Industrial & infrastructure

Rail, road, oil, gas, electricity, telecommunications and non-consumer manufacturing operate in a quite separate space to retail and consumer goods. Whilst some of the processes are continuous and can be logistically stable (but subject to common issues as shown below) the stand-out challenge in these sectors are projects. From supplying some new components for a period to an equipment supplier, to providing, installing and commissioning machinery, relocating or consolidating factories, to building an airport terminal or managing an oil field, all are projects and managed as such. Project skills will be more commonly seen here than logistics or supply chain skills. Accessing and procuring logistics services will be elements of the project and supply chain management will be a consequence of the programme.

On time, on budget is the mantra for a project and just in time often the mantra for ongoing production. What percentage under achieve? What percentage employ excessive contingency?

We have seen a number of issues related to this specialist industry:

  • Supply chain visibility and event management
  • Intermittent projects mean skills not available in-house
  • Sequencing and progress chasing
  • Consolidation of components
  • Lack of knowledge of service provision and options
  • Lack of specialists in the organisation
  • Difficult locations
  • Time constraints, night, public holiday access to infrastructure
  • Spares management, what to hold in stock and where

Graphene Partners has a range of skills and experience to support Car manufacturers, OEMs, Parts distributors, and LSPs to address these issues.

  1. Business Process Review
  2. Project Management
  3. Programme management
  4. Lean
  5. Benchmarking
  6. Event management and control tower
  7. Regional services, parts collection, consolidation and lineside delivery
  8. Message management, the rollout of forecasts to all suppliers
  9. Asset tracking