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'Catapult Strategy'


Supply Chain Development 

"SCM in a nutshell"

  • Process Improvement: process improvement is a 'huge' management area that requires some guidance as well as expertise in the 'we do things'. No standard solution will apply in this case as supply chains are enormously diverse and complex however, a standard approach like Six Sigma, can lead the way to some progress. I believe in the application of stadardized processes in 'creative' way that allows 'space' for scale-ability however this is only the start. Where next is what I am planning to 'tackle' with you. 

  • Modelling and Strategy: xxx

  • Output: xxx

  • Distribution & Networks: xxx

  • Bottlenecks: these are usually (as a result of constatins on capacity, for example) a key impediment to better performance. A company is experiencing a high level of demand as a result of an aggressive marketing campaign and production capabilities are not keeping up with demand, creating challenges and errors in the production quality. This is then extended to 'rush' production runs and urgent requests for procured material which then needs to transfomed into final products at an extremely high rate of output. Quality suffers and customers experence fauty products 

  • Performance-driven culture: this is where most of the problems are usually channelled through. In other words, what is the response to supply chain challenges once the current operational status is disrupted by external events? Are people willing to take action and get to a solution that allows an optimal result? Looking back, would you consider that was the best action given the circumstances? Take a company with many product lines and several production lines with many different SKUs and deadlines in terms of incoming and outgoing material - what would be the typical response if a sudden supply chain interruption were to take place?

  • What these situations have in common? these are situations which are easy to resolve but difficult to implement....

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