Well managed functions can operate in silos, but effective supply chains – the ones that begin to drive competitive advantage – think beyond these silos and plan across the business. This end-to-end planning is the ‘glue’ that holds an effective supply chain together.
Governed by a Sales & Operations Planning process, the supporting planning processes configure and manage the supply chain to meet cost, service and working capital objectives. Commercial sales and brand strategies are supported by customer and market insights to define a realistic demand plan. The demand plan is then translated into production and material requirements by managing risk through capacity and inventory to achieve the best cost-to-serve.
Crimson & Co ensures that the supply chain planning processes are designed, integrated and managed to meet the supply chain strategy, supported by appropriate system functionality.
Demand management forecasting & promotions
NPD & NPI
Production planning & scheduling
Materials inventory management
Materials planning & scheduling
FG inventory management
Run strategy & capacity
Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) systems can deliver huge benefits for businesses, improving customer service, reducing transport costs and inventory, improving asset and staff utilisation, increasing profit and improving internal communication.
We advise companies on the selection and implementation of APS systems. Following our independent selection process that takes into consideration system functionality, the business environment and the impact on staff, we make sure that our clients choose the best solution for their business.
A successful programme goes beyond the technical aspects of an APS system, ensuring it is fully integrated into the organisation and optimising key trade-offs. Using our Assess Design Embed™ transformation approach, we make sure that the right transformation decisions are made at the right time by the right people. This generates better and faster results with sustained change and lower risk.
We typically help our clients realise the following business wide benefits: 20% reduction in working capital, 6% reduction in logistics costs, 5% increase in customer service and up to 3% decrease in cost of goods sold.