Your Asian Business Partner
Setting up a sales team or need to improve your supply chain? With an extensive network across various industries and markets, we at Ripple Effect will act as your business enabler – opening the right doors, connecting you with the right people, and finding the right business partners.
With increased competition and globalisation, companies are under pressure to look for new markets, new products, new revenue streams and new business models to grow their business. At the same time, they are also looking for effective ways to cut costs, grow margins and improve efficiencies.
As a result, some companies are exploring new markets or designing additional goods and services, while others are considering outsourcing business processes, supply chain management and project management.
Ripple Effect will help you tie together your market entry plan with the possibilities of business process outsourcing, and an efficient supply chain.
Through our experience in project management across borders, in different industries and markets, and our wide network and contacts, we can help you connect the different parts of your business to get maximum leverage. By breaking down the different functions, we can help you with your business process outsourcing, supply chain management and sales enhancement needs, and tie them up to other digital and business solutions to maximise the efficiencies of these common components of a business.
Business Process Outsourcing
Since the start of the 21st Century and following the dot-com era, a lot of companies in the US saw an opportunity to outsource business processes to, at that time, mainly India. Fast forward to today, business process outsourcing is now available in many markets in Asia, and offering a range of different services. Today, you do not need to be a large company to use these services.
What is required is some process thinking – identifying the parts of your business that you could scale up and make more efficient by letting a third-party company take care of them. Many of the third-party business process companies are very knowledgeable about sales support, customer service, logistics support, auditing, photo editing, digital marketing etc. In fact, they are so good that you as a company can extract high value working with them.
Therefore the reasons for working with a business process outsourcing partner is no longer just a question of saving costs. For sure, most companies do save a lot in cost by working with these third-party suppliers, but you will also find that you will get more value than just the cost saving since you can scale up your operations in a way that was not possible before.
Ripple Effect will work with you to identify the functions you could best benefit from outsourcing and help you connect with the right partner to extract the best value for your business.
Supply Chain Management
Many companies are today dependent on production and sourcing in China, India, Vietnam and other emerging markets, and production has a tendency to always look for the next low cost manufacturing market. We at Ripple Effect Consultancy believe in best-cost sourcing rather than low-cost sourcing. Best-cost sourcing meaning that we weigh up all aspects to find the true cost of sourcing a product from a specific market.
We at Ripple Effect also have experience assisting start-up companies that are looking to get their first product in production and can help them to find the balance between low-cost and best-cost. Many parts of the global supply chain are still very much dependent on China and as a company you will often find that you are more dependent on China than you realise. You may not be able to change the situation but being aware of it and by planning for different contingencies, your business will be more resilient and prepared should something happen to your supply chain.
With over 15 years of experience in supply chain management in Asia and a wide network of contacts across various industries, Ripple Effect can help you plan an efficient and reliable supply chain.
Ripple Effect can either advise you on how to efficiently work with business process outsourcing and supply chain management, or we can step in to help you manage the process (project management) so that you can achieve your goals in the most efficient manner.