Supply Chain Network Design and Inventory Strategy

The success of an organization is heavily dependent on its supply chain effectiveness; and the most innovative business strategies can be derailed by a poor supply chain design. Companies today face shortening product life cycles, lengthening global supply chains, increasing product complexity, and rising logistics expenses. Spinnaker leverages deep functional expertise and broad industry experience to help our clients align their supply chain network design and inventory strategy with their business goals in this challenging environment.

Common Supply Chain Challenges

While some clients wish to transform into a more responsive demand-driven supply chain, others may be burdened by increasing operating costs and working capital requirements. Whether focused on expanding into new markets, reducing cycle time or increasing margins, Spinnaker can help clients develop a competitive supply chain strategy and network design. We help address common unknowns such as:

  • The number of necessary warehouses and where they should be located
  • Where and how much inventory should be positioned to balance costs and service objectives
  • How to reduce order response time
  • The risks and impacts of moving to low-cost country sourcing or near-shoring
  • How to manage risk and improve the resilience of the supply chain

Spinnaker Delivers Supply Chain Solutions

Spinnaker’s practical approach blends sophisticated modeling and analysis with creative thinking and years of experience to deliver pragmatic, effective solutions to supply chain challenges. Working side-by-side with our clients we build a detailed roadmap for the future by aligning supply chain strategy, optimizing the global logistics network, and integrating the supply chain organization, processes and technology. We take into account the operational and technological considerations to ensure that the strategy can be implemented successfully. The result is an effective supply chain design that keeps the client’s business strategy on track.