The Move Forward, LLC offers an executive consulting program to organizations looking to make their supply chain operations more efficient and effective. We collaborate with our clients to implement innovative solutions to support their business strategies, optimize operations, and enhance the skills and capabilities of their supply chain team. Programs and services are tailored to the procurement needs of each individual company.

We support all facets of procurement and supply chain management including but not limited to:

Purchasing Strategy

A purchasing strategy is a collaborative and structured process which includes conducting a spend analysis and using this data to make business decisions to maximize savings on goods and services while minimizing lead times. We can help you create a detailed strategy that includes a road map on how to approach the market… What you want to achieve and how you are going to accomplish it?

Bid/RFP Preparation and Analysis

Preparation of Bid/RFP (request for proposal) documents can be an intimidating and complex task. There are many factors that should be considered and evaluated in RFP documents. We work closely with suppliers to ensure that they fully understand all aspects of each solicitation, so they can properly submit a competitive response within the requested deadline.
We can help you create SOPs (standard operating procedures) that will help your team understand and adhere to the bid process. We can manage the entire training process for you.

Inventory Management

Inventory management is pivotal in business. By having a solid inventory management system, you can seamlessly manage multiple locations and ensure accurate reporting, while preventing the risk of running out of raw materials or products. We can help you develop an optimal process and supply matrix to manage your supply base at the best landed product cost. We are also experts at managing inventory for upcoming promotions, new items, and rebranding. We accomplish this by managing:

  • Inventory levels to ensure timely distribution of new product rollouts.
  • Depletion of existing products through creation and execution of project timelines, supplier production plans and distributor purchasing and inventory management/depletion plans.

For existing and new products, we monitor vendor capacity/distribution capabilities to ensure that all quality, cost and service expectations are met.

Contract Management

Contract Management is important to every business. Unfortunately, for many companies, this means filing executed contracts and not referencing them until something goes wrong. Contract management is the process of contract analysis, creation, execution, and compliance to maximize operational and financial performance, all while reducing financial risk to the organization. Are both parties holding up their end of the agreement? We can help you find out.
Some of the most common errors found are: non-compliance, revenue leakage, and compromised delivery terms. All of these oversights can jeopardize customer/supplier relationships. With our guidance and in-depth knowledge of contract management and best practices, we will make sure that you are obtaining the maximum benefits from your contracts.

Value Engineering

Value engineering (Value Analysis) is one of the most commonly misunderstood processes in the world of cost estimating. The goal of this process is to obtain the best value. This does not necessarily signify the cheapest ‘widget’, regardless of quality. The core of value engineering is sourcing products that meet the company’s required specification at the lowest possible cost. Through this process companies regularly decrease costs, increase profits, and build customer loyalty. This process can be applied at any stage of the project. However, the sooner it’s implemented, the more opportunities to successfully capture savings.

Do you have any products that are a high cost/low return for your organization? Let us work with it. We will roll up our sleeves and find ways to reduce cost without compromising the quality of your product.

Additional Services Offered:

  • Product Development & Launch
  • Supply Chain Systems Selection and Implementation
  • Business Process Change Management
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Supplier Development Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Talent Management
  • Workshop/Training Development and Presentation

 

Business Referrals

At The Move Forward we believe in helping and supporting others. We are constantly attending networking events and meeting amazing professionals that are as passionate as us to help you succeed! If you are in need of a professional service not listed in our offerings, we will gladly refer you to one of our qualified reputable colleagues. This is a service provided to you with no financial gain on our part. For referral please email us at info@themoveforward.net.
To learn more about our services as well as our solutions for other operational or office priorities, such as Training & Development and more, contact us at info@themoveforward.net.

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