HOW WE HELP
Process Improvement, Cost Savings, and Helping to Create Your Competitive Edge
Building Superior Supply Chains for Manufacturers and Distributors
Manufacturing and distribution executives today are under
intense pressure to continually improve financial performance
while fending off tough competitors, meeting the needs of
increasingly demanding customers, and dealing with a volatile
global economy. In such an environment, a superior supply
chain is absolutely vital.
SCE helps companies create such supply chains. We take a
hands‐on approach with clients to develop and implement the
capabilities they need to respond to shifts in their markets.
Our work focuses on helping companies address their most
pressing supply chain challenges, such as those in the sidebar
Generating Greater ROI for Private Equity Firms
Private equity (PE) firms are contending with today’s
challenges of reduced availability of funds, more stringent
borrowing terms and equity requirements, and challenging
restructuring of term loans coming due. Thus, it is critical for
PE holdings to take steps to not only conduct deeper due
diligence on acquisition targets’ operations to gain a realistic
picture of the targets’ present state and potential, but also to
identify and enact changes in existing portfolio companies’
supply chains that dramatically improve these organizations’
SCE can help on both fronts. We bring deep operational
expertise and a proven assessment process to the due
diligence investigation of a target acquisition. SCE quickly
mobilizes to conduct an in‐depth review of a target
acquisition’s key operations, inventory, and financial
information—often in as little as six weeks.
We also can leverage our knowledge and experience to help a
PE firm identify and implement ways to improve supply chain
performance—either in an acquisition target or existing
Whether you’re in need of a more robust due diligence review
of operations or a boost in performance of your portfolio
holdings, Supply Chain Edge can help PE firms reduce the risk
of, and generate greater return on, their investments in
today’s challenging business and financial climate.
Identifying and Capturing Value through Supply Chain Improvements
Our team of seasoned supply chain consultants works with mid-market manufacturers and distributors to make key changes in their supply chain to achieve significant bottom‐line results.
We also work with private equity firms to confirm the value of potential acquisitions and improve the performance of their
existing portfolio companies.
Our specialty is identifying hidden sources of value in supply chain operations from sourcing and procurement, to sales and
operations planning, to transportation and distribution, to customer service—and then prioritizing and implementing the
solutions necessary to capture that value. Using this fact‐based, analytical approach, we have helped companies save millions of
dollars in supply chain costs while dramatically improving customer responsiveness and driving competitive advantage.
THE COMPETITIVE EDGE
Ten Steps to the Competitive "Edge" for your business.
SCE's solution design and rapid implementation can measurably reduce your costs, leading to increased profitability and improved return on assets - and do it rapidly.
1. Rapid Results
2. Return on Investments
SCE fees are typically recovered within six months after implementation, and returns-on-investment in the range of five to one are typically achieved in 12-24 months after full implementation of recommended actions.
3. Competitive Advantages
SCE work product and guidance improves clients' competitive position, when it has been applied and implemented. This can create sustainable competitive advantages for the client in speed and responsiveness.
4. Return on Responsiveness
SCE clients become more responsive to their clients' needs and thus help improve client profitability and return on assets.
5. Organizational Competency
SCE evaluates and then helps further elevate the competency level of your supply chain talent, processes, systems and strategies, favorably impacting your margins and cost structure.
SCE provides and implements the roadmap for client strategies to achieve supply chain excellence, and stands ready to support continued strategic supply chain improvements.
7. Complexity Management
SCE helps identify the best strategic way to manage complexity - employ it for competitive advantage or eliminate wasteful complexity for cost and/or inventory reductions.
SCE provides and puts in place a series of benchmarks and performance metrics, complete with warning flags and dashboards, that measure the value of clients' supply chains on a continuing and integrated basis.
9. Continuous Improvement
SCE can help on a continuing basis to drive continuous improvement and sustained supply chain excellence and the associated favorable economic benefit.
10. Trusted Partnership
SCE engages with your organization, with a goal of becoming a long-term trusted partner for your future supply chain and operational needs.