- Define the Logistics Organization and the most suitable network to meet your markets and their needs
- Develop appropriate Distribution Channels to accelerate your flows and strengthen your customer engagement
- Set up robust processes to increase Responsiveness and speed up your response to market fluctuations (suppliers & customers)
- Supply Chain Diagnosis / Digital Diagnosis
- Supply Chain Master Plan
- Flow Strategy / Full Cost Optimization
- Supply Chain Organization / Control Tower
- Dynamic storage / OMS
- Automatic restocking and process automation
Improve Responsiveness and Secure Availability
- Map physical and information flows to know the Full Operational Costs and adapt the offer / service to the right level of your customers’ needs
- Define the optimal organization allowing Fine Management of Costs at global, regional and local level
- Improve Inventory Turnover and minimize working capital (materials, work in progress, finished products)
- Planning / PIC / PDP
- MRP / DDMRP
- Scheduling / Pull and Push Flows
- Data Management and Process Automation
- Storage strategy and supply management
Optimize Full Costs
- Develop efficient Customer-Supplier Interfaces for a collaborative and agile Supply-Chain
- Manage the flows of your internal and external partners to drive overall performance
- Digitize your information flows to manage the entire value chain and enhance your Supply-Chain on the market
- Risk management
- Skills assessments
- Coaching training programs
- Procurement Academy setup
Provide End-to-End Visibility
- Define the logistics network and the most suitable multichannel offer in order to minimize the Carbon Footprint of your flows
- Control and reorganize the Upstream Supply to secure the sector and Manage Risks
- Guarantee a transparent flow and Transaction Chain in line with your customer’s requirements
- Network Design review and optimization of load breaks and distances traveled
- Flow Traceability
- Warehouse Management and Operations Automation
- Transportations Management / System Dynamics Modeling
- Return Logistics
Support CSR Ambitions
The Supply Chain actively contributes to the development of the company. To create a competitive and sustainable advantage, the organization should benefit from a robust, resilient and virtuous Supply Chain making it possible to secure the growth and rapidly transform businesses.
- A pragmatic approach that adapts to your culture and the specifics of your organization and sector
- A team of operational consultants, who act “on the ground” and know how to gain your teams’ trust
- A responsible consulting firm that shares its values with your teams
- More than 10 years of experience making it possible to support your teams in terms of Operational Excellence and Digital Transformation
- An Operational Expertise in Purchasing, Supply, Operations and Innovation as a strong asset for effective work on business interfaces.
- Present internationally, our mixed teams can be set up according to your needs with the support of a global experts network
- Benchmarks carried out with our customers and a technological / sectorial watch allow us to also provide you with the best practices (capitalization) and trends (decryption)
- Your customers being all specific, we work together with your teams to build solutions based on best practices observed in different sectors, to offer a differentiated Supply-Chain for every customer.
- Our pragmatic “Just in Digitalization ®” Approach allows us to target the appropriate levers to digitize your Supply-Chain with the right amount of investment: “more velocity, more visibility, less variability”
Kepler Supply Chain Consulting Fundamentals
Logistics Master Planning and Optimization
Optimize your logistics network must meet both short and medium-term needs. The network must be sufficiently flexible to accommodate future requirements. Our approach is based on the targeted mapping of inbound and outbound material flows to better understand where opportunities exist. We take into consideration the geopolitical as well as economic challenges in order to create realistic scenarios that achieve cost, service quality, and accessibility requirements.
Planning and Scheduling
Planning and scheduling at a production site are historically the weaker links within an organization’s supply chain. We work in a targeted fashion in order to make processes more consistent/reliable and to determine which tools fit the organization’s needs. In our supply chain consulting experience, automation is not always the best solution. We focus heavily on implementing feedback loops between planning and scheduling so that each aligns with the other.
Dimensioning and Warehouse Management
Warehousing needs to be redesigned as a value generator vs. a buffer between production and customers. Kepler work on all aspects of dimensioning, i.e. surface, storage type/density, material, implantation—all focused around customer needs. We build your management system with customized IT tools, indices, and animation.
In order to optimize inventory management, it is necessary to understand the variables that affect them, namely; procurement, logistics, and warehousing. Our global supply chain consulting expertise in operations makes it possible for us to rank the levers that need to be used: inbound logistics conditions, optimizing management rules, localizing stock, matching with real-time demand, etc… We build and deploy customized action plans in order to reduce stock over time and to develop better working capital requirements.
Improved Service Rate
Service rate is often a forgotten link in the Supply Chain. It is either poorly calculated or badly shared and is not typically the driver behind customer service or operational excellence. Our efforts are initially focused on the assumption that the service rate calculation is robust and broadly shared. We then organize workshops to identify and solve the root cause problems driving the poor performance elements. Our methods to implement solutions include; reshaping the S&OP/MPS, reviewing the existing processes, taking an ongoing approach toward improvement using lean solutions, etc.
End-to-End Supply Chain Management
The purpose of the Supply Chain is often limited to logistics or planning instead of embracing a larger responsibility as a facilitator between various company divisions. We work with organizations to identify the Supply Chain ‘perimeter’ that fits your organizational framework. We model its full cost, build new roles and responsibilities and determine performance metrics and routines in order to manage your Supply Chain more efficiently.
Supply Chain Consulting Business Cases
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Supply Chain Consulting by Kepler
Kepler is a consulting firm with a focus on Supply Chain functions. A benchmark player in the world of Supply Chain Management(SCM), Kepler supports organizations in the design and management of their logistics master plans, S&OP, their sustainable Supply Chain, warehouse sizing and management, and urban logistics. The Supply Chain Consulting approach offered by Kepler is recognized among the most efficient on the market.