Supply Chain Management

Achieving a competitive advantage with optimized supply chains

Nowadays, companies are confronted with a multitude of current challenges. This includes, for example, a lack of material availability, which can lead to production stoppages. To differentiate from the competition, increasing service level requirements must be met across all distribution channels, from B2C to B2B. As a result, the design and management of the end-to-end supply chain is becoming more complex. Digitalization and automation act as enablers to fulfill service agreements in the future and to be profitable in the long term. ifp consulting supports you with a proven range of services that guide you from analysis to concept and finally to transformation and sustainable implementation. A holistic view from markets and customers to the supplier network ensures a deep understanding of the core functions in terms of source, make and deliver. We advise you on a strategic, tactical and operational level. Digital tools and methods, such as the simulation model or digital twins, support our holistic approach to developing action scenarios for designing your supply chain.

Supply Chain Management

Achieving a competitive advantage with optimized supply chains

Nowadays, companies are confronted with a multitude of current challenges. This includes, for example, a lack of material availability, which can lead to production stoppages. To differentiate from the competition, increasing service level requirements must be met across all distribution channels, from B2C to B2B. As a result, the design and management of the end-to-end supply chain is becoming more complex. Digitalization and automation act as enablers to meet service agreements in the future and to be profitable in the long term. ifp consulting supports you with a proven range of services that guides you from analysis to concept and finally to transformation and sustainable implementation. A holistic view from markets and customers to the supplier network ensures a deep understanding of the core functions in terms of source, make and deliver. We advise you on a strategic, tactical and operational level. Digital tools and methods, such as the simulation model or digital twins, support our holistic approach to developing action scenarios for designing your supply chain.

Our services

Our approach to optimizing your supply chain always follows the end-to-end idea. We take a holistic view of the core functions of procurement, production, logistics and distribution (source, make, deliver) in order to work together to successfully transform your supply chains along the entire value chain.

Systematic evaluation of supply chain performance via targeted evaluation dimensions and the Supply Chain Quick Check

Developing a supply chain excellence strategy, identifying strategic gaps and consistently implementing the strategy at all planning levels

Design of the future production, logistics and distribution network (footprint)

Support and implementation from site search to site construction for warehouse and production

Definition of the appropriate vertical range of manufacture based on product-related make or buy analyses

Design, implementation and optimization of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) or Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) processes

Optimization and automation of order processing and order management

Design of optimal inventory management taking into account the inventory levels

Customer problems & solutions

Every company has highly individual customer and supplier relationships and internal processes. Nevertheless, many of our customers face similar challenges in their operations across industries, from retail to manufacturing, time and again. We want to find the best solution for you individually and support you in the task of turning your supply chain from a cost driver into a competitive advantage.

  • Problem: Suboptimal material flow, low transparency and grown structures in manufacturing and logistics?

  • Solution: Designing a resilient, efficient and transparent supply chain by optimizing internal processes, using digital tools and methods for monitoring, and proactive supplier management.

  • Problem: Customers demand and expect ever shorter delivery times and, in extreme cases, want to receive goods and services in less than 24 hours. The sales market is highly volatile and subject to many changes. These are further exacerbated by transformations in society and politics, such as Brexit and the Corona crisis, and mean that existing production and logistics networks can no longer meet current requirements.

  • Solution: Realigning footprint design is a complex, strategic task. We systematically review your existing production and distribution network, bringing over three decades of international experience to the table.

  • Problem: Low delivery reliability and regular discussions between sales, production and logistics about cause and responsibility.

  • Solution: Together with your team, we establish a functioning Sales & Operations Planning and thereby improve cross-departmental collaboration, forecasting and transparency. In this way, we increase delivery reliability, stabilize their production and increase resilience in the supply chain.

  • Problem: Your vertical integration has grown historically and you are under cost pressure? Short-term subcontracting shows them that suppliers can offer their parts cheaper? Are you considering sourcing new products?

  • Solution: By means of a systematic make-or-buy analysis, we define your strategic orientation with regard to in-house production and external procurement. To do this, we conduct a competence analysis and structure your portfolio based on various criteria.

Customer testimonial

Redesign footprint and vertical integration

ifp consulting supports the BAUER Compressors Group as a planning partner in changing the production footprint

  • Adaptation of the existing production network

  • Systematic cost structure analysis in the area of mechanical manufacturing

  • Adjustment of the vertical range of manufacture (make or buy) and technology

  • Strategic site search

BAUER
Compressors
Group

“With ifp consulting, we were able to significantly improve the competitive position of Bauer Kompressoren’s products by analyzing our cost structure. In doing so, we have made significant progress by adjusting the value creation structure (redesign of in-house production share and footprint) and using optimized manufacturing technologies.”

Philipp Bayat, Chairman of The Executive Board, BAUER Kompressoren Group

Your advantage

  • State of the art methods, tools and software for analyzing, monitoring and optimizing your supply chain network
  • Cross-industry know-how and best practice for planning and designing production and logistics networks

  • Reduction of total supply chain costs through sustainable supply chain concepts

  • Systematic, analytical and pragmatic approach based on existing data and processes

  • Together with your project team, we develop individual solutions on site or remotely.

  • Designing sustainable and forward-looking systems for the supply chain of the future

Supply Chain Management at ifp consulting

Proactive supply chain management (SCM) is the basis for the successful operation of manufacturing companies throughout the world. ifp consulting as your planning partner for industry and trade and has the expertise, many years of experience and the digital tools and methods to strengthen your supply chain excellence with the appropriate measures within a short time. We understand supply chain management to be the holistic optimization of your value chain, taking into account all the players in the network.

Supply Chain
Quick Check

Systematic evaluation of your current supply chain performance compared to the competition

Strategy-
development

Development of a target picture for your supply chain of tomorrow with the involvement of all stakeholders and players in the network

Network-
optimization

Define the appropriate footprint as a balance of service level, flexibility, transport costs, and inventories

Site search

We support you with the location decision. With our regional database, we narrow down the search radius and identify suitable locations

Make or Buy decisions

Define the right vertical range of manufacture based on core competencies and a clear portfolio strategy

Inventory-
­­­management

Leveling inventories and defining future-proof inventory levels through intelligent inventory management

Sales (Inventory) &
Operations Planning

Synchronize sales, production and logistics and actively control and monitor the planning process in order to be able to intervene quickly

Supply Chain Management at ifp consulting

Proactive supply chain management (SCM) is the basis for the successful operation of manufacturing companies throughout the world. ifp consulting as your planning partner for industry and trade and has the expertise, many years of experience and the digital tools and methods to strengthen your supply chain excellence with the appropriate measures within a short time. We understand supply chain management to be the holistic optimization of your value chain, taking into account all the players in the network.

Supply Chain Quick Check

Systematic evaluation of your current supply chain performance compared to the competition

Strategy development

Development of a target picture for your supply chain of tomorrow with the involvement of all stakeholders and players in the network

Network optimization

Define the appropriate footprint as a balance of service level, flexibility, transport costs, and inventories

Site search

We support you with the location decision. With our regional database, we narrow down the search radius and identify suitable locations

Make or Buy decisions

Define the right vertical range of manufacture based on core competencies and a clear portfolio strategy

Inventory Management

Leveling inventories and defining future-proof inventory levels through intelligent inventory management

Sales (Inventory) &
Operations Planning

Synchronize sales, production and logistics and actively control and monitor the planning process in order to be able to intervene quickly

Do you have any questions?
We are happy to help!

Your contact person:
Denise Pohlig

Do you have any questions?
We are happy to help!

Your contact person:
Denise Pohlig