As an expert in supply chain optimization, ALOER supports its customers’ global supply chain challenges and business success.
While it’s common to find gaps or underperformance in organizations’ supply chains, their audit objectives are clear:
- identify weaknesses in their organization,
- find productivity levers,
- (re)structuring their distribution network,
- or introduce new structuring flows into their supply chain.
That’s where our Supply Chain Audit service comes in.
We carry out an in-depth analysis of your flows (physical, information and financial), assess the performance and maturity of your supply chain, and draw up a list of gaps with best practices.
This X‑ray enables us to draw up a list of recommendations and a customized action plan, perfectly in line with your company’s strategic orientations.
In this way, the audit proposes to Supply Chain managers to meet their needs for rapid improvement:
- adaptable, high-performance methodology
- continuous improvement approach
- concrete, pragmatic results
Whatever the industry — manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceutical or other — our supply chain audit service is designed to meet your specific needs.
Trust ALOER and its expert consultants to audit and improve your supply chain. Together, we’ll improve your performance and your success.
Supply Chain audit objectives: efficiency and ROI
Supply Chain Audits address the challenges faced by companies in all sectors, in search of rapid improvements and specific levers.
For ALOER, the supply chain audit aims to ensure your operational efficiency while optimizing your processes. The main objective: to achieve the results set by your company, while minimizing undesirable impacts.
Our supply chain audit is an in-depth diagnosis:
- assessment of the current state of your processes,
- detection of any malfunctions,
- identify weaknesses in your system.
On this basis, we draw up a ROI-based action plan:
- short-term — 6 months: to “get the ball rolling” and boost team performance, and achieve the first quick wins.
- medium and long term — 6 to 24 months, and beyond: to reorganize services, improve performance across all flows, invest sustainably to enhance customer satisfaction and face competitive markets.
Supply Chain Audit benefits
Comprehensive assessment : we analyze every stage of your supply chain, from supplier management to finished goods distribution, to identify potential risks and opportunities for optimization. We assess the state of use of your IT tools, including ERP, APS and WMS.
Increased traceability: our audit assesses the traceability of your supply chain to meet regulatory requirements and growing expectations for transparency and quality.
Cost reduction : by identifying inefficiencies and sources of waste, we help you reduce your operating costs while maintaining high quality standards.
Process optimization : our recommendations aim to optimize your logistics processes, improve inventory management and strengthen coordination between all players in your supply chain.
Supply Chain audit methodology
We have developed our own Supply Chain audit methodology. It can be adapted to all sectors and types of industry.
In this initial phase, we precisely define the scope of the analysis (services, information systems, operations, etc.) and the objectives to be achieved. For example:
- operational aspects: best business practices in planning, scheduling and production monitoring.
- technical data management and parameterization.
This step is essential to guarantee the focus and scope of the analysis.
Based on the defined scope, our consultants carry out on-site analyses to provide an objective assessment of supply chain maturity, including :
- interviews with supply chain managers,
- evaluation of information systems: ERP, APS, WMS, etc,
- analysis of interfaces between links in the chain,
- examination of physical, information and financial flows.
We also review the available performance indicators.
Additional assessments and more specific analysis are carried out where the potential gains are the greatest.
Diagnosis and feedback
Drafting of the analysis and feedback to the teams in 2 stages.
First of all, internally, the interviews and documents collected are analyzed in order to draw up an assessment of the current situation. Suggestions for improvements and actions to be taken are first presented to the audit client.
In the second stage, proposals for supply chain improvements and corrective actions are discussed with the audit client in the presence of a decision-making committee. They take different forms, such as :
- organizational adjustments and adapted processes,
- the establishment of steering indicators,
- actions to strengthen the supply chain and make it more reliable,
- as well as the presentation of quantified returns on investment, where possible.
We also identify drifts and anomalies that could compromise the reliability of the supply chain.
The cross-functional approach adopted by ALOER in its analysis enables us to identify synergies and priority areas for improvement, as well as the most important levers .
Leverage supply chain audit results
Once a complete supply chain audit has been carried out, it is essential to determine the appropriate actions to take in order to capitalize on the findings.
The aim : to determine the priorities for “kick-starting the machine” and achieving a rapid return on investment.
ALOER offers its expertise to support the implementation of audit recommendations, promote effective communication and explore digital solutions.
ALOER’s digitalization expertise ensures that the right tools are identified and integrated to improve processes and unlock increased value within the supply chain.
Finally, with a clear action plan and implementation strategy, organizations can autonomously embark on a journey towards operational excellence. By communicating audit results internally and externally, teams can adopt the necessary changes and align their efforts.
Following the diagnosis and presentation of the results, ALOER supports you in implementing the improvements identified, in line with the priorities defined, in order to achieve the desired level of excellence.
The definition of a detailed action plan and the setting up of working groups enable improvement solutions to be put into practice.
What’s more, putting the action plan into practice encourages buy-in from all the stakeholders involved in the optimization project.
Audit results can be communicated both internally and externally.
It is essential to share the results with the teams in the field to facilitate change management. Communication will raise awareness of the issues at stake and the actions undertaken to improve the supply chain.
Improving processes may require the integration of new tools, particularly digital ones.
ALOER can help you carry out an in-depth audit of your information systems. The search for the right tools and their evaluation enable us to meet the specific needs of your sector. Digitization can help optimize your processes and increase your operational efficiency.
Tracking performance indicators
To keep track of your supply chain’s performance, there are several key indicators to monitor:
- Service rate: measure the service rate from your suppliers to your customers to assess the satisfaction and reliability of your supply chain.
- Forecasts : assess the reliability of your forecasts by comparing forecast SKUs with actual results to anticipate deviations and optimize your stock levels.
- Stock : monitor stock levels, stock rotation and stock coverage to ensure efficient resource management. And don’t forget to evaluate costs.
- Production indicators: use indicators such as product quality rate (right first time), yield, availability rate (OEE) and production order completion rate to monitor and control your production processes.
- Tracking deliveries : evaluate the rate of under-deliveries, error rates, on-time delivery, shipment volumes and delivery quality to ensure reliable, high-quality service.
It is important to note that these production indicators are interdependent, and that there are standards, such as NF (E 60–182), which standardize calculations for better comparison and analysis.
The indicators to be tracked will vary according to the projects initiated at the end of the audit.