How Do I Improve My Supply Chain Efficiency & Control Costs?
A FRESH APPROACH - Introducing the Agility Supply Chain Review
The Agility Supply Chain Review - Overview
Implementation Strategy - Methodology
The Agility Supply Chain Review - Analysis & Results
Project Management & Implementation
Agility Supply Chain Review Process
Agility Track & Trace (Online tool)
Concept of Operations
Customer Complaints • Lack Of Visibility Of Purchase Orders • Lack Of Visibility Of Sales Orders
Lack Of Visibility And Tracking Of Customer Deliveries • Unplanned Costs • Multiple Carriers
Lack Of KPI Reporting • Unmanaged Cost Control • Where Is My Order • High LCL Use
No Duty Deferment Regimes In Place • Damaged Goods • Unplanned Express Deliveries
The Agility Supply Chain Review
Suppliers In Control • Additional Costs • Inefficient Booking Processes • Excessive Inventory
• Market Leading Freight Management
• Inventory Management
• Exhibit Management System
• Supply Chain Management
Agility is a new global logistics leader, with a presence in over 100 countries, employing 22000+ staff who operate from 550+ offices. We are a company of many cultures joined by a shared dedication to being a logistics partner that offers customised solutions built on a global network with locations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. Although the name is new to the logistics world, Agility is made up of world class companies strategically acquired to strengthen our global network and service offerings to our customers.
Agility develops customised solutions that incorporate the global, industry focused capabilities of our suite of supply chain and transportation services. This translates into personal service, specialised capabilities, global coverage and local expertise. We have the capability to integrate our transportation, logistics and warehousing services to handle the most complex supply chain strategies which includes:
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Building trust with
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Building a culture based on
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Working acrossorganisation and
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Introducing the Agility
Supply Chain Review
Do I benchmark my existing provider / providers?
Deploy external expertise to manage tender process / out source
Replace with a solution I already have with the aim at reducing costs
Time consuming and labour intensive?
Replace with what I already have at a lower cost.
Limited long-term impact?
Supply Chain Efficiency
How Do I Improve My
& Control Costs?
Put my business out to tender?
Can be expensive and it is down to me to implement their recommendations
Do I get my return on investment?
“ If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got ”
American motivational speaker, life coach and author. b.1960
Adrian Beasley Implementation Manager – Strategic Accounts, UK
Steve Cox General Manager UK Sales
Paul joined Agility in a business development capacity for Scotland during April 2007.
Having spent a number of years in the for a European freight market, Paul also previously worked in a commercial development role in both the industrial recycling and medical imaging fields, bringing wide ranging experience in developing bespoke, tailored solutions. In January 2011 Paul took up a position within Agility’s Strategic Account team. Based in Glasgow, Paul has worked in business development for over 20 years, including 16 years within the logistics sector.
Guy joined Agility in November 2004 and is a key member of the Strategic Account Management Team. His analytical and problem solving expertise has been an integral part of the Agility Supply Chain Review process since its inception. Guy has over fifteen years experience in business analysis across several business sectors and has successfully applied this experience to the logistics industry. Detailed analysis is a key component to the Agility Supply Chain Review process, it greatly assists in our supply chain modelling and operating concept design. Guy is also responsible for designing bespoke customer reports, that provide valuable statistical information that forms part of our Agility suite of KPI reports.
Steve is a Cranfield trained logistics professional with over 30 years experience in all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Steve joined Agility in August 2003 as a Strategic Account Manager and in 2004 he became involved in the design and implementation of the Agility Supply Chain Review concept. Having previously held senior management positions in international supply chain management, both in manufacturing and IT sector’s, Steve applies this knowledge when engaging with customers to understand their logistics challenges, whilst designing fit for purpose supply chain solutions. In 2010 Steve was appointed General Manager UK Sales and heads up the team who are responsible to conduct the Supply Chain Review process, together with the day to day management of the UK Field Sales Team.
- Introducing the Agility Supply Chain Review
Meet the Team
Adrian joined Agility in March 2007, having previously worked for another large international logistics company, where he joined on a Graduate Training Scheme and progressed into operational and account management roles. With 15 years’ industry experience, and Prince II Project Management qualified, Adrian now manages the Agility Implementation Process across the UK business. This approach ensures that clients can feel safe in the knowledge that their Supply Chains will not be disrupted whatsoever when choosing to entrust their business to Agility. In his capacity as Implementation Manager, Adrian is a key part of the Agility Supply Chain Review Team and attends each on site Supply Chain Review to ensure that every detail of the operating concept is captured in the project plan and ultimately the SOP. This methodology ensures that information/data collected during the Supply Chain Review is complete and that implementation planning is at the forefront of the customer solutions provided by Agility.
Rob Eynon Strategic Account Manager
Kevin Rolfe Director – Sales, Area North West, Europe
Paul Fullerton Strategic Account Manager
Guy Cooper Business Analyst - Strategic Account Management
A FRESH APPROACH
Kevin joined Agility as a National Account Manager in September 2000 having previously worked for a number of international logistics companies in both operations and sales capacities. In 2002 he was appointed National Sales Manager and subsequently in 2004, was invited to join the UK Operating Board of Directors where he took up the position of Director, Strategic Account Management. In this capacity the Agility Supply Chain Review concept was born and specifically designed to approach logistics solution design from a different perspective. Located in Birmingham, Kevin has more than thirty years Logistics Industry experience, including over 20 years in a Business Development capacity. In June 2010, Kevin was appointed as Sales Director UK & Ireland and continues to actively sponsor the Agility Supply Chain Review concept.
