STRATEGY AND VISION
You need to understand your supply chain networks better, but the breadth of issues and opportunities can be daunting. It's easy to lose sight of "why" - what specific problems do you need to solve, what measurable benefits will be delivered, and how are you going to make it happen?
Insights gained from over 20 years working with businesses large and small (like Walmart, Tesco, H&M, IKEA, ASOS), as well as NGO's (like FSC, MSC, EDF) from strategy development through to implementation can help keep you on track and optimise your approach
The Path to Success
The key to a successful change programme is a clear and deep understanding of how your strategy is going to deliver value to your business. Which mechanisms, over what timescales and following how much investment? Critically, the business case needs to be well understood, and explicitly accepted, across multiple areas of the organisation.
It's a good idea to include someone on the team, who brings a perspective from outside the day-to-day processes of the business and has the experience to maintain a laser-focus on developing clear, communicable business cases - expressed in terms of financial value created.
A Comprehensive Approach
Knowing why change is required is only part of the story. The business case will almost certainly require change across multiple corporate divisions and need to deliver value quickly and with minimum disruption.
Bringing a recognised expert (and qualified business analyst) on to the team adds skills, capacity and counsel to accelerate the change process.