Supply Chain Planning Advisory Services

Our Advisory team consists of the most experienced professionals in their respective fields, with years of involvement in retail, CPG, and manufacturing industries. We help align your processes to the applications you use and bring your team up the supply chain maturity curve through knowledge transfer from some of the leading consultants in the field.

During a Supply Chain Planning Consulting engagement, we work with clients on the processes, technologies, and capabilities – from the time a finished good is planned to the time it ends up in the consumer’s shopping cart. Whether implementing new software solutions, assessing your current technology, or providing best-practice guidance and custom development, we’ve got you covered.

Our consultants are experts in demand and supply planning, inventory optimization, forecasting, S&OP, and functional alignment. We utilize a holistic approach which encompasses people, process, and technology to address to full picture, maximizing your success in change management activities, strategic planning, and tactical execution.

Consulting Offerings

  • Project Management

    We have experience across the supply and demand chain in retail and manufacturing. Our team can provide project definition, budgeting, planning, resource allocation, and project tracking – when and how your company needs them.

  • Skills Assessment

    We can assess your team’s capabilities from an experienced outsider’s perspective. From there we can create a plan to ensure adoption so that your organization is performing at the highest possible level.

  • Customized Training

    The key to the successful rollout of new software or a new process is training users. We are able to train your team members to ensure self-sufficiency and build internal expertise.

  • Change Management

     Our consultants can lead change management programs as part of your implementation  to ensure that new technologies and processes are understood, integrated, and adopted.

  • Requirements Definition

    We believe knowing your business requirements before you select a new technology can make or break your investment in supply chain planning applications. Our consultants can either lead your requirements-gathering process or provide a sounding board for your existing requirements while considering industry best practices and helping you to “know what you don’t know.”

  • Business Case Creation

    Vaco consultants know what metrics to measure in order to forecast business benefit and ROI from your IT initiatives. We start with an assessment of your current process to understand how much your organization stands to benefit by making a new investment. Then we help you make informed decisions about the ‘where’ and ‘why’ to invest in your process or technology.

  • Business Process Design

    To get the most from your system implementation, your company will need to unite your business processes with your new supply chain planning software. Our process experts creatively combine industry-specific insight with functional knowledge to determine a business process that allows your company to realize the greatest ROI from your software investment.

  • Supply Chain Planning Diagnostic

    Get the most out of your JDA and Oracle Retail supply chain and inventory optimization solutions. Our consultants are experts in both the business and technology components of demand forecasting, fulfillment/replenishment and multi-echelon inventory optimization, able to assess your supply chain processes and optimize the use of your JDA and Oracle Retail supply chain applications to deliver maximum business value.

  • Vendor Selection

    Determining the best software investment for your business can be a challenging process. Vaco’s skilled team is available to determine which offering best suits your company’s goals, as well as looking at the challenges, budget, and timeline, based on our experience with multiple technologies and your industry.

Learn More

Find out more about our supply chain planning consulting and how we can help your business.
You can speak with one of our team members when you contact us or call 1-804-282-2033.

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Are looking for assistance beyond a consulting engagement? Vaco also offers implementations and software sales for Supply Chain Planning, Merchandise Planning, and Category Management.