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How we assisted Volvo Cars in balancing workload & Supply Chain costs

Thursday 28/02/2019
How we assisted volvo cars in balancing workload & supply chain costs

Volvo Cars Gent was challenged with an increasingly complex supply chain due to model differentiation, the need to reduce inventories and an increase in the amount of worldwide suppliers.

Customer challenge

  • These challenges in the logistic chain led to an increasing workload and an environment of high pressure.
  • In order to reduce costs and workload, the customer was looking for the most lean way to organise all inbound logistic flows.

Approach

  • We offered operational and structural support by providing the customer with several highly skilled Supply Chain Coordinators, trained in APICS and Lean.
  • We assessed the current state inbound process and organisation.
  • We proposed and implemented future state improvement.
  • The Moore Supply Chain Coordinators enriched the team with new perspectives to approach old and new challenges and to modernise their supply chain.

Results

  • We developed a standardised tool to plan inbound flows and optimise several daily tasks.
  • We evolved from a re-active to a pro-active inbound process.
  • A reorganisation of the team and reevaluation of roles and responsibilities in order to create a better work-life balance.
  • We established a close partnership with the customer, acting as both operational support and a trusted advisor.
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Joël Wijns
Joël Wijns
Partner Business Consulting