By: Needham Trading  05/12/2011
Keywords: supply chain

Needham Trading aims to improve the performance of your organisation by aligning your organisations operations, people and procedures to its required business strategy.
Each of the below services will be accompanied by a thorough understanding of your organisations business needs, strategy and constraints.

> Market research and strategy formulation
> Strategic sourcing analysis

• Identification and selection of suppliers
• Spend analysis (Historical and future)
• Supply base analysis (supply chain length, security of supply, complexity)
• Value stream mapping (benchmarking the supply chain for cost savings)

> Pre-contract
• Identification of organisational needs (strategic preferences in terms of cost, complexity, lead times and security)
• 1 -3 year procurement strategy
• Tendering; instigation, negotiation, evaluation and final supplier selection
• Negotiation and agreement on contract terms and conditions

> Post contract analysis
• Benchmarking performance versus agreement
• Re-negotiation based on outcomes
• Identification of collaborative cost saving initiatives

> Training of key staff
• Negotiation strategy
• Supply chain design and mapping
• Spend analysis tools and techniques

Keywords: supply chain