Move Process: Asia Supply Chain Excellence
No process in the supply chain is more important than the physical movement of products from point of origin to point of consumption. For companies that source or sell in Asia, transportation represents a significant expense. Transportation impacts not only a company’s operating margins, but also profitable growth and capital efficiency.
Leading companies have shifted focus to demand-driven supply chains that deliver the right products on-time, in the right quantities, to the right price. To accomplish this, effective solutions for Asia supply chains must address all aspects of transportation management. Determining and implementing the optimal international commercial terms (incoterms), complying with global trade policies and regulations, assessing and managing risks, and analyzing cost/service trade-offs for each transport mode or mode combination, can mean the difference between success and failure as these key decisions affect total delivered cost, and ultimately, a company’s ability to grow profitably.
Even the best planned transportation strategy must be closely managed to ensure that what is supposed to happen, actually happens. End-to-end visibility is required to monitor performance – from receipt of a purchase order through to the delivery of the shipment. Many options are available to shippers who must navigate the complex landscape of a broad array of service providers and technology enablers.
Tompkins can help you develop and implement effective transportation solutions for your Asia supply chains. We will:
- Assess your current state
- Align your transportation strategies with overall supply chain and business goals
- Benchmark for leading practices
- Design models for success
- Document all requirements
- Evaluate and select providers
- Provide program management through to implementation
- Audit results
Our experienced team will help you navigate the complex landscape of global transportation to ensure that your company maximizes performance and minimizes the risks associated with the movement of goods to, from and within Asia. Contact us to discuss how to get started.