The fortunes of an organization can rise and fall on the relationships it has with its suppliers. Companies who fail to actively manage their supply chain place their business at risk of becoming uncompetitive in their market or paying inflated prices to incumbent suppliers for lower quality goods. In this situation, disintermediation or 'cutting out the middleman' is an attractive concept for many companies who want to drive competitiveness, improve product time-to-market and get the best possible deal via global sourcing.
However, in our experience, many manufacturers, marketers and distributors harbor concerns about the risk of moving away from their current suppliers and the increased demands supply chain disintermediation will place on their time. For these companies, there are great benefits to be derived from bringing in a consulting partner who can disintermediate their current supply chain to provide global supplier optionality and who knows when the time is right to re-intermediate it, allowing company managers to concentrate on their core competencies.
Case in Pointe: Find out how we helped a leading apparel manufacturer and marketer to improve product time-to-market, quality and supplier optionality while reducing costs >read more.
As specialists in procurement, logistics and operations, we know that there are cost savings to be found almost everywhere in the key areas of your value chain. Not only that, we have the experience, methodology and capability to deliver significant savings and help clients move up the maturity curve to achieve Total Value Optimization™.
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