Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Planning

Supply chain plans are often not fully implemented or executed as expected. Whether it is a periodic plan for Operations Strategy—or an ongoing planning process, such as that for S&OP—there is usually dissatisfaction with benefits. Whether it is a complete Supply Chain Assessment or for one of its processes such as transportation, the work often tends to be incomplete.

Effective Supply Chain Planning requires broad, deep knowledge and experience backed by Benchmarking and leading practices and strengthened by skills in both planning and execution. Tompkins International’s Supply Chain Planning services and solutions work because we consider planning from an end-to-end perspective and monitor results at every stage.

Tompkins’ services extend beyond areas typically defined within logistics operations and promote successful management of today’s complex supply chains.

Our services include:

Operations Strategy Development: While a company’s business strategy is often well-defined and communicated, we take it a step further to help you build an Operations Strategy that fully realizes necessary business goals and objectives.

Supply Chain Assessment (SCA): We provide an evaluation that focuses on identifying strengths, weaknesses and opportunities within your supply chain. This assessment is determined by your own internal values and expectations and measured against best-in-class and core competitor performance.

Logistics Outsourcing: We help you decide which processes or functions can be outsourced and what these business cases look like. This includes qualification and selection of service providers, implementation support, and promotion of ongoing relationship management practices.

Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP): Are your demand, supply and inventory priorities out of balance? Tompkins develops a structured process to reconcile this imbalance while achieving improvements in customer service, cost, and reliability of short- and long-term supply.

Benchmarking & Best Practices: Tompkins boasts a confidential, 300-plus member supported database process and proprietary survey capabilities. This service allows you to compare your company’s performance against that of others – both within industries or across industries, as well as identify the processes and technologies that deliver best-in-class performance.

Organizational Design and Change Management (ODCM): Every transformational project requires that you adapt to new processes and/or technologies. We help your company identify, design and manage desired changes and ensure that they occur at the earliest possible time in order for maximum, continuous benefits to be achieved in the shortest possible time.

Implementation Services: Our team is experienced at providing the effective leadership, and/or coaching, to achieve successful implementation and adoption of new processes and technologies. We also ensure that changes are accomplished in a timely manner.

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