Supply Chain Management

Sterling Development’s supply chain management (SCM) team help our clients to better management of the flow of goods and services. We include all processes that transform raw materials into final products. For us, SCM involves the active streamlining of a business's supply-side activities to maximise customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. SCM represents an effort by suppliers to develop and implement supply chains that are as efficient and economical as possible by looking at everything from production to product development to the information systems needed to direct these undertakings.

SCM capability within business today takes on a much more significant role in enabling business to gain competitive advantage and deliver bottom line performance. As companies strive to identify their competitive edge, the application of supply chain concepts continues to exert greater influence on overall business success. At Sterling Development, we look at a wide range of topics in supply chain strategies including design, planning, operations and development. We emphasise the perspective of integrated supply process. Releasing value in business through relationship management, cost reduction and lean supply are also key considerations.

Sample SCM Projects and Training   

  1. Introduction to supply chain management

  2. Globalisation of supply chain development

  3. Retail supply chain design and planning

  4. Supply chain management frameworks

  5. Supply chain collaboration and integration

  6. Sustainability and supply chain

  7. Supply chain risk management

  8. Costing the supply chain

  9. Lean supply management

  10. Agile supply management

  11. Purchasing and supplier selection

  12. Supply relationship management


What SCM Benefits Does Sterling Development Provide?

We help our clients to:

  1. Understand the benefits of integrated supply chain management.

  2. Make informed decisions on strategic outsourcing and vertical integration.

  3. Understand customer driven orientation and value adding.

  4. Appreciate the critical importance of supply chain collaboration and integration.

  5. Analyse and develop suppliers and customer relationships.

  6. Managing supply chain risks and costing issues.

  7. Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to plan, control and manage the supply chain to achieve overall efficiency and effectiveness.

  8. Apply basic principles of lean supply for operational excellence.

  9. Comprehend cultural and technological impact on global supply chain development.

SCM Results

By managing the supply chain, companies can cut excess costs and deliver products to the consumer faster. This is done by keeping tighter control of internal inventories, internal production, distribution, sales, and the inventories of company vendors. SCM is based on the idea that nearly every product that comes to market results from the efforts of various organisations that make up a supply chain. Although supply chains have existed for ages, most companies have only recently paid attention to them as a value-add to their operations.

A supply chain is the connected network of individuals, organisations, resources, activities and technologies involved in the manufacture and sale of a product or service. A supply chain starts with the delivery of raw materials from a supplier to a manufacturer and ends with the delivery of the finished product or service to the end consumer. SCM oversees each touch point of a company's product or service, from initial creation to the final sale. With so many places along the supply chain that can add value through efficiencies or lose value through increased expenses, proper SCM can increase revenues, decrease costs, and impact a company's bottom line.

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