Sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees.

Your company most definitely could benefit from an Supply Chain Assessment. You may just discover ways to improve efficiencies, lower costs and streamline operations. There could be a myriad of reasons why you should jump on this ASAP, but let’s explore the top 3 reasons why your company needs an supply chain assessment, and then get you scheduled for one STAT.

What is an supply chain assessment, anyway?

An Supply Chain Assessment is exactly what it sounds like – an assessment of your operational status. First, we evaluate how your company is currently utilizing your supply chain assets. Then, we use that evaluation of your Supply Chain and Digital Order Management systems to develop a list of actionable items to help your team meet and exceed your Supply Chain/Digital Distribution goals. Simply put, we look at where you are, show you where you could be, and give you a road map to get there.

Reason #1: You don’t know what you don’t know.

You’re looking at and living with your operations every single day. Sometimes, it’s hard to see where improvements can be made when you’re the one that wrote the current playbook. An independent review of your operational status provides the advantage of a new perspective, fresh eyes and an experienced review. We’ve seen hundreds of businesses just like yours, and while every business is unique in its own right, we have helped countless others streamline and improve. It’s valuable just to have someone with the right expertise and experience take a fresh look at how you do things.

Reason #2: Sharpen the saw.

Your business is surviving in an ever changing and evolving landscape of digital order profiles. Customers are always changing requirements, and it can be a challenge to keep up. A Supply Chain Assessment not only takes a look at how you currently do things, it also evaluates whether or not your company’s processes have changed to meet those evolving requirements.

Reason #3: Bottom line growth.

Ultimately, it all comes down to the bottom line. Not only will a Supply Chain Assessment show you where you can be more efficient, it will also reveal how that efficiency can increase your revenues and/or lower costs.

Meet Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes is the Operations Transformation Executive and Supply Chain expert for Ascension Logistics. Richard has over 25 years of experience helping company’s like yours solve difficult supply chain problems.

Richard recently published Ascension Logistics Digital Distribution Point of View to our White Papers, which highlights how to properly utilize our clients’ existing distribution network to satisfy digital/Omni-Channel orders. Also posted on White Papers is our Supply Chain of the Future Point of View, Supply Chain Best Practice Diagnostic and Distribution Best Practice Diagnostics.

Richard is currently offering a free one-day on-site Digital and Supply Chain Diagnostic evaluation. This program will assess your company’s Supply Chain and Digital Order Management to develop a list of actionable items to help your team meet and exceed their Supply Chain/Digital Distribution goals. Richard also offers a Slotting Assessment to help you determine the best way to slot your warehouse, because the location of your product in your warehouse is just as important to your bottom line as the product itself.

Our value proposition is to make every one of our clients the best at what they do and to transform their operations to be a competitive advantage. To schedule an on-site Supply Chain Assessment, a Slotting Assessment, or to discuss this unique offer further, please call Richard at 630-338-6005 or email