A. Process optimization
Your company works well but it can perform better if the processes are optimized. If the planning process is not in the right order this may lead to decreased fulfillment of orders. After analyzing the planning process and putting it in the correct sequence at one customer, the order fill rate jumped with 21% just for one month
The owners of middle-sized companies are smart enough to establish and grow the business they have. But after the growth, they do not have physical possibility to dig further in operations and develop the staff in this area. Outsourcing even part of the activities bring fresh ideas and know-how which was already successfully applied in international firms. For companies in the country, where qualitative human resources are very limited, outsourcing is very appropriate.
C. Rules and procedures
After the growth from small to middle-size firm, the owners do not have time, resources and experience to write the rules and procedures which to allow the company run even in their absence or in the absence of any employee. Rules and procedures help the owners not only to ensure continuity in process but also to identify weak areas and conflict of interests. If middle-sized company wants to grow, it needs proper administration and clear written rules to avoid the chaos. But the procedures should be written by an expert in supply chain, otherwise you pay for a procedure which does not protect you as an owner.
D. Preparation for acquisition
If you want to sell your business at good price, you definitely should have an organization structure and working procedures. No need to reveal the wheel – we can write and implement the procedures for you.
Although many owners are afraid of outsourcing the purchasing, this can bring them only benefits, because we can:
- Negotiate better trade conditions as we work with bigger volumes
- Avoid sole supplier situations – widely spread practice in mid-sized firms
- Give your company savings and productivities not only from prices but from innovations implemented in other industries
- Identify gaps in negotiations, contracts or trade conditions and can find productivity. Usually in mid-sized firms the only negotiators are the owners – they either press the suppliers to the minimum price or miss savings because they work with friends. In the first case there is a risk of irregular deliveries and in the second case the owners play the role of a charity organization. We work as a machine, without emotions, just chasing the target ensuring win-win situation (the base of partnership).
We can run new projects for you, complying with all legal requirements, according multinational standards and within the set deadlines. Before you start the project, it is good someone else to evaluate its benefits also, because there might be better solutions in terms of functionality and price.
If you are not happy with the performance of any employee in supply chain and it’s difficult to find an expert in your region, we can be your outsourced department. Or if you have ill employee for longer period or in maternity leave, we can replace them temporarily and do their job perfectly.