Supply Chain Strategy

strategyiconJohnson Stephens Consulting Supply Chain Planning services include:

  • Supply Chain Network Optimization
  • Site Selection
  • Economic Development Incentives Assessment and Negotiation
  • Diagnostic Operations Review

Supply Chain Network Optimization answers questions including:

  1. How many facilities?
  2. Where should facilities be?
  3. What services should each facility provide?
  4. What locations should each facility serve?
  5. What products are in each facility?

Our professionals employ the latest, leading edge network optimization and proprietary modeling tools customized to each client's specific network. This analysis includes generating feasible options to compare to the base case existing network. Measures such as transportation costs (inbound & outbound), operating expenses, discounted cash flow analysis are balanced vs. desired customer service levels. A unique scoring system approach is applied to factor each above measure and qualitative factors to aid in senior management decision making.

Site Selection is the process of evaluating all available sites for a distribution facility. The first stage of selection ensures the sites meet a list of minimum requirements. Each feasible site is then visited to further evaluate the site’s ability to meet the actual needs for the planned facility. A list of finalists sites are then compared in detail to determine which sites provide the best possible solution. Criteria used to evaluate sites include labor availability, skill level of workforce, labor market wage rates, economic development incentives, parking requirements, utility rates, proximity to major transportation, dock requirements, ceiling height, and other physical facility characteristics.

Economic Development Incentives Assessment and Negotiation is conducted in coordination with Site Selection. Tax credits, employee screening, training assistance, tax abatement, and infrastructure improvements are only a portion of the available incentives. Our professional team investigates the hidden opportunities to significantly increase the incentives offered by competing states and municipalities.

Not sure what opportunities are possible for your organization? A Diagnostic Operations Review conducted by senior Johnson Stephens Consulting professionals will highlight opportunities related to import logistics, transportation, distribution center layout, Lean distribution, product slotting, labor management, and store/customer service. This very low cost review is performed with a guarantee of results.