Supply Chain Performance

An important part of the competitive advantages arises along the value chain (“supply chain”). And that’s where substantial competitive advantages also get lost due to increased costs and inefficiencies (waste). Therefore, the constant optimization of the supply chain performance is a company’s central task. In many assignments, CATALYST’S Performance Consulting has proven that today it is absolutely necessary to initiate this improvement process pro-actively.
Due to the further development of business strategies, the supply chains have become more complex, fragile and vulnerable over the last years. Basically, this is driven by global sourcing and a low real net output ratio in the company, but also by increased customer requirements. Thus, it is necessary to get a new perspective and to adjust the course of action towards a value chain with optimized costs and services. Here, key factors are the design and definition of KPIs and their continuous monitoring and improvement.

Conjecture from strategic consulting to actual implementation, we stand by our clients in identifying the weaknesses and purifying them to bring successful changes. For this, CATALYST has developed foolproof and unique meticulous simulation methods which will enable the clients in proactively identify the weak links in the supply chain, initiate the required reconciliations, and form a new supply chain that is remarkably error-free. The formation of focused functional analyses of the supply chain management has to be done, for example, the operational level analysis for full growth, supervision, and the company resources.
Customized scenarios are developed to make the upcoming SCM events crystalline and prominent, for example, the rate of current dependencies and the criticality of market relations.

Generally, the CATALYST Supply Chain Management Consulting will pursue two directions. The performance approach clearly concentrating on the results and the performance of the supply chain and the technology approach where we analyze, implement and ensure the necessary change processes based on IT systems.

The CATALYST SCM Performance


We continuously provide our clients with accurate and result-oriented analyses to identify, prioritize and implement all relevant and decisive potentials. Constant reporting and a regular communication with all participants concerning SCM changes (whether successful or not) will produce a continuous “updraft” of improvement. These improvements will be supported and driven by a supply chain diagnostic, visualization tools and a target-actual comparison of processes.

The CATALYST SCM Technology Approach

We found this approach on especially developed analytical, visualization and process modules as well as technology platforms. Thus, we are independent of client-specific system landscapes, but at the same time we offer the possibility to integrate and incorporate our client’s existing infrastructure. Within very short time we deliver precise solutions for necessary SCM changes to our clients.
In the area of supply chain consulting we have an extensive experience. Our employees come both from the SCM practice and from SCM consulting. Experienced teams ensure the success of the project to our client and provide a long-term and high-quality guarantee.