Supply Chain Rapid Value Attainment (RVA)™

Improve Your Supply Chain’s Bottom-line Results within 12 Weeks.

Use the RVA™ to create immediate value and start building a world-class supply chain with the assets you already have.

You need more from your supply chain, and fast. You need tangible, systemic, and sustainable improvements you can trace all the way to the bottom-line of the business.

But where to start?

Most organizations begin by either cutting costs or spending more on additional systems.

Yet both typically fail because they ignore what leading supply chains have in common: the alignment of people, process and technology.

The better these three components are aligned, the better able supply chain can produce bottom-line results.

The Supply Chain Rapid Value Attainment (RVA)™ is a 3-to-6 week, process-driven assessment performed by AXIA Supply Chain Professionals to:

  • Review and rank your supply chain against leading practices
  • Identify which improvements will create immediate and long-term value
  • Design a custom roadmap to realize bottom-line results within 12 weeks

Supply Chain RVA™ Process

Selected results achieved through Supply Chain RVA™

Why Supply Chain RVA™?

How Supply Chain RVA™ works

Our professionals use the RVA™ to find untapped opportunities your supply chain can leverage into immediate, sustainable bottom-line results.

This is done by ranking the people, process and technology components of your organization against leading practices to identify where improved alignment will produce the highest returns.

The 3-to-6-week process includes three core steps:

In this first step, each of your processes are observed and rated against leading practices.

Specifically, our professionals map the maturity of your supply chain process; call out critical gaps in your organization’s roles, capabilities and culture; and identify and rate the maturity of your key data and applications.

They then create a readout of the opportunities in each area.

Step 1 Output: Guide to the gaps in processes, people and technology impeding bottom-line performance.

Here the previous step’s findings are reviewed with your organization’s key stakeholders to identify opportunities and align priorities with the business strategy.

During these workshops, our team introduces alternative leading practices for supply chain integration so that your stakeholders can identify new opportunities.

New opportunities are then mapped against the maturity model to identify projects that must be implemented first.

Step 2 Output: List and description of projects identified and prioritized in cooperation with your organization’s key stakeholders

In the final step, our professionals create a roadmap––tailored to your organization’s ability to change––to attain greater bottom-line performance.

Changes are prioritized by need and grouped into time-boxed sprints designed to be completed within 12 weeks or less.

Each completed sprint moves your supply chain up the maturity curve, leaving your organization at a higher level of performance.

Step 3 Output: A tailored roadmap that provides a clear path from your organization’s current state to improved bottom-line results.

If you engage with AXIA and are not satisfied
with the assessment, you will not be invoiced.

Supply Chain RVA™ Case Study

Healthcare products manufacturer enabled to achieve 40% growth within 12 weeks

A global manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products was experiencing rapid growth. However, the underperformance of its distribution impeded expansion.

AXIA asked to perform an RVA to assess the current state of the client’s distribution organization, identify opportunities for improvement and design a roadmap to realize them.


  • Cost to labor cut by 10%
  • Door-to-doc time decreased from 48 hours to 8 hours
  • Enabled client to grow by 40%

Talk with an expert

Greg Pitstick
Lead, Supply Chain & Emerging Technologies Practices
Greg Pitstick has more than 25 years of broad based experience leading multiple global integration projects. Greg focuses on helping organizations achieve synergies through the integration of people, processes, and technology.

John Tierney
Managing Director Client Advisory
With expertise in supply chain, manufacturing, and enterprise systems and process integration, John Tierney has helped his clients drive cost savings, realize operational synergies, and improve profitability throughout their organizations.

Brad Norkin
COO, Program Manager
Brad Norkin has over 25 years of management and technology consulting experience as a senior consultant and project leader. Brad has specialized in working with organizations to meet their business and technology goals through business process redesign, ERP implementation efforts, data management initiatives, software selection and strategic planning.