kontor Supply Chain considers itself being a cross-industry Supply Chain expert.
Our true believe is that innovation, agility and mature analytics capabilities combined with thought/trend leadership and best practices are driving forces for value realization and sustainability.
Our easy adaptable and ready to use supply chain suite (i.e., variety of tool kits and plug&play applications) is developed to be leveraged on cross-industry basis and supports swift delivery.
Traditional manufacturing supply chain management focuses on logistics in terms of moving physical material from one location to another. The size and weight of objects being shipped and the distance from the supplier to the manufacturing facility plays a major role in the cost of the product.
But a supply chain is not just a hierarchical chain of businesses supplying tangible components to make up a final product. The whole supply chain system also includes the functional areas of planning, design, purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, sales, recovery and recycling.
Reshaping and optimizing those processes by standardization, harmonization and smart use of IT-applications provides major opportunities for innovation and value creation.
Chemical / PetroChemical
The chemicals industry is facing a challenging global business environment. Complexity – a combination of heightened competition in developed and developing regions, greater volatility in the price of raw materials, and the need to innovate and serve an extremely heterogeneous customer base – has constrained profitability for many chemical companies. Perhaps most worrisome, this complexity has made future growth uncertain.
We have designed and implemented supply chain solutions across industries to improve the entire value chain from order management till payment receipt, reducing the complexity by standardized and optimized processes in combination with cost saving initiatives.
Transport & Logistics
The transportation industry is undergoing significant changes. Rising operational cost, mature markets versus developing economies, total transparency, technology boost, volatile rates and increasingly demanding accounts deteriorates current business models. The business case of yesterday is outdated and almost every LSP is forced to re-invent itself and its scope of activities.
We are at the forefront of these ground-breaking changes, offering a broad range of management support services including (re-)shaping of corporate strategy, development of growth initiatives, and definition of productivity improvement measures.
Our consultants have an impressive track record of decades in freight forwarding, career backgrounds from operations to top management level in leading global enterprises.
This frontline experience grounds our approach to empowering, motivating and inspiring logistics innovation and supervision of execution.
Forest, Paper & Packaging
The forest and paper industry depends on a long and integrated supply chain. It starts in forest harvest areas as trees and ends as multiple products used in all persons daily usage. The lead time from the first step to the last is long and it involves many steps operated by several companies and organization.
The supply chain in this industry is commonly divided in four main stages (procurement, production, distribution, sales), kontor Supply Chain contributes with its expertise to improve processes and procedures in inbound- and outbound logistics planning and execution as well as service provider management.
Consumer Goods & Retail
Consumer products and retail companies face new challenges every day: rising costs, slow growth and technology-enabled shoppers to name a few.
Achieving sustainable performance improvement requires innovative strategies, perspective and an agile supply chain as the majority of retailers and manufacturers struggle to respond to real-time peak demands and risk losing competitiveness. Consumers are angered by supply chain shortcomings caused by order fulfillment issues or inventory management slips.
The very few advanced enterprises defend their competitive edge by permanent investments in standardized & harmonized processes and IT-interconnection along the supply chain.
We understand the industry and related SCM-requirements in detail and refer to outsourcing- and cross-functions collaboration projects recently delivered.
Mining & Metals
Supply chain efficiency and cost containment remain critical in the mining and metal (M&M) industry. While the goal hasn't changed, achieving it requires increasingly sophisticated technology due to increased supply chain and network complexity.
In the past, most metals companies viewed their operations in terms of moving volumes of product through the supply chain and delivering to customers at completion. The emphasis was on maximizing capacity utilization and reducing costs at each phase of the supply chain.
The future calls for bolder moves and a reinvention of how M&M companies view their supply chain. By this, we mean a supply chain that is far more:
Instrumented, Interconnected, Intelligent.