As well as outsourcing and consultancy in supply chain management, we are also in the position to deliver NVQs in procurement levels 2, 3 and 4 previously not available from any local companies.

We have also developed a bespoke 10 day training course for current purchasing personnel which gives them role and goal clarity, linking in to the company’s strategic plan.

Delivery of  the Service

This is achieved by analysis of the current situation discussion with the board, senior management in quality, production, finance and the supply chain personal. We then develop key performance indicators usually in 6 key areas as follows:

  • Supplier delivery performance
  • 20% cost reduction
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduce the complexity of purchasing
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Reduce the cost of logistics outbound and inbound

These can be expanded on and then prioritised for process improvements. The processes for improvements are developed with the supply chain team agreeing targets with milestones linked into the company strategy. When targets have been agreed, discussions take place drawing up a training needs analysis matrix for the supply chain team. This matrix highlights the areas in which training is required then the course is developed, using template training courses for the various elements tailoring them to the company specific needs. Experience shows the following are common areas which training is requested and has been delivered in previously:

  • Strategic procurement overview
  • Time management and handling paperwork
  • Strategic supplier partnerships
  • Effective meetings
  • Negotiation
  • Decision making and Problem solving

These are delivered over an eight week period and assist the supply team in exploring different methods of achieving their targets.

The process is reviewed on a monthly bases ensuring the mile stones are being achieved to meet the targets. On a quarterly basis a full review is carried out with the supply chain personnel presenting the achievements to the plan and if behind, the corrective action to recover to plan. After the twelfth month the results are compared to targets and revised targets agreed for the next twelve months. At this time a full review and evaluation of the effectiveness of the improvement excellence process is undertaken.

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