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Your Supply Chain likely has the potential to be a major source of competitive advantage to be exploited.

At the same time, it can seem like a complex web – full of risks, unidentified waste and hidden costs.

Depending on your preferences, your actual needs and the maturity of your processes, Delft Consulting may recommend an initial assessment to identify your greatest, real opportunities, that offer the biggest ROI.

It always starts with listening, with understanding. We will never suggest to make changes just for the sake of doing something, or, recommend the latest high-tech solution, unless it really is the best fit for your business.

Realistic goals and implementations

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Aiming for a ‘gold standard’ solution is often not practical, or even beneficial, for most SME’s. Overambitious goals are one of the main reasons why 70% of projects fail. (All of these can be avoided!)

It is vital to stick to essential, pragmatic applications of proven concepts, with a focus on cost, efficiency, agility, and transparency, that address your real needs and, most importantly, can be sustained over time.

The same goes for their implementation: this should be manageable within a realistic timeframe and budget, and with the available resources. This is the only way to get a fast and real return on your investment.

Importantly, for all improvements, securing your customers’ needs and continuity of service levels remain always in focus, both as part of the defined objectives, and during transitions.

Why use a consultant ?

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Many companies face the same challenges related to demand variability, inventory management / accuracy, inefficient processes, and changing customer expectations.

In the current light of increasing global supply disruption risks and, especially, sharply rising raw material costs and logistics costs, the need for operational efficiency and waste reduction has never been greater.

For most SMEs though, acquiring or building the internal resources and expertise required to effectively optimize their operations is not realistic – often, employing the temporary support of the right external expert is faster, more flexible, and significantly more cost effective.

Sustainable manufacturing

Supply chain processes play a pivotal role in achieving sustainability goals. Supply chains encompass the entire lifecycle of products, from raw material extraction to production, transportation, and end-of-life disposal.

Each of these stages can have significant environmental impacts in terms of resource consumption, emissions, and waste generation. Therefore, optimizing supply chain processes can considerably reduce your environmental footprint.

For example, better planning processes significantly reduce excess stock and waste. And optimised inbound and outbound transportation and distribution plans directly reduce CO2 emissions.

Like these examples, many sustainable supply chain practices will also lead to cost savings. Efficient supply chains often translate to lower operational expenses, making many sustainability projects financially viable or even profitable.

photo of Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 and Masters report

Gartner® continues to recognize sustained supply chain performance via the “Masters” category, introduced in 2015.

To be considered as Masters, companies must have attained top-five composite scores for at least 7 out of the last 10 years.
Only P&GAmazon, Apple and Unilever qualified for the category in 2023.