Supply Chain Consultancy

Supply Chain Management is the strategic coordination of business functions within a company with the aim of achieving the most efficient movement and storage of goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

Modern Supply Chains are often highly complex, and involve intricate organisation and optimisation, sometimes requiring the maintenance and management of third parties within the supply chain.

The Logistics Board (LoB) consultants have successfully provided Kenya and East Africa Supply Chain Consultancy Services for many companies of varying size across multiple industry sectors, including: FMCG, Retail, e-commerce, Drinks, Foodservice, Utilities, Construction, Fashion, Outsourcing General Manufacturing, Automotive and Technology.

Our knowledgeable Supply Chain Consultants have built Cost-to-Serve models to allow companies to unlock hidden profit potential by understanding the costs involved in serving specific customers and products. Understanding each clients’ individual priorities and the specific complexities of each business; The SCCG team carefully utilise specific models, in order to custom-build solutions for each client.

Synonymous with Supply Chain is Inventory Optimisation, for which our Supply Chain Consultants use ‘Inventory Modelling’ to establish the correct level of stock for any given situation – balancing the need to maintain a high-level of customer service with the desire to minimise working capital.

As part of the Global Supply Chain – Import, Export and Logistics – is the part of the supply chain processes that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customs and customer requirements.

A process which can form part of a wider programme of work or be a project in itself; Inventory modelling can be used to define the correct stocking policy for a large range of SKUs – for example, which SKUs should be stocked in local branches and which should be held in one national centre.

The complete integration of the supply cycle requires an understanding of the complete process. Understanding the material flows, where material is at any time, knowing possible choke points and possible problem spots, benefits not only the supplier/ shipper, but also the logistics provider, to maximise the use of resources.

In an increasingly globalised economy, the need for expertise in Optimising International Supply Chains has never been greater. This is a complex area, and one where regulations and best practice are subject to rapid change.

Many organisations sometimes unfortunately fail to truly coordinate their Supply Chains and often ‘sub optimise’ by treating each supply chain function as a silo i.e. targeting reductions in finished goods inventory without balancing the implications on economic production batch sizes; or bulk purchasing raw materials without considering the impact on working capital and warehousing costs.

Optimising your Supply Chain

Such ‘sub optimised’ supply chains often result in limited visibility, hidden costs and fragmented teams working against each other; consequently, where one cost is driven down, another is increased.

The LoB team, however, have the expertise required to ensure the comprehensive review and management of your supply chain processes. Our specialist international supply chain consultants are focused wholly on this field.

Confident that your decision making considers all potential trade-offs within the supply chain to arrive at the best result?

Whatever your requirements are, LoB tailor their supply chain consulting services, specifically to help you. At LoB, our Supply Chain Consultants will help you to develop an integrated approach to optimising your Supply Chain  by offering specialist skills in:

  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Customs and Duty Compliance
  • Logistics Network Optimisation
  • Business Modelling
  • Implementation Project Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory Analysis

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