A responsive supply chain can turn surprises into opportunities. In order to become responsive a company must take decisive actions to reduce the effort, capital and risks required to operate the company in a normal state. This requires supply chain management designed to keep options open, transparency to detect changes early on and operative practices that enable fast and coordinated responses.
Winning tomorrow requires a supply chain that is built for agility.
Making use of the more agile and responsive supply chain means profound changes for a company. It requires a mindset change from operating processes reactively to proactively searching for change opportunities and then implementing changes effectively. It also requires shifting the focus from processes to results and increasing the clock speed of the organization.
These kinds of changes are not one-off activities but rather form a journey that takes place over time. Once responsiveness has been embedded into the organization as a self-sustained and standard way of working it makes daily work more engaging and meaningful for professionals – and forms a source of competitive advantage that is very hard for competitors to copy.
Quickly identify changes in demand and supply and understand the root causes. Plan coordinated responses and implement the changes fast. A responsive supply chain allows you to minimize your risk position and advance commitments. Capacent can offer tailor-made S&OP, supply chain flexibility and risk sharing solutions supported with scalable analytics.
Agile supply chains absorb little cash in e.g. inventories, and thus enable profitable organic growth. Capacent has a world-class track record in implementing ‘cash for growth’ net working capital programs at various companies across a range of industries and has helped clients adjust their planning and decision-making to win in the new markets or businesses.
Our projects are built around close collaboration with our customer’s team to ensure full knowledge transfer. At the end of the project the customer’s team has the ability to independently operate, update and continue to develop all parts of the revised tools, processes and practices.
We tailor our projects according to the specific needs of our customers.
Some specific example areas where we can help you:
Should we discuss how you could improve your supply chain(s)? Book a meeting with Mikko Myllys or send us a message and let’s find out together!