SUPPLY CHAIN

Shift from Optimization to Optionality

Success in Supply Chain Management will have different requirements over the next decade as the focus shifts from static optimization to dynamic optionality. In a world where markets are prone to change quickly – driven by steady player disruption, technological improvements, and impactful world events – having the ability to quickly adapt to various scenarios will be the new basis for a competitive advantage in the industry. 

While the shift in thinking is clear, the roadmap forward can be more difficult to predict. Today’s leaders are challenged with designing their systems for complex, multivariate factors including vast supplier networks, variable lead times, mixed transportation methods, and much more.  

More than ever, it is essential for today’s Supply Chain practices to simplify complex challenges in order to arrive at actionable answers. At TPG, we apply decades of proven Integrated Systems Engineering experience in Supply Chain Management to help our clients find the right solutions that will lead to impactful change. 

ADDRESS YOUR CHALLENGES

Today’s road to success in Supply Chain Management begins by accurately identifying your biggest obstacles and opportunities.

Your challenges are not uncommon. Here’s what industry leaders are saying:

Optionality:

“How do I dynamically level my buffers across the entire end-to-end value stream for order fulfillment? Can I control and monitor the process from Vendor to Customer?” 

Innovation:

“We’ve been hearing more about the concepts of ‘Digital Control Tower’ and ‘Physical Internet’ in terms of managing the flow of units in a supply chain. Are these proven to have a positive impact, and how feasible is their implementation?” 

Channel Mix:

“How do we better plan for our new blend of e-commerce and traditional sales channels? How do we manage efficient fulfillment for demand given the logistical differences between channels?” 

Vendor Management:

“How do we ensure we have the right vendors in place? And, once determined, how do we optimize our vendors’ performance without having direct control over their operations?” 

Staffing & Labor:

“How do I manage a workforce that is getting more expensive, more diverse, and more complex in its requirements and expectations for the workplace?” 

Measurement & Analytics:

“Our WMS and LMS are not optimized, and we are struggling to sustain effective integration of our people, process, and technology. How can we apply Value Stream Analytics to help us address our balancing issues?”  

Get in touch with our industry experts to see how we can help you create value & demonstrate success.
OUR APPROACH

At TPG, we apply a blended methodology to build tangible improvements within your existing Supply Chain operations.

We put a relentless focus on building you a foundation for sustainable and resilient Supply Chain operations and we solve key challenges together through pragmatic solutions. 

Our blended methodology includes a unique approach to Lean Six Sigma design, a dedication to client education, and expert Integrated Systems Engineering. This allows us to architect better models for Strategy, People, Process, and Technology, so you can extract superior profitability and competitiveness from your Supply Chain activities. 

Explore our core Supply Chain services to learn how we can help: 

Value comes from employing the right solutions.
Together, we’ll materialize the impact of yours.
CASE STUDIES

See Our Methodology in Action

As one of the leading Supply Chain Management consulting firms in Canada, we have helped a range of clients design optimal logistics and inventory solutions, and more.
INDUSTRY TRENDS: DEEP DIVE

The Fight to Maintain Profits Through Deteriorating Conditions

Supply chain leaders may be facing the start of one of the most difficult operating environments of the 21st century. 

On the surface, Supply Chain Management is a simple equation to ensure that units are in the right place at the right time. In reality, however, today’s operating environment is far from simple. In response, VUCA principles have been introduced – Volatility (dynamics & variation), Uncertainty (risk), Complexity (multivariate & unpredictability), and Ambiguity (unknowns) – and have fundamentally shifted the practice’s design thinking. 

In addition, global inflation combined with complications from the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted supply chain activities and continue to threaten margins. 

As a result of these factors, supply chains are currently in a vulnerable and evolving state. This has placed operational leaders in a difficult position – where the market expectations to deliver value remain high, despite anticipation of the next significant operating headwind. 

At TPG, we are continuously tracking emerging industry trends and their potential impact on our clients to remain prepared for change. Most recently, we are tracking: 

We are now in an environment that demands a total reimagining of how we design operations from labor to logistics & processes, to technology in order to reduce organizational costs, maintain profitability, customer satisfaction and competitiveness for a prosperous future.  

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