What is Supply Chain Consulting?

supply chain consulting firmSupply chain consultants and supply chain planners at experienced supply chain consulting firms develop a vision the clients can act upon – strategic decisions and practical applications, tailored to their unique situations.

Consulting, planning, distribution and warehouse operations, network design and optimization, material flow systems and manufacturing are just a few areas where firms such as DSI excel.

Supply Chain Consulting Firms

Supply chain design is now a must-have to keep up with the pace of change. Supply chain consultants can create and sustain competitive advantages by significantly improving areas of cost, service and risk. Let our team of industry, process and subject matter experts help create supply chain centers of excellence (COE) and put in place an integrated supply chain design to generate measurable cost savings for you.

As one of the leading supply chain consulting firms in the world, we have worked with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients for over 30 years to align their supply chains with business objectives, drive innovation and achieve functional excellence.

Assessment, Planning and Strategy Development

  • Supply Chain Assessment
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Operation Strategy Development
  • 3PL / Value Added Activity
  • Best In Class KPI Development

Benefits of Supply Chain Optimization?

By conducting a thorough analysis of your network, you will be armed with the necessary quantitative metrics to make informed, strategic decisions regarding:

Supply chain consulting firms

  • Plant locations and capacity
  • Distribution locations and sizes
  • Possible pricing levels
  • Inventory levels
  • Customer service levels

It is important to choose an unbiased supply chain consulting firm specializing in supply chain planning and optimization, which guarantees that the solution is optimized for your specific operation. As specialists in lean manufacturing consulting, our lean fundamental focus will provide a clear roadmap for aligning your supply chain to the business needs.

Some of the solutions our supply chain consultants have provided for our clients include: Aerospace process evaluation, space optimization and automated solutions, automotive storage analysis, heavy truck assembly process enhancement, truck rail network optimization, automotive material flow analysis and more.

Some of the areas of the industry our team can help you with include:

  • Lead-time Reduction
  • Network Complexity Reduction
  • Site Selection
  • Demand Fluctuation / Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain Optimization Experts

Supply chain consulting servicesDistribution and Warehouse Operations: Are your distribution operations restricting your ability to meet customer demands?

Whether your company is designing a new distribution center, expanding an existing logistics facility or planning a reset of an existing facility, our mission is to design integrated logistics operations and systems that ensure your company’s distribution / warehouse operations are world-class.

A structured distribution program is founded on lean principles. Our lean consulting firm incorporates subject matter experts in numerous lean tools including Kaizen, Six Sigma, TQM, Plan / Do / Study / Act. We provide unbiased distribution and supply chain consulting services combined with a highly experienced team so your company will implement a successful lean distribution program.

Material Flow and Manufacturing Operations

Are your production operations truly lean? Our Lean and Six Sigma certified professionals address challenges in several areas of the manufacturing process including: Assembly Operations, Warehouse, Quality & Inspection, Material Management, Programming, Engineering, Shipping / Receiving, Final Assembly, and Maintenance.

Design Systems, Inc.’s supply chain consulting team will apply lean principles: elimination of waste, overproduction avoidance, value stream mapping, workload leveling, continuous improvement processes to help you make your manufacturing operations lean.

Some of the solutions we provide include:

  • Planning and Design
  • Operations and Process Improvement
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Simulation
  • Inventory Management
  • Packaging Solutions
  • Implementation Support
  • Interim Management Oversite
  • Best In Class KPI Development
  • Equipment Specs

Supply Chain Consulting Services

Learn more about how specialized supply chain consulting services can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your supply chain, with a 2-day assessment of your current operations. Contact us for more information.