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Three of the most important decisions impacting profitability are where to produce and store products as well as how to deliver them. Yet, these decisions are far more complex and subject to many more uncertainties than many companies realize, making pre-packaged “supply chain in a box” solutions a risky simplification.
Analytics takes a comprehensive view of how to ensure that the right goods are delivered to the right place in the right quantity at the right time. We identify the critical supply chain design issues and root causes of supply chain problems, and then examine a range of alternative solutions and system-wide trade-offs. We assist our clients in managing the full spectrum of supply chain activities, from long-term strategic decisions to short-term operations and execution including:
- Planning and scheduling: Providing our clients with accurate forecasting, capacity planning, and scheduling systems to create a robust S&OP process.
- Network optimization: Developing innovative quantitative approaches for our clients struggling with multiple objectives such as minimizing freight and inventory costs while retaining the capability to reliably meet uncertain customer demand.
- Working capital management: Creating sophisticated inventory management solutions in a wide variety of settings including distribution, retail, and manufacturing.
- Off-shore sourcing: Establishing an appropriate risk profile when procuring components, finished goods and services off-shore.