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Supply Chain Optimization

Mergers, acquisitions, globalization, and outsourcing may be beneficial for company growth, but they also contribute to supply chain complexity.

Customers today are more sophisticated and demanding than ever, forcing companies to respond quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively to the needs of the marketplace.

Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) takes a comprehensive view of your supply chain. We execute improvements by identifying gaps in alignment between your company’s strategic goals and the supply chain processes used to achieve them. Our approach is collaborative and brings your organization’s key stakeholders together to create a smooth-running operational model devoid of extraneous costs and inefficiency.

IPM’s project management consultants ensure your supply chain operates as a unified, well-integrated process with the flexibility to accommodate changes and consistently execute the inherent processes. We emphasize building a strong link with external stakeholders such as vendors, carriers, third party companies, and information systems providers to create synergy and alignment. Best practice supply chains execute flawlessly with impeccable timing, accuracy, and consistency. We understand these attributes and apply an approach that enables disparate supply chain partners to work together and effectively achieve them.

IPM has managed projects to revitalize existing supply chains and optimize individual elements of the supply chain process from raw material supply to manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment. Our experience with supply chain projects include:

  • Raw and finished goods inventory control
  • Product traceability
  • Ingredient substitutions
  • Outsourcing decisions
  • Technology transfer
  • Material supply management
  • Distribution network optimization

Featured Articles

Prescription for Product Safety

Filling Dangerous Cracks in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain By Reginaldo Montague, CFPIM, CSCPDownload PDF Prescription for Product Safety APICS magazine (September/October 2016) With 80 percent…

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Supply Chain Evaluation Finds Estimated $1.3M in Net Annual Savings

Project Background As a result of aggressive business growth through acquisition, a global provider of design-coordinated surfacing solutions to residential and commercial customers suffered from…

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Shrink Your Inventory Costs and Make Your Staff Happier

Abstract: Reap innumerable benefits after overhauling your inventory system. Decreased spending and increased productivity are two benefits a global biopharmaceutical company received when their process…

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Distribution Consolidation Saves $40M

A major food company was experiencing problems with its direct store delivery (DSD) operations. The distribution network consisted of more than 100 company-owned and/or -operated…

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Tightly Executed Tech Transfer Prevents Supply-Chain Disruption for Global Confectioner

Project Background A recognized world leader in the confectionery field made the difficult decision to outsource its gum base production. Gum base is an essential…

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Supply Chain Optimization Program Generates $11.2 Million Cost Reduction

A global consumer products company was experiencing deteriorating operating performance. Unmitigated product (SKU) proliferation, poor product line management, reactive production and distribution planning, unsuccessful initiatives…

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