1: the aspect of science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of matériel, facilities, and personnel
2: the handling of the details of an operation
In today’s business world, logistics management is that part of the supply chain which plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer & legal requirements.
LSC Logistics will assist you in outlining a systematic approach designed to optimize and manage your total supply chain. This will help you to develop a winning business strategy that will provide you with the competitive advantage you need to win in today’s market.
The first step is to understand where you are today, what area(s) represents the biggest opportunity for improvement and pay back, and understanding the resources required to achieve success.
The Supply Chain: Simplified
Each of the steps above include a vast amount of processes and work flows within them and each process flow represents a potential bottle neck, waste generator, or contains non-value added steps….all of which is costing you money. LSC Logistics will perform an audit to indicate, identify and prioritize the “big hitters” that will yield the greatest improvement. At the same time we will work with you to understand the Voice of Your Customer to insure our changes meet or exceed their expectations for service, price, and quality.
At our first meeting, LSC Logistics will perform a general “walk-through/talk-through audit” of your site to begin to gain an understanding of your business and process flow. We will review a set of audit questions to begin to define the areas for potential improvements. In this early phase we will achieve an understanding that, as Consultants, you are hiring us to bring a degree of innovation and experience to resolve issues within your company. It is our job to offer the best solutions available to improve your business and we will be open and honest in challenging your current paradigms if it is required to deliver positive results. It is often easier for an outsider to point out flow and production restrictions within your process than it is to identify them from within.
As we examine every process in your supply chain we can begin to identify areas that are using unnecessary resources, time, or materials. This process will lead us to jointly define expectations for improvement projects and finalize the scope of our work. This will enable all parties to have a full and complete understanding for the development of a Project Charter and Plan.
The key to our combined success depends on, 1) Full understanding that you didn’t get here overnight and 2) Your commitment and support to making permanent change. There is no “Magic Bullet” but rather a number of steps and process plans that will provide positive, permanent change within your business to create value for your company. Value translates to positive bottom line results and improved business results places you in a position to exceed the expectations of your customer and increase your profitability.