Supply Chain Management Consulting Overview
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World-class companies with optimal supply chain management outperform their competitors 2 to 1.
When companies evaluate growth opportunities, their supply chain is rarely considered a vehicle for immediate growth. Top performing companies have long understood the value of lean, effective supply chains with strong material management. Emerging markets and our growing global marketplace have increased the complexity and risks associated with supply chains. Customer demand for faster product life cycles, and the trend toward consolidation are just a few of the new challenges facing companies today. Companies that do not respond or consider the importance of supply chain management could result in heavy unnecessary costs, loss of market share, and profits.
We have seen many companies, whether Fortune 500 or smaller in size, try an incremental approach, with small internal improvements over the course of several years. This generally results in ineffective adoption of the changes and ultimately failure due to the rapidly changing demand environment and the threat of change fatigue. A sweeping strategic change, executed in clear objective waves, with a focus on effective and lean supply chains has yielded the highest results in our experience. This approach has been successfully used by many of our clients to rapidly reduce inventory, improve fill rates, accelerate product line changes, reduce order to cash cycles, and increase customer satisfaction metrics.
WGA’s Supply Chain Management Service Offerings
Our supply chain management experience allows WGA to offer singular and unique objective recommendations and execution services that will deliver immediate and enduring cost savings to our clients. Regardless of the SCM systems you are using, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, WGA’s approach is to initially execute a “deep-dive” analysis to assess systems and organizational relationships, materials management and identify product DDR’s (defects, delays and returns) to understand the core opportunities available for optimization. Next, WGA collaboratively works with our clients’ implementation team to prioritize the opportunities, design improvements, assess organizational changes, plan the implementation waves, and deliver the optimization to their organization.
Supply Chain Management
Organizational Change Management
- Enterprise Systems
- Simplifying complexity
- Global, Regional and Local Strategy
- Re-engineering and optimization
- Process waste and bottleneck elimination
- Value stream mapping
- Industry benchmarking
- Change impact analysis
- Stakeholder management
- User adoption
- Transition management
- Organizational re-design
Business Process Service Case Studies
Innovative companies have used supply chain reliability to support new business development, resulting in more market share and revenues, increased profitability, improved customer service and loyalty.
Gartner is forecasting that the big data market will generate $34 billion in IT spending this year. Most of that investment are upgrades to traditional systems to better gather and analyze data coming from Website traffic, social networks, sensors and customer interactions.
After chronic Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) failures in forecast accuracy, WGA improves a Consumer Product company’s global product portfolio forecasting accuracy by +42% while reducing expedited orders by (14%).
After all our good intentions, why do projects fail? Often it is the result of the simple, and not the complex. Paying attention to the basics..
Integration Leads to Reduced Costs & Improved Customer Service, According to Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium The greatest take-away from this report is that the importance of an integrated strategy cannot be ignored. RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
After failed attempts by two other big name consulting firms, I was under pressure from our executive leadership to make our supply chain optimization happen. We needed assistance from a firm that had global reach, could deploy immediately and were experts at identifying improvements and executing changes. I called on WGA to help us turnaround our efforts. WGA delivered on their commitment and helped us realize an additional ($57M/yr) in cost reductions. WGA is excellent to work with and delivers high impact results!Vice President Supply Chain Operations$178B Global Automobile Manufacturer
Our network of Automobile accessory plants were experiencing unexpected levels of demand from our major Automotive customers. Our operating costs were out of control and we were missing delivery dates. Two of our largest customers threated to cancel over $500M dollars in annual contracts. After reaching out to several tier-1 management consulting firms, we selected WGA Consulting based upon their unique, innovative and accelerated approach. In just 2 weeks, WGA had identified a combination of people, culture, process and operating problems, prioritized action plans and temporarily took over executive leader roles at our plants to drive the improvements. In less than 3 months, WGA had resolved our issues and brought our operating costs down by over 32% ($127M/annually) and improved our customer OTIF by 29% to 98.9%/week. WGA is our trusted/go to consulting partner when we need help!Vice President Manufacturing Operations$19B Global Automobile Accessory Manufacturer
