Supply Chain Consulting works in several areas to provide efficient services to clients. These areas of its expertise are supply chain strategy and diagnostics, capacity expansion, capital procurement, inventory and network optimization, and risk management.
The motto of creating a supply chain strategy is to lower down the cost of operations and optimize the efficiency. In this way, it completely supports the organization’s business strategy. Supply Chain diagnostics refer to the study, measurement and evaluation and measurement of the supply chain performance so that all the black and white points can be noticed and worked upon.
Next, comes capacity expansion and capital procurement to stabilise the business along with satisfying the customers. The cost of expansion should be well-calculated so that neither the business gets affected nor consumers. It can be done investing reasonably for the right capacity at right location within suitable time-frame.
Network optimization is about delivering improved services within the set time frame at every point in the system and it is ensured that the working capital reduces. This helps to stabilise the business and increase productivity. Many supply chain consulting bodies follow the inventory management models for inventory optimization, no matter how old this concept is. It is about looking at each stock and each item in order to avoid stock-outs.
Then, comes risk management and mitigation, which plays an important role in saving the organization from disasters. The consulting body should necessarily study the threats and risk factors and outline measures to avoid and mitigate those risks.