Supply Planning & Procurement Package covers the areas from the point of developing orders until replenishing the stock at DC, Warehouse or store levels. It covers the blueprint analysis of all operations through the frame with analysis report, segmentation analysis of suppliers, procurement planning & budgeting, order management, Supplier planning scorecard, and required workshops to not only teach the usage of tools developed but also to improve the knowledge of client in the area, along with offering best-fit system requirement process for clients who wants to invest in software to automate their processes.

Observing, reviewing and analyzing existing supply planning process from the point of converting sales forecasts to order forecasts, reviewing internal and external factors taken into account to build supply planning as an extension of demand planning, examining order generation process and indicators taken into account to finalize order volume and its’ reflection to planning. Accordingly, pros and cons of the present process, areas of improvements required based on industry/business standard benchmarks are reported and presented.

Analyzing the existing suppliers of the client and setting benchmarks in order to segment the suppliers into structured classes, which will in turn enables the client to set up short-, mid- and long-term strategies based on the segmentations developed. KnowHow has a pragmatic and theoretically validated segmentation process that enables clients to classify suppliers based on multiple criteria, such as business share%, operational capacity, IT power, Manpower, and Vision

Developing brand-, and/or division-level procurement planning & budgeting toolkit which will help the client to have short-, mid- and long-term visibility to shipment requirements from financial, warehousing, and sales point of view. The toolkit will give long-term visibility to the finance department about required capital through replenishment cycle while warehouse will be able to know capacity (palletized) required at brand- and/or division level to be able to maximize the efficiency, along with providing visibility to the sales department about up coming shipments to make sales and marketing plans in advance.

Developing a standardized order management process that the client can convert sales forecast to order forecast for related suppliers upon internal and external factors and weights to ensure business strategy and departmental goals for optimal return on investment from each and every order at any level (e.g. brand-, division, region- or country-level)

Developing an SKU level shipment forecast toolkit that will provide long-term visibility to the client and his suppliers about required volume to be shipped based on replenishment cycle and key indicators that taken into account (e.g. days of supply, capacity, etc.)

SPI is a standard scorecard that can be used to measure and track the performance of each and every supplier from different dimensions. Related KPIs can be customized upon the requirements of business. KPIs that are part of SPI are segmented to the categories of Quality (shelf life, product quality); Delivery (in full, on time, on time document sharing%, on time order placement%); Financial (Invoice accuracy); Expenditures (Additional charges incurred); Customer Service (Days of Stock, issue resolution); Partnership level (KPIs based on strategic-, operational- tacticallevel) and Governmental policy (regulations compliance)

Running 2 to 5 days workshops for the client to teach supply planning & procurement techniques, and the usage of toolkits developed along with sharing guidelines with planners to improve their supply planning & procurement skills

For the clients who already standardized all supply planning and procurement practices and it’s time to automate operations, developing a best-fit system requirement process to meet the needs of the client at optimal level and leading the implementation part of the software