SUPPLY CHAIN FOCUS
Our services focus exclusively on a company's supply chain and the information flows that support this part of your business. For many companies, the supply chain is a function that sometimes just runs on autopilot and things happen "...because we've always done it that way." It may not always be the most interesting part of the business, but small supply chain improvements result in capital savings and higher profits.
Our approach is to systematically analyze a company’s supply chain processes and systems through interviews, focus groups, and formal procedural reviews. We start at a high level and, using lean and continuous improvement concepts, identify areas for further review. We will make recommendations and then work with management to determine the business impact and the projected effort/duration/cost-benefit of these initiatives. We’ll then work with management to prioritize these projects and provide a high-level workplan for your team to implement the identified improvements. Alternatively, we can serve as a member of your organization and assist in the implementation and roll-out. That’s how we ensure your success and how you can begin to use your supply chain as a competitive weapon.
Supply Chain Advisors is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We focus on clients in this part of the country, but can service clients throughout the world, if desired.
Our mission is to:
"Continuously improve our clients’ businesses by helping them optimize and improve their supply chain, as well as use system data to make better business decisions faster."
Scott has over 25 years of hands-on supply chain experience with a variety of manufacturers, distributors and logistics providers, both domestic and international. Scott has a degree in Economics from Calvin College and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. Scott began his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen. Here he learned a systematic approach to consulting and project management. Additionally, he developed skills in the areas of process reengineering, systems design, and data analytics.
He then went on to be the Director of Supply Chain at a lumber/building products company, where he managed projects designed to reduce inventories, transform procurement and improve the logistics/transportation functions. During this stint, he designed and implemented a series of systems which improved information flows to/from vendors and customers and gained a great deal of international exposure.
Following that, he moved on to be the Director of Network Design and Reporting at a large truckload carrier. In this role, he created a series of business analytics tools, which transformed data into actionable information.
Scott lives in Grand Rapids, MI and is actively involved in youth sports and music.
Our ramp up process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit your turnover, and put you on a solid track to success and profit.