Supply Chain Management
Your supply chain is specific to your locations, not ours, and yet has unmatched global reach.
By separating your supply from your pricing, you can finally create certainty in your business practices.
THE PROOF IS IN OUR NUMBERS
- tons shipped in 2022
- states shipped to in 2022
- of hedged orders fulfilled in 2022
- quality claims as a percentage of tons sold
THE IMPORTANCE OF OPTIONALITY WHEN DESIGNING SUPPLY CHAINS
It is much more than having additional options for mills or processors or transport routes. It is a concept wherein the more choices you have, the more you can limit your downside. Optionality is a key component of antifragility, which in simple terms means whatever you think about the future is probably not completely correct, so having multiple solutions instead of a single rigid one will always be a superior strategy.
WE CONSTANTLY ENGINEER OUT THE WEAKNESSES
The supply chains we engage aren’t simply slapped together networks. They are engineered assemblages of reliable, tested, vetted vendors with contingencies and options designed from the onset to limit downsides. We go as far as to disclose potential risks up front because that is how you learn to trust optionality. Along the way, we are constantly evaluating the accuracy and performance of these supply chains, along with our own performance, to live our practice of Kaizen or constant improvement.
What does it take to become a FGM approved vendor:
- In-person visit, no matter where the vendor is on the globe
- Quality team audit
- Operations review