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Supply Chain & Growth Management Specialists


Mob: 07890 657047

Email: enquiries@adeptscs.co.uk

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IS YOUR BUSINESS GROWING?    WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?

Contact us now to book your free, informal and without no-obligation 'Business Vitality & Growth Mapping Review'



OUR BACKGROUND

Adept Supply Chain Solutions Ltd was established in 2014 by Steve Grace who has over 30 years extensive practical experience of Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations management in various industry sectors including Aerospace, Defence and Automotive, as well as over 25 years practical hands-on experience in Change Management, utilising class-leading problem-solving and productivity improvement tools including Lean Six-Sigma. Steve is an ibd Group Accredited Business Advisor, a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) and MSc Procurement qualified. For more information about the ibd Group, please visit http://ibdbusinessadvice.co.uk


 

SUPPLY CHAINS CREATE VALUE

All businesses satisfy the needs and wants of customers by performing a sequence of processes (work activities) to create value.  Upstream, each process will have at least one input and supplier and downstream, at least one output and customer.  Thus, a supply chain (commonly referred to as the value-stream) is created, generating added-value as the production of a product (or delivery of a service) progresses.



THE DANGER OF WEAK OR BROKEN CHAINS
As a business's supply chains grow and become more complex over time, inefficiencies in the form of waste elements can creep into its processes, reduce levels of productivity and profitability and increase the cost of sales.  Such inefficiencies can occur in any area of a business’s operations (including administration) and it's a fact that a business is only as efficient as its least-efficient process!  Therefore, it’s strategically vital that businesses take a holistic approach to transformation, aligned with their goals and objectives.



WHY REDUCING YOUR COSTS OF SALES IS SO IMPORTANT!

Traditionally, businesses would set a selling price based on costs plus profit, thereby covering the costs of those wastes.  However, increasing global market forces and the continuing push for pricing transparency have led to a point where customers are only willing to pay for what they perceive as value-adding activity, effectively forcing reduced market prices. Now it’s a case of profit being the result of selling price less costs. The need to identify and systematically reduce your business costs is fundamental to achieving competitive advantage.



OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our experience has found that many organisations continue to build their supply chains on out-of-date processes, building unnecessary costs into their final products or services.  With external forces threatening to erode a business’s market share and profitability, uncontrolled costs will increase the risk of business failure.  In today's highly competitive global market place, no organisation can afford not to be proactive in continually improving all aspects of their business.  However, it's sustainability that is key to business transformation and change management. We will provide you with the foundation tools on which to build sustainable business improvements, resulting in improved efficiency, increased net profits and year-on-year organic growth.