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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

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Both Kimberly-Clark and P&G are going backwards on operating margin while making progress on inventory turns. P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. As the company spiraled in the updraft of the market, it built inventory.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

Download the Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights app on your iPhone to listen to the testimonials of this year’s Supply Chain to Admire winners on your phone as you travel. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

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The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. It is about much, much more than Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI ) or Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030. It was an early morning.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

This includes: new product launch forecasting, seasonal inventory targets, demand affinities, push-based inventory strategies, demand shaping activities (price, promotion, run-out strategies, sales incentives, trade incentives), and turn-based volume. Supply Chain 2030.