Supply Chain Consultants 101


What are Supply Chains?

A supply chain is a system of organisations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems, used products may re-enter the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable.

Supply Chain Consultants

Supply chain consultants are people who provide chain and warehousing management solutions. In addition many also supply project management skills and solutions.

They also aid in the management discipline of providing informed impartial advice to business enterprises in relation to improving the performance of their supply chains. Areas of expertise tend to typically include the disciplines of sales and operations planning, freight, inventory, and warehousing solutions.

Why Should I Use a Supply Chain Consultant?

Sometimes it is difficult to properly review and identify problems with your supply chain. This might be due to a lack of experience or expertise or just simply that you are too involved with the current structure being unable to see past what is already in place.

A good supply chain consultant not only will have the experience and expertise you need but also be able to view your supply chain impartially. They can therefore make suggestions and improvements that otherwise might never have been considered.

These improvements will in effect not only pay for the services of the supply chain consultant, but also help your organisation reap the benefits of having the best supply chain solutions for you.

How Can I Find the Right Supply Chain Consultant for Me

You need to do your homework look at a number of supply chain consultants and find out about them. Look at examples of what they have done for other clients in your sector or with similar issues to your organisation. Don’t be afraid to get in touch and start talking your requirements through. Only by being thorough can you be sure to find the right supply chain consultants.

Total Logistics

Total Logistics are experienced logistics and supply chain consultancy providing global strategic logistics and supply chain advice in Europe and the UK. Their services include strategy development, supply chain management and logistics planning, project management, warehouse design, S&OP and distribution strategy.

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