Operating Model Design & Delivery

At the core of every effective value chain is an Operating Model that balances:

  • Service
  • Operating Costs
  • Working Capital

The increasing segmentation of markets makes this more critical as well as being more challenging to deliver.

We use advanced analytics to define market segments and characterise their demand and supply patterns. We will also objectively understand the ability of your current operations to meet each segment’s needs through:

  • Value Stream / Process Mapping
  • Inventory Modelling
  • Lean / Operational Excellence Audits
  • S&OP / IBP, demand and supply planning process review
  • Key stakeholder interviews / discussions

By understanding both the requirements and the strengths and limitations of your current operation we will work with you to collaboratively define and compare a range of Operating Model options and facilitate your selection of the best way forward based on:

  • Fit to the segmented market requirements
  • Balance of service deliverable, operating cost and working capital
  • Complexity, cost and risk of transition
  • Operability of the new “business as usual”

One of our core principles is “we will never design an approach that we wouldn’t implement and operate ourselves”. Therefore, we will be on hand as your implementation partner to plan and support your implementation.

Tim leads an excellent group of Operations Consultants who have completed a number of Supply Chain-focused projects for us that have made a significant difference to business performance. In addition Tim has supported me with his understanding of cultural issues in a manufacturing based business. James Neville

Owner, Volac International