Supply Chain

Challenges

Today’s marketplace, with new and constantly changing demands of shorter product life cycles, industry consolidation, and the need to take advantage of emerging technologies, managing a supply chain is a an increasingly more complex challenge. Research shows that most companies believe they haven't extracted the full potential of their supply chains. In fact, only 12 percent think they are effectively managing their supply chains. The cost is huge, resulting in unnecessary spending and missed sales.

Your supply chain can be a powerful tool for driving growth and creating competitive advantage, enabling you to deliver the products your customers want faster and more cheaply than your competitors. Even better, supply chain advantages are hard to copy, so the competitive edge is sustainable.

Requirements

To improve supply chain performance, companies take a holistic approach rather than address functional silos. This requires the involvement and commitment of senior management, equipped with the right data and an end-to-end perspective.

Supply chain optimization requires a clear sense of what really matters to customers and a clear assessment of the cost-benefit tradeoffs. Success means aligning the supply chain with the business strategy. It also means segmenting customers and products to more effectively balance costs and service levels. It requires meeting demand with lower inventories in order to optimize the end-to-end supply chain performance.

What We Do

Bagley supports all aspects of implementation including supply chain strategy and redesign, pilot programs and ramp-up, evaluation of technology platforms, and third-party orchestration. We also look for “low hanging fruit” that can deliver fast results in high impact areas.


We offer objective advice focusing on the biggest levers of value that will deliver the fastest improvements. We conduct a thorough analysis, measuring defects, delays and returns, mapping organizational processes, and assessing systems to identify the largest opportunities. In the following months and beyond, we provide our clients' implementation teams with support for the most critical and difficult initiatives.

  • We drive growth and competitiveness by cutting costs, reducing complexity, and increasing speed, service, and flexibility while looking for ways to rationalize and streamline the network of fixed assets.
  • We analyze and redesign the order-to-delivery process for faster, more effective operations, with an eye on optimizing the flow of all goods.
  • We optimize production and demand planning, fine tune stock and service level policies, and trim the SKU portfolio to keep inventory costs low.
  • We work with companies to develop new capabilities, knowledge, governance models, and incentives.