SCM optimisation in the consumer goods industry

Only the supply chain performance of a company realises success in the marketplace

The supply chain has gained in importance in recent years. Today, besides the actual products, it is decisive for the success of the company.

Even though it was recognised as early as the 1980s that the individual functional areas of logistics, procurement and production planning are closely interconnected, it was only the consistent alignment of operational processes with the needs of the market and the integration of the financial view that formed the true supply chain management.

The supply chain is the backbone of your company’s value creation, regardless of whether it is in the manufacturing industry or the service sector.

It is the supply chain that makes marketable services accessible to customers. The focus of value creation has increasingly expanded from the core performance of the actual product to the accompanying services and the effort required for selection and procurement. Thus, the performance of one’s own supply chain is a decisive competitive factor.

For many companies, global markets and more differentiated sales channels have also drastically increased the number of supply chains to which their own organisation belongs.

The management task of designing, building and operating this supply chain effectively and economically is correspondingly multifaceted, sometimes complex and correspondingly demanding. At the same time, it must also be adapted to the changing requirements of the market and available production technologies as quickly as possible.

SCM Optimisation with the Experts from F&P

F&P Executive-Solutions AG brings the expertise of many years of up-to-date supply chain management experience from multinational companies and numerous interim management and consulting projects in various industries to the table.

  • Integration of marketing and financial perspectives
  • Management of operational processes for service delivery
  • Outsourcing and location decisions
  • Structural and operational logistics management
  • Integrated sales, demand, production and results planning
  • Strategic and operational procurement

We examine your supply chain structures and processes, review your material, information and resource flows and shed light on the supply chains in which your company is integrated.

Support through consulting and interim management

We help you to make the right decisions from your long and medium term business strategies for your internal supply chain and those with your direct partners.

We support you through projects of reorganisation, process optimisation and integration of functional areas as well as the introduction of coordination between Sales, Supply Chain and Controlling (e.g. Integrated Business Planning (link to the press release of the Handelsblatt from Q4/2019), Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay).

We support you in the introduction of state-of-the-art ERP and business intelligence systems and work with you to create lean, transparent and robust processes and efficient organisational structures that make the benefits of digitalisation tangible.

Before you invest large amounts in new projects, simply use our F&P Quick Scan. We check, analyse and recommend in a structured and fast way – you decide. Use our experience and expertise to check where your company stands today and what the priorities should be on the way to your supply chain of the future.

Write to us at or give us a call. We will be happy to listen to you to understand your needs and explain our Quick Scan as an analytical preliminary stage for supply chain projects without obligation.

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