Supply Chain Management

Integrated Programs for Supplier Risk Management

Our experience in “Evaluation Improvements” drive our ability to generate real savings and benefits that effect all parties.

Proactive in assessing and intervening in high-risk suppliers.

Designed to profile an entire supply base or a specific commodities risk in near-term time frames.

A structured program in five distinct phases to asses and mitigate risk:

  • Program Definition Development
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • On-site Supplier Assessments
  • High-risk Supplier Intervention
  • Business Transfers and Tool Moves

Supplier Support Slides


Heavy Duty Truck Axle Manufacturer

Making lead times a competitive advantage


  • Demand Optimization and Supply Optimization are key to delivering the operational benefits of competitive lead time as the company moves from long lead time military to on demand consumer business
  • Current demand variance introduces excess cost (inventory) and lower performance on customer OTD
  • The 12 Month Rolling Demand Forecast on its own will not deliver competitive lead time, but is the foundation
  • Consumer on time delivery implementation will open new growth market opportunities
  • Competitive lead time is required to achieve growth in the commercial OE sector and to reach total revenues from $500 million to 1 billion
  • This initiative was established to deliver the key components of demand optimization and supply optimization to achieve competitive lead time and meet growth opportunities
  • Developed a 12 month rolling demand forecast element of demand optimization
  • Supplier capacity analysis program was established to identify- capacity and quality concerns with key suppliers- in conjunction with program roll out
  • A LOS, Line of Sight weekly management system was put in place to monitor KPI and breaking initiatives
    How will we know we’re getting better? KPI”s to evaluate lead time improvement:


  • Decreasing lead time (number of days) over time
  • Getting to 95% + for customer OTD versus promise date
  • Decreasing total inventory levels and improving inventory and AWAR as % of sales metrics
  • Increasing the number of customers with less than standard lead time

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