aag is able to diagnose and / or undertake organisational transformation of your entire manufacturing operation, whether multinational, multisite or multi-portfolio. We are skilled and experienced in a wealth of direct and indirect categories of cost spend and can build models and intellectual property in research or tools that allow you to develop a smart efficient and cost effective sourcing strategy in any manufacturing environment.
aag adopts its model and approach to:
Process - We focus on understanding your existing ERP and business processes within your supply chain, then understand its interfaces with other department stakeholders. We then assess the quality of data, suggest changes to taxonomy, identify issues relating to segregation of duties, harmonise processes or adopt e-business tools within your existing ERP or assess and propose alternatives. Systems thinking allows us to map and model your entire value chain from material sourcing and services engagement, through your inward supply chain, production environment, distribution and reverse logistics or closed loop pooled asset return and workshop for repairs. We believe ERP's magnify good and poor processes alike. Our focus in utilising your existing tools or enhancing efficiencies within available options. We can provide a scorecard of your key operating metrics through your Procurement to Pay environment to determine how to best manage cashflows whilst leaning our inventories.
People - Because people matter we believe culture, structure, professionalism, training and development make the difference. We can develop and suggest a corporate structure / restructure depending on the need to centralise, regionalise or decentralise your process. We can develop your Roles and Responsibilities using RACI matrix, rewrite your position descriptions, develop job ads and lead recruitment strategy with your or our partner recruiters, interview and assess / recommend appointments, as well as provide short term staff at all levels from clerks and officers, through to leads, coordinators and supervisors, through to managers, general managers and directors.
Supplier - Aside from obvious benefits in accessing lower costs, reduced complexity and improved reliability, productive relationships with Suppliers, or appropriate levels of support / sourcing allows companies to grow market share and access innovation that sustain a competitive advantage. We can help you develop Category Plans and Supplier Account Plans based on analysis of your position as a Customer within your supply marketplace which could include rationalisation or consolidation of spend to improve leverage or efficiencies.
Strategy - There is a wealth of SCM and P2P strategies that organisations can adopt as part of a wider transformation. An awareness of one usually drives the other. We can help you with strategies to: