National Recruitment Centre Solutions.

SCM Logo Designed and implemented solutions to support the UK’s leader grocery retailer’s national recruitment drive. Recruitment centres were set-up in temporary (c18 weeks) facilities in advance of new store openings.
  • Developed a bespoke recruitment centre solution to support a major New Store opening programme.
  • Equipment according to audit needs.
  • Set up an equipment consolidation/service centre to enable optimum availability at lowest stock levels.
  • Implemented a refurbish / repair service to extend asset life-cycles.
  • Developed facility auditing service to ensure the correct supply of assets and materials.
  • Service extended to cover Furniture, Equipment (Kitchen/Vending/Sanitary), Training Materials and Stationery.
  • Reduced logistics cost by c25%.
  • Reduced administration cost by c20%.
  • Reduced store opening lead time by 1 day.

New Store Opening Programmes.

SCM LogoDeveloped and implemented innovative new store opening programmes for the UK’s leader grocery retailers’.
  • Set up a supplier consolidation centre.
  • Introduced order expediting and supplier management services.
  • Created bespoke store opening programmes by dept.
  • Reduced logistics cost by c25%.
  • Reduced capital asset shrinkage by c30%.
  • Reduced store opening lead time by 1 day.

Freight Control Towers.

SCM Logo Set up Freight Control Towers for three major manufacturers.

  • Set up freight management, audit & expediting services from the same offices.
  • Implemented customs and tax using deferment measures to improve cash flow.
  • Introduced inventory visibility & reporting.
  • Freight audit – reducing freight costs by 10-15%.
  • Bulk product audit – reduced billing errors by 7%
  • Container flow management – reduced demurrage and increased stock availability by c3 days.

Inbound Supply Chain Set-Up.

SCM Logo International Inbound Supply Solution for a Global Personal Care Manufacturer.

  • Designed and implemented a pan-European supply network for cosmetics produced at a new facility in the Far East.
  • Implemented a network of de-consolidation centres across Europe.
  • The incoterms were EXW to enable solid commercial management of all aspects of the service.