Senior Supply Chain and Logistics Consultant Needed for 4-12 months Project

Project status
Project posted
15th October 2014
Project duration (approx.)
92.0 Days
Budget (approx.)
£1250 / day
Industry
Management Consulting , Logistics, Supply Chain & Storage
Area of expertise
Analyst / Research , Procurement / Supply Chain , Strategy
Consultant location
Off-site

Background & Objectives

Our client is looking for a senior logistics,
shipping, supply chain consultant who will be in charge of their improvement
project.

About the Project

 

The recent Hub Act in Sri
Lanka provides incentives and tax exemptions for companies that set up
logistics hub type of operations. In this context, our client wants to set up a
business under the above law in order to deliver higher value to customers.

Initial analysis was carried
out in order to identify possible benefits in routes of Speed, Inventory and
cost perspectives. Outcome is on positive side even though there are some
challenges that are required to address. Key findings of the initial studies
are as follows,

•       The recent Hub Act in Sri Lanka encourages the development of Colombo
into a major logistics hub and free port in Asia

•       Colombo is a cost-competitive location on the core Trans-Atlantic
shipping lanes making it a very good transshipment hub. Our client is looking
at this as an opportunity to increase the competitive advantage for our key
customers by addressing their future supply chain needs

•       Our client understands that global Apparel supply chain concerns are on
account of  increasing complexity,
spiraling costs & rapidly changing designs

•       A Sri Lanka hub will enable the creation of a centrally located &
globally fungible inventory.  Such a hub can potentially cater majority of
global apparel flows – primarily for US and European markets

•       Such a hub will allow greater direct dispatches (by 15 % points) to
retailers, consolidate safety stock (by ~40%) for in-line and material
staging orders and reduce the planning complexity  for demand pull orders

•       This will lead to a reduction of customer’s inventory (in US
and Europe) by 20% - Inventory in US reduces by 60%, of which 40% shifts
to Sri Lanka

•       Supply chain cost reduces by 2-3% - warehouse
cost goes down by 6-10% and value added services costs go down by 25%) without
adversely impacting response times (2-3 days)

This concept was presented to
key customers of our client and they are very keen to explore the opportunities
further.

What Our Client Wants from Consultants

Currently our client is
looking into diversifying operations and venturing into supply chain network planning
in order to deliver higher value to customers. Our client has 3 key value
drivers that they are focusing on in terms of our logistics model.

1.      
Customer Value Focus

§  How can our client generate value for our key customers through
restructuring their logistics model?

 

2.      
Internal competitiveness

§  How can our client leverage to streamline current logistic models to add
value internally?

 

3.      
Value through Diversification

§  How can our client utilize the external forces such as the new legislations
and Sri Lanka’s strategic positioning to offer value current customers as well
as create new value streams?

Key deliverables

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