We do this by spending time understanding the true customer requirement and business drivers.
Review - Overview
Identify potential for savings in Supply Chain Costs
The review is aimed at understanding the whole supply chain process - It is not limited to the movement of freight alone.
The Agility approach to Supply Chain Management is consultative.
Total visibility and control over material flows and associated costs
Benefits of a Supply Chain Review
The Agility Supply Chain Review is a proven process that provides demonstrable results and significantly improved supply chain efficiency and productivity.
Improved customer fulfilment
The Agility Supply Chain
We work with our customers in order to create a fit for purpose, managed, efficient supply chain.
Creation of a fit for purpose logistics solution
Identification of Supply Chain inefficiencies
During the Supply Chain Review...
A Pre Survey Questionnaire is provided to the client, be completed and returned prior to the review
Non Disclosure Agreement is signed by both parties
After the Supply Chain Review...
Before the Supply Chain Review...
Agility spend quality time on site with key menbers of the supply chain during the review in order to:
- Understand the company’s culture
- Understand the company’s business objectives
- Identify true business requirements
- Determin true logistics costs
A Pre Visit Preparation document is provided to the client
Agility conduct analysis of the information obtained during the review...
Agility present the findings to the clients Senior Management Team usually 3-5 weeks after the Supply Chain Review.
The presentation through the medium of “MS PowerPoint” is designed to be a forum for open and honest discussion. We present our findings and operating concept to address the identified inefficiencies in order to discuss our improved process recommendations and potential cost savings.
Review - Analysis
Agility adopt an open approach and it is essential for the client to engage in the process and provide full visibility and transparency of all current processes and associated logistics costs.
Presentation of the SCR Results
We present back, to the clients’ Senior Management Team, a “helicopter” view of our findings, identifying any inefficiencies in the current supply chain model and the results of the financial analysis.
The presentation of the SCR results also addresses the way in which Agility will manage the implementation process, and the on going management of the Agility proposed solution
All financial information received is treated in the strictest confidence. The information is then collated electronically and analysed in detail.
A seamless Implementation is key to a successful Business Partnership
Agility Track & Trace
Concept of Operations
“I would have no issues in recommending Agility to undertake the same type of supply chain review for other like-minded organisations. The results are far in excess of what we would of achieved by putting any freight requirement out to tender and we are now benefiting from the experience.”
Peter Benton, UK Logistics Manager, Habitat Retail Limited
“This is why Agility are different”
Grant J Boultwood, Logistics Specialist, Colorcon
“The results are far in excess of what we would have achieved by simply putting the freight requirement to tender, and we are now benefiting from the experience.”
Des Drohan, Inbound Freight Manager, Henkel Consumer Adhesives
Tried and Tested
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“Agility conducted a supply chain review and as a result have greatly improved the efficiency of our supply chain and reduced our distribution costs. ”
Graeme Trevett, Export Customer Service Manager
What our customers have to say...
Cost Management Controls
Improvement in Container Utilisation
The Agility Solution
Inventory has been minimised through EOQ programme
Creation of a Purchase Order Management system to provide visibility of all PO’s
Considerable saving in logistics spend
Henkel were operating with inconsistent controls, there was little or no visibility of incoming Purchase Orders, inadequate carrier management and no true measurement of carrier performance. Henkel were carrying unnecessary raw materials inventory and incurring excessive transportation costs.
Streamlined vehicle intake
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Customised Operating Procedures for Vendors and Carriers
Case Study -
Control and Visibility of Supply Chain
Planned Implementation Programme
Agility Specialist on site on an ongoing basis to manage all import and export traffic
Demurrage costs have been eliminated
Mutually agreed suite of KPI Metrics
Habitat source a wide variety of furnishings and accessories from a multitude of diverse suppliers in the Far East and Indian Sub Continent. In order to deliver an enhanced experience to their customers, with increased order fulfillment and accurate product delivery dates, Habitat needed to improve their visibility of incoming Purchase Orders, increase efficiency in their Supply Chain, improve carrier management and be able to better measure carrier performance. Habitat was suffering from Supply Chain inefficiencies and, therefore, additional costs.
Agility answered Habitat’s needs by redesigning the Supply Chain with a proven methodology for managing a diverse set of vendors in all origin locations by establishing process design, business rules, systems rules and set up, and educating vendors. A mutually agreed and carefully planned implementation program, incorporating Agility staff on site throughout the process, minimised business disruption and ensured a fast and seamless transition to Agility’s Purchase Order Management and visibility system.
Habitat have benefited from reduced costs delivered through improved container utilisation and a significant reduction in the movement of LCL shipments. Central to Agility’s solution is our partnership approach, working alongside customers to provide a high standard of personalised service based on their individual needs.
Case Study - Habitat
Customised Operating Procedures for Vendors and Carriers
Colorcon were utilising multiple niche carriers, and faced a challenge with cost management activity, as well as a lack of shipment visibility, inefficient shipping processes and inconsistent lead times.
Total visibility of all international PO’s and subsidiary SO’s though EDI linkage with Colorcon
Significant cost reduction in logistics spend
Demurrage has been negated
Freight movements have been consolidated
EOQ’s have been implemented
Control and Visibility of Supply Chain
Customised Suite of monthly KPI Metrics
Case Study - Colorcon
Automated, EDI Booking Process and Bespoke Agility Tracking Solution