Supply chain strategy design

Supply chain strategy design

A supply chain which also in the future is aligned with the business strategy.
Within every supply chain work is done on a daily basis to improve the processes and performance. But to what extent does the current structure and set up fit with future developments? Measures may be required to support growth or to further reduce costs. Making plans and implementing changes takes (a lot of) time. It makes sense to periodically review the supply chain with the business strategy as starting point.
 
Possible changes are:

  • new market segments and omni-channel strategy;
  • changes in existing customer and product portfolio;
  • stricter requirements for product specifications from the market or legislation;
  • new product or production technology;
  • integration of supply chains after a business takeover;
  • revised make/buy choices or reallocation of production;
  • consequences of international changes such as Brexit.

 

A strategy is about making choices
In all supply chains the performance should go up and costs must be reduced. But which parts of the supply chain in particular need to be structurally changed? Perhaps changes are needed in the supply chain footprint , or specific functions or processes need to be strongly improved. Or is it necessary to change the set up of the supply chain due to segmentation of customers or product/market combinations. Often a different way of working is needed to achieve the desired goals. In determining the strategy, it is important to make choices and to communicate these to everyone involved. 

LogiLex's role in supply chain strategy design
This process has a strong substantive side, but also requires a great deal of coordination to involve various people. Many companies do not always have the capacity to coordinate such a project internally.

LogiLex can be used as an external professional for:

  • project approach, planning and management;
  • mapping and quick scan of the current supply chain;
  • challenging the status quo and sparring about strategic opportunities;
  • guiding the strategic decision-making process;
  • drawing up the strategic plan and final report.

 

LogiLex's experience in supply chain strategy design

  • efficiency improvement project for a producer of potato products (Farm Frites);
  • synergy program for logistics following company take over (Sealed Air / Diversey);
  • master plan for redevelopment European logistics function for a manufacturer of cleaning products & machines (Diversey);
  • efficiency project with McKinsey for a public transport company (RET);
  • strategic change initative for a logistics service provider (Tibbett & Britten / DHL);
  • strategic supply chain improvement program (Unilever Argentina);
  • (re) design of operations and organization of a margarine factory (Unilever).
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Lex’ structured way of working, seniority and the speed in which he acquainted himself with our business were impressive. I highly recommend him for operational and strategic supply chain assigments.

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A committed colleague who takes his responsibilities seriously. Pursuing the agreed business targets but not losing sight of the interests of the stakeholders involved. In short: a great colleague to work with.

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Despite high time pressure, a thorough RFQ process has been carried out, in which Lex had an important role with his thoroughness and humor. A sound foundation for a successful implementation with the selected provider.

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During the many years I worked with Lex, he lead many succesful initiatives and implementations. I would recommend him to any organization who needs Supply Chain and Logistics leadership and expertise, with a good track record of delivering results.

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Great appreciation for the input Lex Kop gave to the distribution logistics roadmap for China. His down to earth approach, sharp analysis and open feedback greatly contributed to our thinking.

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Our succesfull outsourcing project in Brazil has been achieved with the excellent integration of the experience, knowledge and commitment of Lex Kop.

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Many thanks to Lex Kop for the excellent job done on the ice-cream cost reduction project and also for the patience demonstrated in handling such a project in difficult business environment.

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During my first years working at Unilever, Lex gave me the opportunity to understand how logistics work and that a simple way of thinking is usually the best way to solve very difficult problems. A great mentor !

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A great organizer who makes sure the project stays on track.

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A supply chain which also in the future is aligned with the business strategy.
Within every supply chain work is done on a daily basis to improve the processes and performance. But to what extent does the current structure and set up fit with future developments? Measures may be required to support growth or to further reduce costs. Making plans and implementing changes takes (a lot of) time. It makes sense to periodically review the supply chain with the business strategy as starting point.
 
Possible changes are:

 

A strategy is about making choices
In all supply chains the performance should go up and costs must be reduced. But which parts of the supply chain in particular need to be structurally changed? Perhaps changes are needed in the supply chain footprint , or specific functions or processes need to be strongly improved. Or is it necessary to change the set up of the supply chain due to segmentation of customers or product/market combinations. Often a different way of working is needed to achieve the desired goals. In determining the strategy, it is important to make choices and to communicate these to everyone involved. 

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LogiLex's role in supply chain strategy design
This process has a strong substantive side, but also requires a great deal of coordination to involve various people. Many companies do not always have the capacity to coordinate such a project internally.

LogiLex can be used as an external professional for:

 

LogiLex's experience in supply chain strategy design

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