Intro

Supply Chain Integration

Your supply base can determine your competitive posture in the market, profitability, and ability to respond to market shifts or economic swings. Integration of a committed and competent supply chain is fundamental to capture the greatest strategic value at minimum risk.

Supply Chain Management has many aspects and almost as many interpretations. The continued strategic approach to outsource many portions of the business value chain places stress on traditional managerial approaches to manage total cost, reduce risk, globalize availability, and provide continuous visibility. Superior supply chain response, managed risk, minimum total cost, and dependable quality are necessary for competitive success.

The Boulder Group will work with you to align your supply chain to your business strategy through supply base analysis for strategic value. Factors to analyze include:

  • Profitability and operations impact
  • Delivery dependability
  • Total expenditures
  • Supply failure impact
  • Alternate qualified supply sources
  • Quality control impact
  • Specification complexity
  • Communications and visibility
  • Life cycle cost
  • Global availability

Below is a method to evaluate your supply chain for risk factors vs. commodity impact. Evaluating and quantifying the supply base in this manner allows a strategic view of the potential value impact vs. risk and where mitigation or corrective actions are appropriate.

Additional considerations must be analyzed for total life cycle cost, logistics complexity, global availability, aftermarket support, and technology risk.

Supply Chain Evaluation

A roadmap can then be constructed for a step by step approach to improving the supply chain in a prioritized manner to provide the optimum solution for your business. The Boulder Group works with you to deliver practical solutions within a structured approach that have lasting value and impact.