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supply chain solutions…

We are a Supply Chain Management (SCM) company, which specialises in the Competitive Sourcing Process (Tendering & Contracting); Supplier Compliance; Technical Traceability Supplier Assessments; Enterprise- and Supplier Development as well as the implementation of Supply Chain related policies, procedures and workflows to ensure that your company’s risk is addressed.

We do not specialise in Logistics or Warehousing.

GOAL:

We aim to apply global best practices with years of combined experience in the Supply Chain Management arena

OFFERING:

By implementing specialised solutions and negotiating savings, our service offerings can easily become self-funded

RISK MITIGATION:

Our solutions are designed by taking the commercial-, technical and legal aspects of all Supply Chain Management functions into consideration thus ensuring that your risk is effectively addressed

COMMERCIAL SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES

  • SCM CONSULTING
    Prochain consults on any aspect within the Supply Chain Management arena which encompasses the Supply Chain-, Warehouse- and Accounts Payable departments or functionalities. Read More
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
    Well embedded Corporate Governance in the form of policies, procedures and workflows forms the cornerstone of every successful supply chain environment and ultimately the control required to manage a sustainable business. Read More
  • COMPETITIVE & SOURCING (Tender & Contract Processes)
    Our dynamic and highly experienced team of Contract- and Technical Specialists as well as Legal Advisors, specialise in executing the entire tender and contract process to ensure that you have the best contract with the least amount of risk possible. These services can be completely outsourced or can be done on an once off or ad hoc basis. Read More
  • CODIFICATION SERVICES
    Keep track of your items and the expenditure against such items by coding these items in line with the international ECCMA best practice standards in the eOTD (ECCMA Open Technical Dictionary) format. Read More
  • GENERAL LEGAL SERVICES
    We have in-house legal advisors that are able to assist with the drafting of a wide variety of agreements, provide you with advice and assist you with various legal issues. Read More

TECHNICAL SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES

  • TECHNICAL OR PHYSICAL SUPPLIER EVALUATIONS
    These evaluations are done to physically check a supplier’s technical capability and traceability and where necessary, legal compliance. Evaluations conducted are crucial on your critical-to-production suppliers and can be beneficial to both you and your supplier as you can be made aware of possible gaps in the supplier’s business and / or its operations. The supplier in turn will be in a position to rectify and / or improve its processes to ensure they stay ahead of their game. Read More
  • ENTERPRISE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
    Unique and possibly the only system available in South Africa which is used to promote and monitor Enterprise- and / or Supplier Development by assisting suppliers to get all their company documentation in place as well as any other requirements prescribed by the companies act. Read More
  • COMPLIANCE & VETTING SERVICES
    Ensure your supplier’s legal company documents are physically verified and vetted, so that you can be sure that your supplier database is authenticated and maintained. Other bespoke vetting solutions can be created depending on your requirements. Read More
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    Inhouse developed designed with the Supply Chain processes in mind. Read More

A WORD FROM THE MD...

In an ever-changing world, where politics and other external forces impacts the global economy
directly, it is unlikely that any supply chain will survive unless strict application of good corporate
governance is embedded. The only true survival kit in any supply chain structure, is to ensure that the
foundation is entrenched with a mixture of good policies, procedures and workflows, that are enforced
and audited on a continuous basis via endorsement by a professional supply chain management
individual.

If digitalisation is the global buzzword, why do companies still suffer from the aftermath of age old technology to drive their supply chain compliance? In the modern world, where printers can manufacture literally any component, why would companies still make use of manual paper back-up systems. There are currently great systems available that could save companies millions.

Understanding and implementing the principle of “Total Cost of Ownership” is starting to become a bigger reality in any modern supply chain management structure. The TCO concept is not only a philosophy but an ever-growing reality in a declining global economy. Supply Chain Professionals are forever in search of extracting value from baseline pricing structures to ensure that competitive input costs can be realised from these cost initiatives.

Managing one’s strategic and critical-to- production assets where green procurement is at the order of the day, it is imperative to understand the impact of discarding assets where the life of these assets are still way beyond pre-mature human intervention and expectation. Understanding the replacement strategy of a company is a critical element in maintaining not only a green-procure- environment within any company, but it creates a footprint for maximum utilisation and proper traceability in the company

After almost three decades in the supply chain management industry and profession, it is evident that this profession has evolved from being a traditional cost element in any company’s input cost, to a highly sophisticated and key enabler to drive down costs. This can only be achieved where supply chain
professionals are given the opportunity to assist with key financial-, procurement- and proper approval structures in a company

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