How We Work

Be Realistic to Succeed

The MPK Approach

You want to know if a global supply and trade strategy is worth your company’s time and effort.

The short answer is yes, but only if you come at it the right way. Your global supply solution needs to align with your business strategy if it’s going to work. It also needs to be realistic.

Companies that succeed at global supply and trade do three things well:

  1. They set realistic financial goals;
  2. They manage risks to strengthen those goals; and
  3. They identify and navigate the professional, cultural, and strategic obstacles along the way.

With a solid plan and a clear vision of the task, your company can build and execute a successful global supply and trade strategy. To do it, you need the right team with the right skills and a strong drive for results to provide a real positive impact on your bottom line.

From strategy through to implementation, MPK International has the experience, track record, and global reach, through our qualified expert network of consultants, to help you realize the potential of global sourcing and trade, and grow your business.

The MPK leadership team has hundreds of projects under their belt and we understand the needs of businesses, the key to effective and diverse global sourcing and supply chain management, and the markets and products that provide the best opportunities for our clients.

By collaborating with us, you can revitalize your global supply approach and grow your bottom line.

Don’t Go It Alone

According to our own recent survey, 70% of businesses said their global supply strategy met or exceeded their expectations.

The 30% who didn’t, said they underestimated the skills and resources they’d need, or they didn’t have a capability outsourcing plan in place to support their global strategy.

Each of our solutions are built on four pillars. These pillars underpin our collaborative approach with clients—by drawing from our combined skills and experience we guide and support you on your journey.

Five Principles of Global Supply Success

Every project we start begins the same way: we apply five key principles to ensure our clients’ success.

Principle

1

Identify the Best Strategy That Delivers Success

Develop strategies that provide our clients with the best options to deliver long-term success. We also keep our finger on the pulse, so we can hit the ground running and deliver short-term success.

Principle

2

Leverage the MPK Global Network

Identify and draw on the right people in our MPK global network, to quickly scale up our efforts, enable localized management, and add to our expertise.

Principle

3

Build a Solid Business Case and Implementation Plan

Create a cost and risk profile for our client’s options, so they can make informed and confident supply, trade, and investment decisions.

Principle

4

Track All Project Variables

Continuously track, evaluate, and communicate project activities and outcomes, so projects and teams stay on track.

Principle

5

Work with the Right People

Engage trusted and proven global, as well as local, service providers, and partners, to guide and support our clients.

Risk Management


“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.”

—George S. Patton

Risk management is a key element of every global supply and trade strategy.

The rapid globalization of supply chains has made them vulnerable to disruptions such as economic unrest, trade disputes, demand fluctuations, and/or natural or man-made disasters, with potentially damaging long- and short-term impacts on business.

Businesses need resilient global supplier networks and supply chains, to minimize the negative impacts of disruptions on revenues, costs, and customers. Effective risk management is the key to building effective global supply chains.

MPK’s experts help clients proactively assess, prioritize, mitigate, and manage risk, to improve business results and ensure supply network continuity.

We use a holistic five-step approach to build a custom risk management solution for your business:

  • Map supply networks, identify risks and potential impact.
  • Develop an organizational risk management strategy.
  • Create outcome-based contingency plans to manage. risk
  • Implement risk mitigation plans, as needed.
  • Measure impact of mitigation, and adapt strategy.

You can focus on growing your business, secure in the knowledge that you’ve got the strategy and capability to manage disruption when it happens.

Our Three-Phase Approach

Our three-phase program ensures we’re doing the right work, at the right time; so every program and project implementation runs smoothly.

Strategy & Planning

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We assess the risk profile and economic opportunity for each program and build a business case for success.

Project Execution

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We break a program down into smaller blocks of projects, prioritize and shortlist objectives, and then develop the action plan to execute those agreed-upon objectives.

Manage the Solution

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We help clients integrate new global suppliers, and outsourced service partners, into their supply chain, and align them with the order-to-delivery process. Then we optimize the supply chain through ongoing management of the new solution to ensure success and to realize greater efficiencies.

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