One means of matching Supply Chain strategy to business strategy is to undertake some associated quantitative and qualitative analysis.
We have developed a series of key assessment methodologies and criteria to accomplish this vital exercise for any type and scale of organisation.
Some of the fundamental areas our supply chain audit cover include:
- Assessment of the existence of a robust and clear strategy that will deliver corporate business expectations, and focus on exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
- Investigate how the enterprise’s supply chain strategy is reproduced in its business goals and opportunities, seeks to profitably meet customer expectations, replicates and leverages supply chain design, and transforms into executable operational plans.
- Assessment of how effective the organisational structure that is in existence enables the business to work with its customers and partners to achieve its supply chain goals.
- Investigate how the enterprise's logistics and supply chain organisation models define management structures and roles, and contributes to the successful management of significant operational responsibilities, people engagement in supply chain operations and relationships with external business partners.
- Assessment of the enterprise's readiness to implement supply chain strategies with its existing processes.
- Investigate how the enterprise develops a business process model to describe the activities required to operate the supply chain, evaluate current process performance, and use the information for benchmarking and improving that performance.
- Assessment of the capability and reliability of the enterprise’s information communications and enabling technologies, to support efficient supply chain planning, execution and tiered decision-making.
- Using TOGAF, COBIT, SCOR model, etc., to investigate how effective the enterprise’s existing management of IT strategies and assets impact operational decision-making and utilisation of appropriate tools to enhance supply chain visibility and integration.
- Assess if the enterprise is managing supply chain performance in repeatable ways that will increase competitive advantage, turnover, and shareholder returns.
- Investigate how the enterprise uses balanced performance indicators to manage supply chain operations, and evaluates the impact of its operations on customer perceptions and the drivers of shareholder value.
DGS Supply Chain Operations Audit will deliver the following benefits:
- Identification of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your logistics and supply chain strategies and operations.
- Become a strong structure or background for the development of transformational change and performance improvement programmes.
- The results of the audit will provide a reliable base for benchmarking logistics and supply chain management best practices.