Operations Strategy Development

Supply Chain Planning

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Turning your supply chain strategy into a competitive force that addresses your current and future needs doesn’t have to be guesswork. Tompkins International will work with your vision to assess, develop, and formulate the best supply chain operations strategies for your business, as well as the operating plans that implement the strategies. We develop and lead your supply chain transformation, while developing the best organizational plan and change management to facilitate supply chain excellence.

A supply chain operations strategy answers the following business questions:

  • Are the supply chain networks — logistics hubs, distribution centers, warehouses, and other facilities — located in the right places with the right missions?
  • Are the flows of goods through the networks efficient with regards to costs? Speed? Accuracy?
  • Are customers satisfied — even delighted — with the company’s services?
  • Are the supply chain organization and associated networks capable of efficiently complying with current and future regulations?
  • Is the information flow timely? Actionable? As real-time as necessary? Does it support decisions?
  • Is the cash flow timely? Does the cash-to-cash cycle contribute to leading financial performance?
  • Is the supply chain organization comprehensive (from buy to sell)? Is it collaborative with other business functions? With trading partners?
  • Is the supply chain organization agile? Adaptive? Is supply chain excellence on the executive agenda?

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