Supply Chain Management
Prepared for the unexpected:
Resilience and agility in your supply chains
Global supply chains are becoming increasingly fragile. For many companies, the risk of bottlenecks or even production stoppages has increased dramatically in recent years. The risks are becoming more difficult to manage due to more globalized production networks and thereby greater vulnerability to crises.
For many companies, the only way out appears to be to increase safety stock levels – a costly and short-lived solution. Because customers continuously increase the expectation for short delivery times, low costs, small batch sizes, individual value-added services, and a high number of variants, delivery flexibility.
In order to remain competitive under these changed circumstances, we advise to build resilient, agile supply chain rather than expensive inventory. This resilience and agility is achieved with the development of robust, synchronized, and flexible processes, as well as the introduction of a centralized risk management.
This not only ensures the ability to deliver at all times, but also allows you to respond quickly and flexibly to changing market conditions.
S + P Supply Chain Management Consulting
Proactively manage your supply chain
We support our clients on their way to resilient and agile supply chain in their globally distributed networks of suppliers and customers. From the systematic assessment with our Supply Chain Risk Assessment to the derivation of ideal warehouse dimensioning and implementation, we can support holistically with our interdisciplinary team:
What risks is your supply chain exposed to?
In a joint workshop, you will gain transparency on the risks of your supply chain and compare your resilience evaluation with benchmark companies. As a result, you will receive precise instructions on how to change your work and management system to make your processes future-proof. Be proactive and prepare your supply chain for the unexpected!
What is the potential of your internal logistics?
Increased delivery requirements need more than just optimizing your internal processes. The entire supply chain must be involved. For Dr. Schönheit + Partner, the optimization of supply chain management therefore also includes the upstream and downstream stages of the logistics network. Our goal is to achieve short delivery times, reduce costs and maintain high service levels. We work with you to reduce excessive order lead times and eliminate excess inventories of raw materials and finished goods. In doing so, we eliminate unnecessary material movement, information redundancy, and planning and execution errors within the logistics network.
What can you simplify?
Logistics in an organization has a significant impact on the efficiency of processes and the profitability of the overall system. Material flow, information flow and control processes play an essential role. With our help, you can achieve a comprehensible, integrated system that is designed from the customer to the supplier. The target concept is based on proven principles: "The customer pulls", "The material flows", "100% material availability at the point of use", "The employee touches the product and creates value". Based on the resulting requirements, we work with you to network all value streams into a lean logistics system, where "lean" means simple and not small.
What can your warehouses contribute?
Warehouse space is essential, but not productive in itself - so its size and positioning should be done with the performance requirements in mind. Increasing inventory turns and optimizing supplier integration are key planning objectives. Choosing the right warehouse technology - in terms of performance data, future storage locations (storage volume) and related investments - can significantly improve these. The logistical link to production is based on a uniform container concept using milk run technology, which is controlled according to parts classes. Structured material and information flows from receiving to shipping and standardized workstations allow for maximum volume flexibility. With us, you have a partner who will dimension your warehouse according to your requirements and target processes, select the right technology from an economic point of view, draw up the relevant tender documents and manage the awarding of the contract as the customer's representative.