Supply Chain Management

How would you like to cut lead time from days to hours? Reduce defects and errors and inventory by 50%? Increase productivity by 25%-50%? Improve customer service by 100%? With our supply chain management services, these goals can be achieved through the proven and effective Lean Management, Six Sigma, and Kaizen strategies. Executives who develop a working knowledge of these processes are much better prepared to build the right infrastructure and lead their organizations to both financial and personal success.

The question Solomon Bruce Consultants ask is, “What does this step contribute to the overall operation?” Surprisingly, in many cases, the answer is nothing. If that is the case, we seek to eliminate that step to reduce waste and duplication and increase profitability.

Our Services

Solomon Bruce Consultants use an initial diagnostic analysis tool that enables companies to identify and focus on only the process changes that will quickly yield the biggest differences, ensuring faster results with smaller initial investment. The approach begins with understanding the company’s value stream, and then moves rapidly to mapping out processes and costs. Next, we identify a company’s full potential through such measures as bottleneck analysis and industry benchmarking. Finally, we target areas for improvement. Solomon Bruce’s analytical, data-based approach has enabled cost savings totaling many millions of dollars through process improvements.

Our supply chain management services entail logistics, efficient customer response, category management, and customer relationship management.

We are experienced in the following logistics categories:

  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Purchasing
  • Distribution
  • Inventory Management
  • Materials Flow
  • Global Logistics
  • Information Technology

Solomon Bruce Consultants will assist you with the following 7 principles of SCM (as identified by Supply Chain Management Review).

  1. Segmenting customers based on the service needs of distinct groups and adapt the supply chain to serve these segments profitably.
  2. Customizing the logistics network to the service requirements and profitability of customer segments.
  3. Listen to market signals and align demand planning accordingly across the supply chain, ensuring consistent forecasts and optimal resource allocation.
  4. Differentiating product closer to the customer and speed conversion across the supply chain.
  5. Managing sources of supply strategically to reduce the total cost of owning materials and services.
  6. Developing a supply chain-wide technology strategy that supports multiple levels of decision-making and gives a clear view of the flow of products, services, and information.
  7. Adopting channel-spanning performance measures to gauge collective success in reaching the end-user effectively and efficiently.

Our Results

Solomon Bruce Consultants deliver improved supply chain visibility, increased and enhanced product delivery, and increased profitability.