Efficiency of purpose means being able to complete a process of work on time and according to schedule. Not only that, the product or materials being designed and manufactured, processed and then distributed, are being handled exactly to specification. There is hardly ever a chink in the armor of supply chain management. But as the volumes grow as a result of consumer demand, it becomes more of a challenge to produce the perfect article.
That is where professional process improvement consulting work comes in good use. But it has to be professional to be of any use to the business concern. All the business’s project manager needs to do is to verify all credentials, from academic or trade qualifications to previous project experience, from experience to required industry and state or federal licensing papers. It is hard to define just how the suggested business process will commence.
Will it be a traditional case of top-down management? Or will there be a bottom up process followed? It would all depend on the kind of business being carried out, and the consultancy firm would need to be privy to these. Discretion is also the watchword in the sense that no trade secrets can be passed out to rivals. The efficiency supply chain link to be established needs to do two things right.
First, it needs to be able to complete tasks a lot quicker than before. But the speed at which work is completed should never defray from its required quality. So the second is that it needs to be able to produce new products, articles, materials and/or services of a far more superior quality than previously. Progress must be made. Where competitive operating environments are concerned, no business can afford to stand still.