Global Supply Chain Management is a strategic initiative used by companies to bring goods and services to customers across multiple regions of the world in an efficient and cost-effective way. It includes critical tasks such as sourcing, procurement, logistics, inventory management, warehouse management and transportation - all while keeping sustainability in mind. Sustainability within the global supply chain has become increasingly important, with companies increasingly looking towards innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact while optimising operational efficiency. Strategic Sourcing initiatives allow companies to spend less on materials while reducing costs associated with wastage and spoilage. Companies can also utilize a combination of logistic options such as rail, road and sea for transporting goods based on their specific requirements. By implementing efficient global supply chain processes, companies can ensure their goods are delivered in an optimized manner that puts customers first.
APM Inc. employs the Global Materials Management Operational Guidelines/Logistical Evaluation (MMOG/LE) to assess client readiness and create SCM Gap Analysis. The tool can be used by both supplier and client throughout the entire product life cycle, including early product development and pre-production phases, and the post-production aftermarket/service phases. Through implementation of the MMOG/LE standard, clients have seen up to an 85 percent reduction in premium freight costs and an 80 percent reduction in obsolete materials. Reducing line stoppages, inventory carrying costs, premium freight, rework, and shortening lead times mitigates supply chain risk.
APM Inc. Supplier Lifecycle Management is an important process for client success. Throughout this lifecycle, suppliers are properly selected and managed to ensure the best possible supplier performance for our customer. Supplier evaluations measure current performance and provide projectable data for future selections. Supplier alliances can also be formed with strong suppliers looking to develop a long term working relationship with our customers. In doing so, these relationships improve customer/supplier visibility, communication, and collaboration over time to achieve mutually beneficial objectives. Supplier Lifecycle Management provides immense value when done correctly and embraces supply chain processes across service providers and customers.
APM Inc. SCM Risk Management - Clients continue to expand their operations and managing environmental, social and government risks (ESG) associated with supplier behavior is becoming increasingly important. Contract management, supplier evaluation and process-level risk management are all essential practices to integrate into client strategy. Further techniques such as Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) can be used to identify and analyze the major sources of risk associated with a specific product or process. Finally, creating and implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) plan can ensure that everything is tracked, monitored, and evaluated on an ongoing basis in order to reduce any potential material defects or hazards. In this way, an effective Supplier Environmental, Social and Government Risk Management framework ensures that organizations run smoothly while complying with applicable government regulatory requirements.
APM Inc. Warehouse design and layout optimization is a critical component of client material management system. By considering the impact of synchronous material flow in a Warehouse setting, Clients can ensure their Warehouse designs are optimized for the most efficient processes. Improved inventory control is also a key benefit that comes with implementing synchronous material flow, giving clients greater visibility on the material movement across their Warehouse. This can lead to more efficient Warehouse designs to better manage materials and enable Warehouse teams to provide better service.