- Supply Chain Strategy
Supply Chain Strategy
Supply chain management is the
process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply
chain as efficiently as possible. Vector
offers services through its business consultancy practice and through its
project management services.
Logistics is the art of managing the supply chain and
science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other
resources from the source of production to the marketplace. Vector works within the logistics industry
for international customers.
- ICT Consultancy
ICT is a very wide domain. Vector works with its clients to provide
strategic guidance on the design, construction and operation of data centres
and fit outs of offices and banks as part of an end to end solution.
The delivery of complex
infrastructure and buildings involves the user’s management and staff being
thoroughly prepared to operate the new or enhanced facility effectively. Vector supports its clients through
appropriate operational readiness and training (ORAT) programmes.
- Team Building
In a changing and competitive
environment your people need to work together more. We offer assistance in the soft elements of
projects, the business change elements, through
team building. Pragmatic utilisation of our consultants is cost efficient for our clients.
- PFI and PPP
PFI and PPP
PPP involves public and private sectors working in co-operation and partnership to provide infrastructure and services. The UK model, the PFI, is widely developed and very successful. Vector offers a range of international PPP consultancy services.
- Business Appraisal / Start Up
Business Appraisal / Start Up
The nucleus of any business appraisal or start up is a
comprehensive, robust and bankable business plan. At Vector we are proud
to have taken a leading role in the planning of several new business ventures,
disposals, recapitalisations and privatisations.
- Business Acquisition
Acquiring a company to build on strengths or weaknesses
needs detailed data. Similarly mergers
combine all of the interests of both companies in to a stronger single
company. At Vector we assist our clients
in aspects of analysis, evaluation and business planning.
- Technical Due Diligence
Technical Due Diligence
Technical Due Diligence can cover many aspects of the
evaluation of a business. Among the core services Vector offers are
forecasting income, and evaluating expenditure – capital expenditure (CapEx),
operational expenditure (OpEx) and replacement expenditure (RepEx).
- Strategic Business Review
Strategic Business Review
Strategic business reviews
involve detailed analysis of some or all of the parts of a business and
offering practical and achievable proposals for improvement and the planning
and co-ordination of an implementation programme. Vector delivers this through its business
consultancy and change management practices.
- Performance Improvement Programme
Performance Improvement Programme
Performance is ultimately
about achieving growth and profitability desired. Vector’s PIP identifies
areas and issues that need to be addressed to generate a fast improvement in
- Cost and Structure Review
Cost and Structure Review
structure review is important to the commercial management of any project. The
project team’s knowledge must to be aligned to achieve value for money. Structured
planning is therefore important and our Optimum Solutions Management™
techniques, described below, facilitates this alignment.
- Operational Process Review
Operational Process Review
At Vector we describe OPR as
the analysis and design of workflows and processes with and between
organisations. The scope of these reviews can
be focused on particular aspects of the operation or can evaluate the
end-to-end performance of complete business streams.
- Process Mapping
Process analysis is an approach
that helps managers improve the performance of their business activities. Vector provides clients with a range of
systematic process analysis techniques that will boost operational performance,
improve quality effectiveness or enhance their enterprise value chain.
- Optimum Solution Management
Optimum Solution Management
Every project has many
associated opportunities as well as a series of uncertainties. Vector promotes the concept of OSM™. This
approach is aimed at maximising the overall performance of an organisation
while minimising the risks to the business.
- Value Management
Value management is concerned
with the overall improvement in value to a project and not necessarily savings
in cost. Vector uses specific management
tools and techniques in a systematic manner to address issues of value for
money both in terms of capital expenditure and ongoing operational costs.
- Risk Management
Risk management is still an
undersold and largely under-used concept in the world of project management. At
Vector we aim to identify, assess, plan for and manage potential problem areas
for a project, thereby eliminating or minimising any detrimental effect on the
Benchmarking is a process used in management, and
management, in which organisations evaluate various aspects of their
processes in relation to best practice. Vector helps organisations to develop plans to adopt such best practice,
usually with the aim of increasing some aspect of performance.