identified gaps for supply chain improvement
Qualitative and quantitative supply chain improvement opportunities
Independent, 3rd party perspective
Prioritized plan to achieve results