Value Chain Analysis

This is the Supply Change.™

Recovering money you didn’t know was lost.

The opportunity

You can’t really improve your operations until you can see them—until you can get a truly complete and holistic view. A view that spans silos, departments, facilities and regions, and extends beyond your four walls to your supply chain partners both upstream and downstream. Value Chain Analysis gives you that view. A view of goods, platforms and information—everything that moves in, through and out of every segment of your network. It lets you see—really see—what’s going on.

Over time, it’s likely that you’ve developed standard procedures for the different functions and processes of your supply chain. But behaviours may change within some processes, and operators may have deviated from standard operating procedures.

By giving you a complete view—a detailed physical map of every aspect, large and small, of your entire operation as it currently stands—we can help you find new ways to improve efficiencies, product quality and overall operating margins.

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What we do

You may suspect that your supply chain has some inefficiencies, but where exactly are they?

We can help you find them and fix them by collaborating with you to conduct a Value Chain Analysis. An investigation and report that analyses your own network and those of your trading partners.

Working with you in collaborative sessions and extensive investigations of your supply chain environment, we’ll create a supply chain map that details all your product, platform and data flows.

We can help you to identify best practices as well as the root causes behind network inefficiencies. We’ll also uncover new ways to improve efficiencies and operating margins.

A Value Chain Analysis can bring clarity to your entire supply chain network or to your supply chain, a facility or region.Our Lean Six Sigma experts have seen so many processes that they can quickly identify ways to improve how your supply chain operates. They’ll help you both fix problems and apply best-in-class techniques or processes that can help you avoid problems in the future.

How we’ll work together

CHEP’s Lean Six Sigma experts will review and document your current operations, and together you’ll:

+ Gain a holistic view of your entire supply chain, from supplier to consumer

+ See—without silos—an entire picture of how every component relates to the others

+ Uncover the root causes of inefficiencies

+ Gain a complete view of platform movements, material flows and information flows

+ Identify value-added and non-value-added flows

+ Uncover hidden flows and delay points

+ Model new flows, discover reporting inaccuracies and eliminate unnecessary flows

+ Optimise hand-off points

+ Discern how multiple components affect inventory turns

+ Uncover misreporting of in-bound and out-bound flows of materials, platforms and product loads

+ Resolve conflicting data received from two or more locations

+ Benchmark the performances of various facilities against each other

How you'll benefit

Through the years, we’ve helped our customers achieve the following: 

+ Quick wins—things that can be improved immediately

+ Transportation efficiencies, including collaborative freight and network optimisation

+ Platform efficiencies relating to type, cycle time, sourcing, trailer cube optimisation and more

+ Innovation, including the exploration of new methods, resources or platforms to improve your process

+ Optimised data flows as they relate to distribution platforms

+ Environmental sustainability improvements resulting from increased efficiencies and reduced waste

+ Product load optimisation, through software analysis, laboratory testing and field testing in real-world environments


Our Value Chain Analysis solution was designed based on our aggregated experiences around the world. No one can match our vast knowledge of the flow of data, goods and shipping platforms within supply chains. No one will bring more clarity to more aspects that impact the most effective and efficient movement of goods. We look forward to working with you.