There are various options for you to engage with ReSC, each of which could be self-contained with value in itself or form part of a programme designed for you:
Define the scope of what work is needed in order to deliver on existing key performance indicators (KPIs) and success criteria. This would typically include a review of the main areas of your focus, your priorities and existing areas of concern. From its experience ReSC could suggest other, possibly less obvious areas of concern for potential inclusion in the scope.
Develop and agree methodology for assessing and mitigating risks.
A review of your purchase and procurement policies and processes, as well as supporting software already in use or planned. This would allow ReSC to map out the environment in which risk could be analysed and mitigation measures delivered.
The team may use its own software – Supplier Collaborator – to map your supply chain and relationships. Optionally you could license the software, populated with your data, and continue to use it for compliance management, performance assessments and reporting.
This engagement option would also allow ReSC to identify any gaps or potential gaps in how risks are managed within your organisation and others which make up your supply chain(s).
Final “system boundary” agreement for risk mapping, ie how far should the ReSC work go within your organisation. This may include revised/additional KPIs and success criteria.
Full project plan for the work to be undertaken, with agreed time-frames, resources and success criteria for each milestone.
Map your supply chain(s) using a combination of desk review, supplier meetings/interviews, software data development and interpretation: key suppliers, factories, raw materials providers and other entities, as well as the relationships between them.
From this “map,” plot risks your teams had already identified, together with ones suggested by ReSC from their experience.
Report comprising a contextualised “supply web” map identifying the type, classification and magnitude of supply chain risks and opportunities.
Identification of mitigation options for these risks, with proposed implementation programme.
ReSC could continue to provide decision-support services for your organisation, using it regularly or on an “as required” basis. This option would allow your organisation to predict its costs accurately and make the most of the ReSC team’s experience and skills.