Strategy Analysts in Global Supply Chain
'Analysis, Operational Strategies and Implementation'
Global Trade & Logistics Improvement Tools & Analyses that we 'inject' Across
Strategic Global Supply Chain Improvement Programs
"The supply chain stuff is really tricky"
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc.
"You need to change the way you think. You need to change how you look at things"
Taiichi Ono - father of the Toyota Production System
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected"
Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.
"Many supply chains are perfectly suited to the needs that the business had 20 years ago"
"How do you identify and analyze the best Results for Supply Chain Actionable Insights?"
Where do you want to go? What is your need or purpose in improvement, today?
Where are we now? What is your current situation right now?
How can we get there? What tools or strategies can we employ to help you get there?
"What is the outcome of doing nothing versus taking action?"
Step 1 - Let's plan scenarios
I provide strategies for improving your supply chain network issues with an 'eye' on global transportation and logistics as well as implication for the wider supply chain in context. Alternatives, long and mid-term scenarios, trade-offs and different options in view of likely trends in the way your organization is growing from part of my assessment. All of this is extremely practical and focused on your global supply chain issues. In doing this, I use a methodology that is both flexible and well-tested.
Horizon 1 - short-term: extrapolation of future trends based on history;
Horizon 2 - medium-term: where more than one possible paths might be suitable;
Horizon 3 - long-term: a set of possible futures - an analysis of uncertainty and trends;
Horizon 4 - excessive uncertainty: a subjective judgement about trends.
Step 2 - Knowledge transfer to a key 'product champion'
I analyze and apply specific tools (like SIx Sigma) to provide a reliable solution focused on:
Previous practical experiences that usually have unique elements but also common themes applicable to your specific problem
Potential options while taking into account different variables.
Step 3 - Application of 'best-fit' solution
Within supply chain some of the key pressing issues are alignment and coordination - I ensure key network variables are kept in balance at all times while ensuring the matching of supply and demand. I intervene but I don't disrupt.
Step 4 - Implementation of logistics and global trade strategies
Projects, as well my low-fee initial consultations, represent for me a 'building block' on how I build the necessary 'knowledge' in your supply chain as I demand what are the most pressing issue you would like to collaborate with me. Customers, suppliers, products and processes represent a unique setup across different network however I implement my global trade expertise in line with the different trade pattern that your firm is currently handling.
Logistics Trade Strategies & Project Management
Supply Chain: I developed supply chain kowledge across the main functions and I keep a focused strategy on global trade while maintaining a larger emphasis on the supply chain function as a whole (including purchasing, manufacturing systems, product management, inventory and demand pattens) however my focus is on 'Global Trade' and how the firm is impacted by inefficiencies in the global trade processes.
Global Transportation: I specialize in global transportation networks and keep a strong focus on how to optimize your network. Transportation is my second focus and I've had many years of experience in what are the different elements of an effective transportation system. Traditional systems impact an organization by 'old' systems not in line with the business current requirements.
Strategy: I adopt a strategic perspective to supply chain in general and I focus on the interrelationships between trade and strategy from a practitioner perspective. This is where I dedicate the most of my effort in my involvement with your organization as strategy, like trade and transportation, form an integrated part of what I do.
"What strategic decisions do you need to take in order to ensure We can meet your objectives for higher performance?"
Observe: what is happening and what is the cause - Let's draw an hypothesis.
Data: let's build upon our theory.
Perform: controlled experiments in support of what we believe and assume with analytical precision.
Evidence: let's apply our learning and develop a process flow.
"Our roadmap for our clients is a trajectory with multiple intersections where multiple decision points are made possible by better leveraging on existing capacities.
With a better understanding of your supply chain,
better decisions are possible. Strategy, like supply chain, is a complex undertaking that we aim to break down into single components where the overview of the whole is as important as the single parts. Strategizing is then a way to drive to your future."