Through our 6-Step Forward Motion process, you can be assured that your entire project life cycle will stay on track to meet your company’s goals of strategy, time, budget, and return on investment. Carefully crafted from years of experience with successful planning and implementation, Forward Motion™ will streamline supply chain processes, improve employee productivity, and maximize your return on investment.
6 Steps to Quality Assurance
During the Needs Assessment phase, AHS answers the question “how can our clients optimize their supply chain process?” We provide a high level assessment of the current situation and describe our vision of a path forward. We work together as an extension of your team to provide the optimal solution for your unique circumstance.
What we’ll do: Comprehensive examination of your needs
What you’ll get: Detailed proposal identifying the project scope and path forward
The study of your processes in the Operational Analysis step goes into great depth, analyzing existing circumstances to gain the information necessary to make strategic recommendations. We also benchmark current operations to establish a baseline for the return on investment.
We work with your teams on the front lines to fully understand your needs, which yield a wealth of operational data to base the success of any future project. Our hands-on operational review ensures that we possess the accurate operational data for comparison against proposed projects and actual outcomes.
Potential Areas of Focus:
- SKU Analysis
- Order Analysis
- Process Documentation
- Work Study
- Layouts / Facility Flow
- Growth Assumptions
What you’ll get: Baselined, accurate operational data for comparison against actual project outcomes
To ensure a maximum return on investment, we collect data during the Process Improvement Recommendation phase to examine all possible paths that will achieve desired results. At the end of this phase, we outline each of those recommendations and provide detailed layouts, timelines, and budgets for the proposed project and the specifications for completing the work.
Steps taken in this phase will include:
- Compare baseline established during the Operational Analysis against industry benchmarks
- Establish a gap analysis between baseline and industry standards for the best options to set a path forward with alternatives that satisfy our clients’ return on investment model
- Determine the viability of each alternative; establishing what technologies will drive the most favorable results
- Model favorable alternatives against established return on investment criteria
- Create procedures, layouts, budget estimates, and timelines
- Reach high agreement on final recommendations
What you’ll get: In-depth layout of the proposed solution; data that can be used in a three-to-five-year business plan
AHS will walk your executive management team through the work completed-to-date in a brief, yet thorough session. The session is designed to identify your pain points and offer justification for completing the project. The outcome of this session will be the approval to move forward.
What we’ll do: Host an informative session with your executive management team
What you get: Security and peace of mind that your project will deliver solid results
Our management assures implementation is done correctly.
AHS will manage all facets of the project including timeline schedules, implementation, budgets and system commissioning. Working with world class vendors, AHS will finalize designs, generate approval documentation and establish exit testing to ensure a successful implementation of the project.
What we’ll do: Implement your project
What you get: Project completed to your satisfaction while exceeding expectations
In this final step, AHS revisits the original data, comparing that information to operational data gathered from the newly implemented system. Through an analysis of this information, we’ll help you and your management team understand and interpret the results.
What we’ll do: Gather new operational data for benchmarking purposes
What you get: Justification of your investment