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Supply Chain and Operations from SGS – ensure the resilience and agility of your supply chain and operations to reduce risk and encourage growth.

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To ensure the success of your business, your operations and supply chain must be agile and resilient. Any disruption can significantly affect your profits, your competitive position in the market and your brand’s reputation. We will help you to reduce risks, meet short and long-term challenges and set the foundation for successful future operations.

Total Value Optimization

Anticipate and meet the demands of your customers and stakeholders, delivering them the greatest value at the lowest cost and risk. Using our pragmatic and measurable Total Value Optimization™ approach, our hands-on experts will help you to synchronize the plan-buy-make-move-fulfill process across your entire supply chain and operations, so your organization can move up the Total Value Optimization (TVO) Maturity Pyramid™.

Digitally Enabled Supply Chain

A digitally enabled supply chain will help your executives gain insight and control and enable your organization to drive growth, increase value and deliver a differentiated service in the market. Through our cross-functional expertise, which includes change management and data analytics capabilities, we will help you to drive synergy savings, enhance visibility, optimize procurement, operations and logistics and deliver on-demand customer service that differentiates you from your competitors.

Supply Chain Risk Management

Profitability, growth and corporate survival depend upon an effective approach to end-to-end supply chain risk management. To help you manage current challenges and stay prepared for the unexpected, we offer a three-step approach:

  1. Stabilize: rapidly gain insight and control
  2. Recover: implement quick win initiatives to drive recovery
  3. Rebalance: transform to a resilient, agile, digitally enabled and future focused supply chain

Strategic Procurement

Today, the nature of global supply chains is changing rapidly, and often unpredictably, while end customers are becoming increasingly demanding. To meet these new challenges, businesses must change how they approach procurement. Our innovative and integrated approach uses digitization, optionality, agility, better visibility and an improved balance between local, regional and global sourcing to increase value and meet customer expectations.

Operational Excellence

Business leaders are pressed to deliver more added value for less. To do this, they must frequently reassess their current practices and quickly implement process improvements. This requires an agile, digitally enabled supply chain and an operations model that synchronizes procurement, manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment in anticipation of demand.

We apply a pragmatic and measurable approach to operational excellence, focusing on transforming complex processes into lean, efficient and progressive outcomes that provide a competitive advantage.

Logistics

Globalization of the world economy has redefined logistics, with companies facing increasing pressure to survive in the global market. Businesses are demanding faster, cheaper and more transparent services. Meanwhile, carriers are developing the tools to process massive amounts of data in real time.

We will help you to rebalance your logistics supply chain. We offer deep and differentiated capabilities in multimodal transportation – including air, rail, trucking and maritime – optimization modeling, planning and lean operations.

Data Analytics

As the big data explosion continues unabated, many executives struggle to extract value from data in siloed systems. We help CEOs and senior executives use data to develop optimized, demand driven supply chains that provide a competitive advantage.

Through our technology agnostic data analytics services, we will help you to aggregate and visualize big data from your supply chain and customers, so you can create actionable insights that will deliver measurable value.

Operational Due Diligence

We use operational due diligence, along with the timely use of data analytics and artificial intelligence, to help private equity firms gain an advantage over their competitors, make smarter buying decisions and speed up value creation. We bring together subject matter and due diligence experts to improve win rates and reduce investment risk.

We will help you to:

  • Identify potential supply chain savings and improvements
  • Increase bidding competitiveness
  • Reduce acquisition risks
  • Accelerate time-to-value creation

Leader and Organization Improvement

In an increasingly competitive and volatile global business environment, achieving and sustaining a productive company culture is more important than ever before. Through our Leader and Organization Improvement (LOI) process, we ensure that everyone, at all levels of your organization, is involved, engaged and committed to your change programs. Our LOI practitioners work alongside our subject matter experts to help you identify problems and drive specific improvements, resulting in a compelling transformation program that your people can understand, support, execute and sustain.

Why SGS?

We are the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With specialists in procurement, logistics and operations, we have a track record of accelerating measurable improvement and transformation across supply chains. We will help you to optimize your supply chain so you can reduce risk, release cash and enable profitability and growth.

Contact us today if you would like more information about our accelerated approach to optimizing your supply chain or if you have any questions.