Supply Chain Management

Purchasing is no longer a stand-alone administrative function. It is now a strategic function that contributes to the bottom line as well as offering the basis for firms to achieve competitive advantage. This has been achieved by purchasing integrating itself both internally and externally to create supply chains. At alignment.ie we aid our client to understand their Supply Chain and move from a purchasing based practice to using a integrated Supply Chain approach.

 

Objectives for our Clients:

  • Defining their supply chain and the value chain
  • Transition from purchasing to supply chain management
  • Key issues/drivers of SCM
  • The new competitive environment
  • Difference between push and pull
  • Competitive advantage
  • Integration and functional relationships