Gearing for growth
Scaling up operations and the associated supply chain activities are fundamental decisions; the consequences of getting them wrong are always serious and can be fatal to a firm’s competitive capabilities and survival. Capital employed and costs will increase; can these be offset by increased revenues in time?
How we can help
We have crystallised our thinking and experience into 7 key dimensions that critically interact when scaling operations to support growth, the 7Cs:
Our approach makes sure that analysis and planning of capacity, costs, capital requirements are combining with critical evaluations of culture (values, norms, ways of working), capability (skills, roles, organisation), collaboration (operating as part of a larger network) and complexity (what variations are truly adding value) to form a structured, coherent plan to scale up an operation and its attendant supply chain.You can find more information in our Whitepaper.
Supply chain design and management can be an engine of growth. With clear, fact-based insight and understanding, a tailored transformation programme can be developed that:
- maps out the key decision points, the options available, with associated probabilities and risks
- combines design analysis with critical change planning
- sets a control dashboard that aligns operational performance with financial outcomes.
Plans need to adapt, ever more so when scaling up operations, but there are essential elements that need to be included to increase the chances of success and provide guiderails in a journey to supply chain excellence. The 7 C’s are a great starting point.