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What kind of companies do you work with?
We work with wholesalers, resellers and distributors of consumer goods.
Companies who sell to retailers in different categories. Although our SLD™ program can benefit any company, it is usually businesses from 50 to 500 employees that can benefit the most from our programs
We have no experience in process improvements. Can you just execute the improvements and give us manuals that we can execute?
Changes driven by external consultants do not last. In my experience enablement of bottom-up change has the highest success rate and results in long-lasting results.
With my program, I facilitate team exercises so that they can design better processes and own the technology they will use. I will provide all the necessary training and guidance to your team through workshops so that, at the end of our collaboration, you will not need to call me again.
Our company is too small, does it make sense to even talk about Supply Chain?
If your company turnover is more than £5M and the headcount is more than 20 people Supply Chain process improvement can deliver tremendous value to your organization.
Supply Chain is not just manufacturing or shipping containers. Demand planning and forecasting, Purchasing, Warehousing Logistics and Distribution are all part of the Supply Chain that see benefits with business process improvement.
My clients are mostly small organisations and they usually save up to 80 hours a week of admin time plus additional saving thanks to lower inventory wastage and logistics costs when effective change is brought into the organisation.
How long can we expect the project to last?
It depends on your team's availability, the status of your Supply Chain and the nature of the project.
If we agree to work on a project, we require:
Full management team commitment
Users availability for training sessions - from 2 to 4 hours a week
When the above is in place a common project can last between 3 to 6 months
Things that can slow down a project are:
Lack of clarity on business goals
Senior management not involved
End-users lack of availability for the training
What support do you offer?
8 hours a day, 5 days a week guaranteed for the entire duration f the project. Schedule to be agreed upon the project kickoff meeting.
It is typical for food companies to work 7 days a week and on multiple shifts, if the project requires me to work on weekends and on early or late shifts I can accommodate at no extra costs.
After the completion of the project, I offer post-delivery support Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm