How can we define the scope of a project tightly enough to ensure that our advisor delivers?

It often happens that advisory projects can only be loosely defined: “save cost”/ “improve service”/ “update our technology”,...etc. In this kind of situation your best strategy may be to commission SCMO to carry out a brief investigation that is geared to diagnosing the issues and proposing options for addressing them.

This type of work can take as little as two or three weeks and is where an advisor can often deliver maximum value. You will then be in a much better position to judge the skill and value of our expert, and will be able to commission any further work on a more tightly-defined basis and with a clear budget.

Nicolas de Loisy

Advisory specialized in logistics, transportation, and supply chain management.