WGA Consulting has been an outstanding partner for over 10 years on a number of benchmarking, strategy and corporate initiatives. They have helped us with nearly every aspect of our business. I particularly like WGA’s “white glove” style and fact based/pragmatic culture.Vice President Operations$34B Industrial Products Manufacturer
3 Years after purchasing two smaller competitors in our industry, our executive leadership team was struggling to see the cost savings of our consolidation efforts. Two other strategy consulting firms were brought in to assist us in determining and fixing the problems. After we spent $18M USD in 6 months with limited success, we decided to end the contracts early with the two other firms. Our COO recommended that we call WGA. In just 3 months, WGA had developed a strategy to simplify our operational processes, merge overlapping business systems and consolidate our service offerings in various international operations. Since our first project, WGA remains our key trusted strategy and consulting partner for all of our business needsSenior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Planning$44B Aerospace and Defense Contractor
After two decades of organic growth, many of our managers in the organization were starting to see a chronic problem. Our operations had become too complex to manage. Our executive leadership agreed and my department was assigned to lead the effort. We reached out to WGA to help us identify and prioritize meaningful simplification opportunities. They worked with us to facilitate designing, planning and implementing all aspects of the program. The results were incredible, we consolidated and reduced over 950+ global positions and eliminated over 7000+ waste and bottleneck problems. We also consolidated and relocated three of our manufacturing centers into one lower cost location. The bottom line results of WGA’s services were outstanding!Vice President Organizational Effectiveness$87B Aerospace and Defense Contractor
Over the past 10 years, our company has experienced a number of failures and setbacks using each of the “big name” system integrators and consulting companies. We realized that we do a much better job of leading our own SAP efforts and now simply look outside to staff our projects. We always bring in WGA to assist us with all of our project staffing needs. WGA provides us with top talent and high performers that ensure we achieve our goals and projects are on-time and on-budget. WGA’s PMO outsourcing has also allowed us to dramatically reduce our project tracking and management costs.Sr. Director - Business Systems$38B Aerospace & Defense Contractor
We worked with WGA to fine tune our long term business strategy to address unforeseen changes in Asia, Canada and South America. WGA’s independent analysis of additional plausible scenarios helped us realign the timing of our capital investments and adjust our organizational redesign. WGA’s foresight and deep cross-industry experience has helped us on a number of occasions advert unnecessary challenges.Executive Vice President Corporate Planning and Strategy$68B Industrial Manufacturer
In 2017, our Global Services & Support business unit was working with our internal business partners to develop our 2020 business strategy road-map. We were having difficulty with prioritizing our business needs. Some of our supply partners needed a firm picture of our road-map immediately in order to formalize commitments. We reached out to one of our strategic consulting suppliers for assistance, but they wouldn’t be able to dispatch a team to help us for over 3 months. That’s when I called WGA. As a true partner, WGA had their team on the ground 2 days later and we were able to complete our 2025 strategy and planning efforts in just 6 weeks! WGA is now our go to/preferred strategy consulting supplier.Director Business Planning$95B Aerospace and Defense Manufacturer
After our Telematics project missed key milestone dates and our company was running national commercials that the new technology would be in our cars in 6 months, we called WGA to help. WGA conducted a healthcheck of our Telematics PMO and provided us with a turnaround strategy and plan. We were initially shocked by the problems WGA identified and had to take some personnel actions to achieve our deadlines. WGA’s turnaround strategy was simple to execute and allowed us to deliver our Telematics project 1 month earlier than planned. WGA’s ability to get to the root-cause and their comfort with delivering bad news to our executive leadership reflects their reputation for integrity and professionalism.Chief Information Officer$89B Automobile Manufacturer