Supply Chain Optimization

In this uncertain economy, it is more important than ever for a company to make sure that it is getting the absolute most out of its investment in their ERP systems. By realizing the full value of process efficiencies made possible by implementing an ERP system such as SAP, companies can gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. Dickinson + Associates can help you optimize your SAP system to enable an agile, lean and efficient customer-oriented supply chain.
Dickinson + Associates Supply Chain Optimization Services (SCO) helps companies realize the most out of their SAP investments by assessing the health of their supply chain, acting on the results to fix the issues, and setting the path forward towards continuous process improvement through benchmarking.
In this uncertain economy, it is more important than ever for a company to make sure that it is getting the absolute most out of its investment in their ERP systems. By realizing the full value of process efficiencies made possible by implementing an ERP system such as SAP, companies can gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. Dickinson + Associates can help you optimize your SAP system to enable an agile, lean and efficient customer-oriented supply chain.

OUR METHODOLOGY

Our SCO methodology also gives your company an á la carte approach for optimizing the supply chain so that you can focus on the most important issues first. Dickinson + Associates understands that we are in a capital-constrained environment and offers this approach to give your company the flexibility to repair your supply chain at your own pace.

SCMd Diagnosis

Just like a doctor’s physical, Dickinson + Associates will evaluate your current processes against best practice to identify the health of your supply chain. Dickinson + Associates has compiled a database of common supply chain issues based on our consultants’ extensive experience working with industry-leading companies. This key information has allowed us to develop tools for diagnosing key symptoms that highlight significant breakdowns in the supply chain. Through an on-site evaluation, our team can provide you with a complete report on the health of your supply chain by simply accessing your SAP system and running standard reports.
Our SCMd Diagnosis methodology enables a complete assessment over the supply chain by focusing on common points of breakdown in the following areas: Planning, Procurement, Production, Distribution, Warehousing, Inventory and Customer Service. By focusing on key metrics within each area compiled through our database, we can flush out common issues to the health of the supply chain and determine exactly how well your organization is executing. Without a complete assessment across all of these processes in the supply chain, you cannot accurately determine the specific cause of supply chain breakdowns.
Within 3 to 5 business days following the on-site review, you will be provided with the SCMd Diagnosis Report, a full analysis outlining the effectiveness of your company’s supply chain and potential opportunities to improve health.

SCM Improvement Deployment

Understanding the issues inhibiting a lean and efficient supply chain is only the beginning. The SCMd Diagnosis provides a framework through which Dickinson + Associates consultants can act to repair the problems uncovered. Dickinson + Associates proprietary methodology for SCO uses the SCMd Diagnosis as an input to lay out a quick and easy project plan for tackling each issue individually. We focus on the most value-added efforts to drastically improve your supply chain efficiency and total cost of ownership for your SAP system.
Once the path to supply chain health is determined and understood, Dickinson + Associates will work with the client’s team to implement the improvements rapidly. Leveraging the real world experiences of our consultants, Dickinson + Associates will fully develop, test, and deliver the identified improvements with the intent to minimize impact to the flow of the business while unlocking the tangible benefits identified to improve operations. Our SCO methodology also gives your organization an á la carte approach for optimizing the supply chain so that you can focus on the most important issues first. Dickinson + Associates understands that we are in a capital-constrained environment and offers this approach to give your company the flexibility to repair your supply chain at your own pace.

WHY DICKINSON + ASSOCIATES

Dickinson + Associates help businesses reengineer existing processes and tools using best practices to build truly world class solutions. Our seasoned consultants use their real world business experience and SAP knowledge to optimize the supply chain processes within the four walls as well as provide the proper techniques to collaborative plan the supply chain activities that occur externally. Whether local or global, we can assist in transforming the clients supply chain function into an integrated solution that realizes the overall efficiencies desired by the business.