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Supply Chains

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End-to-end supply chain design for profitable growth

The key to profitable growth, is being able to deliver what a customer needs, when they need it at the lowest possible cost. This requires a congruent business strategy supported by a customer-driven supply chain design, governed by a mature integrated business planning (IBP) process. Capabilities we can assess, design and deliver.

End-to-end supply chain design for flexibility

It is increasingly difficult for companies to anticipate customer demand and design their supply chains accordingly. This can result in unfulfilled customer orders, high fulfilment costs or a combination of the two. Leveraging our expertise in supply chain segmentation, demand profiling and network design we help companies design supply chains that meet customer demand at lowest supply chain cost.

End-to-end supply chain design for sustainability

As the social and environmental cost of consumption driven growth begin to outweigh the economic benefits, businesses need more sustainable business models and supply chains. We focus on the trade-offs between the relative benefits of return, repair, refurbishment, remanufacture and recycling to design supply chains that support a more sustainable and circular economy.

End-to-end supply chain design for new technologies

As we become more responsible consumers, we try to use less, more sustainably and ethically. In the automotive industry this is leading to the development of technologies that support low emissions mobility, that is connected and autonomous. The supply chains for these new technologies do not currently exist. We are developing methodologies to identify the market opportunites and design new sustainable supply chains for emerging technologies.

Supply chain analytics and decision making

Historically it has been difficult to make ‘optimal’ end-to-end supply chain decisions, as accurate and timely data has not been available. Difficulties in getting visibility of the end-to-end supply chain has led to silo thinking, and functional sub-optimisation. Adopting a range of different analytical approaches we seek to develop decision support tools that enable end-to-end supply chain optimisation.

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-- Our role in education --

Alongside project delivery we strive to be at the forefront of our teaching activities, including the MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management, and a free online course hosted by Future Learn.

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (full-time)

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (part-time)

Supply Chains in Practice: How things get to you (online)

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