Process analysis and process consulting include services for optimising logistics processes along the entire supply chain. Using the process potential analysis and its respective methodology, possible process potentials can be identified whereupon efficiency improvements can be initiated.
Identifying and Evaluating Potentials for Improvement
By means of the process potential analysis the differences and rationalisation potentials between the current and the planned target processes can be identified, evaluated and assessed. This method of analysis is particularly suitable for
- an overall efficiency review of existing logistics processes
- calculating ROI (Returns on Investment) (for the introduction of logistics software and/or process automation)
- an examination of planned physical process changes
- adjustments to host systems
- physical process adjustments or modifications
As part of the process consultation the necessary measures are developed and defined in the implementation concept
The key aspects:
- Detailed itemisation of potential savings and/or any additional expenditure
- Internal, personnel costs resulting from process changes (restructuring)
- Consideration of external factors (such as suppliers, carriers etc.)
- Investment and budget planning
- Description of management methods
Our Common Goal – Your Results
"By conducting a process potential analysis, in particular by breaking down the global process into its individual steps, we succeed in increasing the efficiency of logistics processes and thereby manage to measurably reduce the process i.e. logistics costs,” as Eric Gastel, Manager Director of InterLog Management GmbH, describes the success of process management and process potential analysis.
The 5 Phases
The first phase begins with analysing the CURRENT situation of either existing logistics processes in your company (process analysis) or your company’s needs (needs analysis) and continues by developing and mapping conducive processes.
Regardless of whether a process analysis or needs analysis has been conducted in the first phase, process potential analysis is carried out in the second phase. This method helps to point out the differences between the CURRENT and the TARGET processes as well as their impact and determines the potential including possible process change necessities and their respective effects.
Having conducted process analysis and determined the potential, the third phase starts with the conceptualisation of relevant measures to achieve the TARGET situation.
In the fourth phase the implementation of the concept, which has previously been developed, is put into action. Normally this phase is the first to entail physical changes in the system.
Finally, monitoring the target achievement of the changes undertaken is part of the fifth phase.
For all phases, we can provide project coaching for your project management, either in individual phases or throughout some or all phases.