Supply Chain & Facilities Management

Supply Chain Operations Management

We work with you to create both efficiency and optimization in your supply chain processes

Supply Chain Management is the design and management of processes across organizational boundaries with the goal of matching supply and demand in the most cost-effective way.

In today’s contemporary business world, organizational supply chain networks grow and diversify at a dizzying speed. This presents increasingly complex challenges to companies. In this service category, the TPG team offers supply chain management services that increase supply chain network efficiency and productivity from start to finish from suppliers and warehouses, to retailers and consumers. In the competitive marketplaces our clients face, there’s a constant need for improvement and innovation. TPG steps in to rapidly identify problems and specific supply chain management areas in need of attention and work closely with all stakeholders to co-create only the best solutions.

Our Approach

Our approach is focused on people and process. We understand that new processes and capabilities can only be enabled by people. As such, over our industry and consulting projects, we’ve developed an approach that’s focused on helping change and instill new behaviours and ways of working. We are uniquely qualified to helping your company with your supply chain optimization

Principles-based design thinking

Over the years working in retail demand and supply planning we have developed, documented and instilled into our approach a set of timeless supply chain planning principles which guide our thinking as we co-design future state processes. These principles form the basis of an education focused design approach in which people not only internalize the principles, but also see them in action and how they can be applied in their organizations.

We have walked in your shoes

We have led the design and implementation (including all aspects of change management) of successful, full scale time-phased planning and supplier scheduling

We have specialists and thought leaders

Our specialists’ expertise in this area spans over 20 years with the goal of bringing the principles of a consumer centric, connected and integrated supply chain to retailers.

We have a breadth of experience across retail and manufacturing verticals

Our client list covers the hardlines, grocery, apparel and telecommunications verticals.

Supply Chain Management Service Offerings

Now more than ever, consumer needs are more difficult to predict, yet, there has been a rise in the expectation of same-day delivery for most products. This makes forecasting demand for your inventory increasingly difficult. 

TPG will leverage key stakeholders to document and map current inventory processes across functional areas from raw material, to WIP, to finished goods. 

Ultimately, we want to make it easier for you to effectively manage business and inventory to better serve your customers. The Poirier Group works with you to ensure that our Inventory Management solutions reflect your distribution needs

  • Replenishment
  • On hand Inventory
  • Inventory Audit Practices
  • Intended Service Levels
  • Open to Buy
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Flowcasting

Transportations and logistics play an important role in the supply chain by getting products from the manufacturer to the distribution centre, and from the distribution centre to the retailer. Optimizing the interrelated processes of your transportation is critical in meeting ever-evolving customer demands, maintaining production efficiency and improving processing costs.

We help analyze the transportation and logistics within your supply chain to find areas of improvement, prioritize opportunities to tackle first, and then roll up our sleeves to work with you to implement those solutions.

  • Fleet Management
  • Consolidation
  • Scheduling
  • IT Integration
  • Cost Optimization

Maximizing utilization, and improving flexibility, saving you time, resources, and space. This service is key in helping create lean supply chain management systems that save our clients money, and ensuring greater competitiveness. Using a Lean Six Sigma fact-based approach to process improvement, we design and implement overall warehouse improvement strategies which optimizes warehouse flow, enhance resource allocation, and reduce warehouse waste.

  • Dock to Stock
  • Slot Layout
  • Pick Path and Methods Training
  • SKU Analysis
  • Wave Structure and Automation
  • Pallet Utilization and Improvement
  • Benchmarking
  • Lot Traceability
  • Buyer Alignment
  • Time and Labour Standards
  • Automation
  • Lead Time Improvement

In today’s increasingly globalized world, we work to ensure that product and material sourcing is completed with ease and efficiency. Our supply chain management team assists in creating contacts globally to provide the most value to organizations in the procurement process.

We work to rapidly assess the current maturity of product sourcing and tracing initiatives in your organization and recommend specific supply chain improvement-focused initiatives to both reach tracing and sourcing goals and enhance design and measurement.

In recent years, the supply chain, retail, warehousing and distribution industries have been experiencing substantial change. Many companies have been experiencing difficulty keeping their branch network profitably contributing to their bottom line due to changing customer purchasing patterns, high fixed costs, and downward pricing pressure. On the other hand, to keep up with expectations of same day and next day delivery, online and direct to consumer retailers must disperse distribution centers, expanding their facilities network to meet consumer demand. We will help your company plan your distribution centers for the future, keeping in mind your overall business strategy, customer base and time and money constraints.

  • Facility Relocation/ Consolidation
  • Branch Closures
  • Warehouse Buying and Planning
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