The current situation
You’ve come out of a hectic Christmas couple of months, and you are breathing a sigh of relief.
It was hard work, but you coped, and now you want to be able to do more than cope.
You know that your business has to become more efficient and improve turn-around times, but there are so many things to consider.
It is hard to know which is the right, and best way, to go.
Such transformation projects are not a quick fix. They tend to be multi-year, complex projects requiring the expertise of organisations like LiG.
LiG are experts in delivering successful business transformation projects throughout the UK, Europe, and Africa. No project is too large or too small.
The Initial Phase
Any Business Transformation Project begins with the preparation of a detailed business case.
This will ultimately be presented to the Board for approval before any transformation can even begin to take place.
However, this phase does require a substantial amount of work capturing and analysing data about the current situation, including all income and expenditure.
This will provide the basis for understanding where you are now.
Then the Project plans can be developed, and costs put into the forecast with projected income levels based on new procedures.
This will all be discussed and agreed at Board level before proceeding.
Project Governance, Milestones and Teams
The project will be formally approved by the business board and communicated to the wider business
An overarching project governance process will need to be agreed for which LiG uses a well-established model
Workstreams representing various areas of the business, will be identified and led by appointed workstream leaders. Clear and attainable deliverables and milestones will be agreed with, and for, each workstream.
The project may well require substantial process re-engineering where “As Is” and “To be” processes will need to be documented and then discussed with IT management for the scheduling of the IT effort.
A well-planned training plan will be delivered prior to any Go Live. Using the Gate Process methodology, each stage of the project will be formally evaluated prior to being allowed to go forward to the next stage. This is particularly important with the “Go Live” decision.
Contingency plans and budgets must also be in place in the case of a “No Go” decision being taken.
Your Transformation Project
There is a lot of forward planning needed for any transformation project and that is why specialists like LiG are brought in.
A little bit about LiG
The managing partners have years of experience.
- Matt Bird has over 20 years’ experience in warehousing, logistics, production and distribution.
- Ellis Williams has over 35 years’ experience in the logistics industry
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These are the areas in which LiG specialise.
- Distribution Centre Automation
- Business Transformation
- Programme and Project Management
- Outsource Management