Has the time come to clearly define your supply chain processes, and do you want to further build on and subsequently optimize these processes? We are supply chain management experts. It makes no difference to us whether you need help with supply chain processes within your own organization or with processes that connect your organization to other stakeholders such as customers or suppliers.

Supply chain processes extend beyond Lean

Organizations no longer compete just at product or service level, but also – and above all – at supply chain level. Today’s successful companies, such as Action, Zara, de Bijenkorf and IKEA, have a clear vision and sharp focus resulting in good products and good service. These organizations also have top-class supply chains. Each supply chain enables the company to deliver on its customer promises.

Whereas Lean principles are mainly focused on the optimization of internal processes and eliminating waste, supply chain management is primarily aimed at serving customers and optimizing supply chains to create a competitive advantage. Hence, supply chain management goes a step further than Lean.

Processes are the oil that keeps the supply chain running smoothly, and should transcend departments.

By setting up and managing processes, Supply Chain Management coordinates the collaboration between departments. Supply Chain Management also uses processes as a tool to coordinate the collaboration with other organizations.

Optimizing supply chain processes with the Supply Chain Optimization Method by BLMC (SCOMB)

BLMC has developed a unique method for implementing supply chain management and optimizing supply chains. The first step in this method is to define the supply chain strategy. Once the supply chain strategy has been defined, special supply chain process techniques are used to define the processes for each chain and to connect them to the strategic objectives. The RASCI model is one of the process techniques BLMC uses to optimize supply chain processes.

The result: lower costs, greater supply chain reliability and improved customer service.