In this section you will learn:
- The actions, benefits, tools, timelines and steps required for the refresh approach
- The four steps to run a refresh assessment of a country supply chain
- The workshop process for the refresh approach
The refresh approach at a glance
Review all data and outcomes of the recent supply chain studies and assessments — optional to run an update of in-country supply chain mapping, flows of product/information; review of core functional KPIs.
Provides rapid response to identify an outsourcing need/opportunity with low application of resources in a reduced time-frame.
There are four steps to undertaking a refresh approach:
Preparation and data collection
- Cross-functional working group formed including project initiation and charter, objectives, scope.
- Develop the project workplan, timeline and assign roles and responsibilities.
- Source and review recent supply chain assessment studies and internal reporting.
- This could include supply chain mapping studies, capability maturity model reports and documents, key performance indicator (KPI) analysis, existing KPIs and/or operational reviews.
Collate and review data
- Review all data and outcomes of the recent studies and assessments including functional maturity scores.
- Optional update of in-country supply chain mapping, stakeholders and flows of product / information.
- Collation of existing data outcomes and reports.
- Survey data, supply chain mapping reviews updated / checked.
Data analysis and findings
- Review and thorough analysis of core functional KPIs against strategic goals / objectives.
- Deep analysis of functional scores including geographic performance, bar-charts, dashboards consolidated and prepared ahead of debrief sessions.
- Key findings report prepared.
- High-level performance gaps and opportunities identified.
Reporting and dissemination
- Executive summaries completed and distributed to key stakeholders - documented results, scores of capability maturity model, supply chain mapping, KPI analysis.
- Stakeholder workshop held to review all data outputs and key findings of the assessment.
- Gaps and opportunities identified and agreed.
- Sign-off for further evaluation of outsourcing.
Workshop process for the refresh approach
If you would like to undertake a refresh approach, you can use the following three-part workshop process.
1. Historic performance review
Gather scores from recent supply chain assessment reports, studies to review.
Outcome: assessment findings reviewed and debated. Any gaps identified.
2. Current performance review
Analyse core functional KPI / current performance reports.
Outcome: core supply chain KPIs analysed and assessed.
3. Group alignment to findings
Consolidate supply chain findings and assessment outcomes.
Outcome: gaps/opportunities identified. Next steps defined.