From recognising the first twinkle in a Customer’s eye to receiving payment for a satisfactory delivery the Supply Chain process is complex and varies hugely from market to market, customer to customer and product to product.
These are some of the questions which John Caton Associates will help
you to answer:-
Bill of Materials
Can we define a product assembly structure with dependent demand or are
we in a process industry?
What type of business? Make to stock or make to order?
Works Order Processing
How do we release authority for work?
Materials Requirements Planning
How do we quantify demand , available supplies and the next batch?
First we need to capture the customer requirement and express it in a way
which our internal systems can transform into physical reality. Can we
supply off the shelf or is design involved?
If technical work is needed we must transform that customer requirement
into a made product. How?
Sales Order Entry, Ordering Make
How clear? How easy?
What is the most appropriate method of data collection, e.g. bar code reading,
RFID, continuous flow measurement?
And all the time how to record costs and other accounting information?
Remember the Make or Buy decision. What does the contract allow us to do?
What sort of interfaces are practicable with your suppliers?
Are we confident in the accuracy of our records?
What is the holding policy? Have we got enough?
Moving to store
Maybe we don’t! What sort of data collection medium is appropriate?
What can happen to the product? Is our Change Control procedure a help
or a hindrance?
Withdrawing from store and despatching
Are we secure? How do we recognise the appropriate transport medium?
product to the customer, achieving acceptance
Transport, logistics, handling losses, recognising receipt. How?
How and when do we recognise delivery?
What sort of interfaces do we have with our client?
Integrity – how can we be confident in data accuracy?
What do we need to know? Where?
And the computer systems to do it.
And the strategic interfaces!
Strategic Planning – the interface with the Supply Chain
Capital Programme Management - the interface with the Supply Chain
Quality Management – quality control points, how?
John Caton Associates
will help you take control.
We have experience of a wide range of client industries;
notably FMCG, aerospace, railways, water, telecommunications, and construction,
their special regulatory environments and the role of central and local
government and the European Union.