Case Example

Supply Chain Optimization Strategy and Execution for an agrochemical key player

Client Challenge

The client is one of the key players in the Agrochemical industry. The company has been 3 business divisions:
● Agrochemical domestic
● Agrochemical international
● Specialty chemical division
Company has a turnover of ~1,500 crore in 2013-14. 80% of the business comes from agrochemical. The company hired UC for identifying the process issues and recommending improvement areas for the following functions:
● Demand Forecasting
● Supply Planning
● Procurement
● Production
● Logistics
● Working Capital

Our Approach

In order to identify process gaps, UC used the following approach:
● As a part of the engagement conducted interviews with more than 60 internal stakeholders which included BU heads, Department heads and even two levels below department heads
● Identified process gaps by mapping it with best practices and conducting data analytics
● Review with Project coordinator
● Validation of identified process gaps and taking buy-in on data analytics from relevant stakeholders
● Review of validated process gaps and data analytics with Business heads
● Executive summary presentation to leadership team
● Documented SOPs for all the functions for Agrochemical and specialty chemical division by incorporating the accepted process changes recommended in the executive summary presentation

Our Impact

● UC developed SOPs for all the functions and templates relevant to the processes.
● Provided IT implementation plan for adoption of process changes
● UC also highlighted the potential for increase in production capacity for a plant in Dahej
● Highlighted potential savings for shift of port for import and export shipments
● Rationalization of SKUs for the specialty chemical division