Supply chain strategy

When designing a supply chain, companies are faced with a variety of strategic decisions, such as whether to go with centralized or decentralized production and inventory management, or insourcing and outsourcing.

4flow supports businesses with supply chain strategy development. Customer requirements are optimally harmonized through supply chain design, which results in a decisive competitive advantage.

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IT strategy

To make full use of the benefits of digitization, many companies find that their existing IT landscape presents the biggest challenges. When it comes to existing supply chain systems or innovative IT solutions, the strategic question is whether to develop the existing systems further or fully realign.

4flow supports clients with strategy development for IT landscapes by taking a process-based approach to define functional requirements and performs comprehensive assessments of current and potential systems. By doing so, 4flow enables clients to implement a future-ready IT strategy to support overall corporate strategy with full retention of operational capacity at all times.

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Supply chain flexibilization

Long lead times, intercontinental supply chains, global delivery bottlenecks and fixed order commitments pose considerable challenges for businesses today, both in a financial sense and in terms of performance. And that is where flexible supply chains enter the picture. The vision: Get the entire supply chain in sync with your customers. To do so, inventory has to be reduced drastically, response times have to be shortened, and suitable supply chain concepts need to be implemented.

With the 4flow approach, making supply chains flexible is based on analyzing network design, the management process and implementation from customer to production all the way to the suppliers, from end to end. In addition to a plan that takes the whole chain into consideration, 4flow supports implementation in all dimensions, often driving large-scale change processes.

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Supply chain organization

Strong corporate growth along with internationalization or mergers & acquisitions are common reasons for needing to change how supply chain is organized. The challenges often include the need to rework business processes in all areas of supply chain.

4flow supports businesses with alignment of their supply chain organizations. Among the accomplishments 4flow gets for clients are the seamless integration of previously separate organizational units, establishment of a future-ready organization aligned with corporate strategy and the elimination of inefficient trade-offs.

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Change management

Developing and introducing new processes, structures, and methods require changes to how employees usually do things. An end-to-end approach involving all key people is vital to successfully implemented change projects.

With 4flow’s proven solution-finding approach, acceptance in the organization for the new processes is created and ensures implementation. Changes are supported in all project phases thanks to appropriate communication activities about the progress of the project.

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