Supply chain


The challenge

Observers tend to agree on several things about the supply chain of the future. It will be more real-time, it will be more digitally integrated and “smart”, and it will adapt more flexibly to changes in demand, desired channels for fulfillment, and supply-side risk. Less is heard about exactly how these things will come to pass. And, lagging behind even that, is a vision of how people will lead the way and not become casualties of or impediments to progress. We aren’t thinking hard enough or far enough beyond technology, and that needs to change. It’s people that are the real wild card in each company’s journey to supply chain 2030. The technological innovations of 2030 are going to place enormous stress on supply chain organizations and practitioners and companies need to face those issues head-on. We need to reposition teams, redesign skillsets, and realign the roles of human capital and technology. Multiple trends are converging toward a future that is faster-paced, more focused on resilience, and where automation is displacing human roles—not only in execution but in analysis and decision making as well.

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The solution

With our extensive global network of supply chain experts, LEAN processes and supply chain optimization tools, we help clients to optimize their supply chain design, processes and efficiency and prepare for future growth. With a supply chain spend under management of $600M for multiple clients in different sectors, we have generated significant savings while improving service levels at the same time.
Our solutions include management and optimization of freight networks, network and warehouse design, freight procurement, freight audit and pay, 4PL control tower management and value engineering. A key differentiator in our solution is the way how SPARQ360 utilizes the collective intelligence and expertise in the client organization. The deployment of the Value Circle™guarantees the optimal mix of the client’s and SPARQ360’s expertise and knowledge. This generates the best solutions that we leverage to all parts of the client’s organization.

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The results

cost savings

Freight cost savings up to 5%.

increased performance

Increased service performance to the market of 15% at same or lower costs.

compliance programs

Compliance programs for suppliers and carriers with related costs reductions up to 10%.

continuous improvement

Structured continuous improvement programs with idea funnels of 100 plus per client.

structured process

Structured process to leverage best practices between business units and regions.

Case study


The clients demand

A leading producer of bottles and cans experienced increased supply chain costs and operational disruptions.  

The Solution

SPARQ360 applied all elements of our Value Circle – Engagement, Ideation, and Realization. We provided skilled LEAN resources such as engineers, operators, and procurement consultants to assess the current state and develop a plan for a future state.  

The Result

The Result:  The client REALIZED lower supply chain cost by @ $8 million dollars.  We implemented the full Value Circle which added capacity, and optimized the operations for on-going savings.

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