Supply Chain Consulting

Supply chain management consulting for manufacturing and distribution is our specialty.

Echelon Supply Chain Solutions can effectively address your challenges as an extended part of your team whether you are seeking to optimize raw material purchasing and inventory at a single site or need to balance complex supply chains that span multiple geographies.

Echelon Supply Chain Solutions provides hands-on management consulting to:

  • Reduce past-due backlogs
  • Reduce lead times
  • Improve on-time shipments
  • Increase production rates
  • Reduce operating efficiency
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Reduce daily struggles

Our consulting services can address:


Some of our past successes:

Material Planning

Our expertise is unsurpassed at establishing stable, accurate manufacturing and purchasing requirements designed to minimize inventory and maximize material availability using MRP, kanbans, or a combination of the two.

We are System-Agnostic

  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of ERP and WMS systems including SAP, Epicor, Microsoft 365, NetSuite, Infor, and many others
  • Deep system expertise with material requirements planning (MRP) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) modules
  • Hands-on data remediation and optimization capabilities

Inventory Optimization

Altemir Consulting can implement effective ordering mechanisms and inventory planning for product distribution, build-to-stock, build-to-order, engineer-to-order, and vendor managed inventory (VMI) scenarios.  Reducing inventory while increasing customer fulfillment rates is often possible.  Learn more.

Inventory Control

We can review and improve shipping, receiving, and warehouse functions to significantly improve inventory accuracy and material availability.

Purchasing Execution

We can review and optimize your purchasing requirements and buying to more effectively and efficiently purchase in a way that economically supports production without material shortage disruptions.

Warehouse Management

We can optimize your warehouse operations including both the setup and use of your warehouse management system (WMS) as well as establishing best practices to improve the locating of items, picking, packing, transfers, kitting, shipping, and receiving.

Cost Reduction

Altemir Consulting can lead bill of material (BOM) cost optimization and supply chain efficiency improvement efforts.

Vendor Management & Interventions

Improved sourcing, purchasing signals, vendor capacity management, vendor performance measurement, and data interchange regimes can be put into place to make your external supply chain an integral part of your operation.

Supply Chain Strategy

We can perform comprehensive financial and operational evaluations of multi-site, off-shore, and/or contracted operations to assess different strategic business options.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

We can institute and optimize lean VMI processes to bridge the gap between suppliers and consumers.

Supply Chain Balancing

Raw material, WIP, and finished good inventory management and production control can be implemented in a multi-site environment to make your business act as a single integrated entity that minimizes cost and maximizes performance.

Indirect Materials Management

We have hands-on experience in instituting effective controls over tooling and shop supplies to ensure reliable material availability and accurate cost accounting.

SIOP, Demand Planning, and Forecasting

We can develop or optimize your strategic planning processes across your organization and extended supply chain in a way that integrates sales forecasts, inventory planning, vendor capacity, and production.  Sales, inventory, and operations planning (SIOP) is one of our specialties.

Contract Manufacturing

We have experience and expertise in evaluating and establishing cost-conscious outsourcing functions.  Formalizing economic make/buy decisions, developing vendor qualification programs, ensuring supplier quality, and integrating outside service providers into your manufacturing process are supply chain management improvements we can help bring about.

Explore the Possibilities ...

Contact us to learn how we can make your supply chain significantly more efficient and effective

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