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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

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P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. They got good at Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and tied the output to decisions on what to make in contract manufacturing. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

The caller had prior experience with a major household products company and recently transitioned to a smaller, but global discrete manufacturer. The company had a strong manufacturing culture, and the focus was on the urgent. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. It is Sunday.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, companies link suppliers to multiple signals: manufacturing production plans; distribution requirements; and current inventory positions, to help suppliers better plan for supply. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030. It was an early morning.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

However, companies mature in the concepts of demand know that each order has latency–the time to translate market take-away into re-order points through the channel to the manufacturer. The automotive manufacturer had a surplus of green vehicles that no one wanted.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

While regional supply chain teams could focus on operational decisions–deployment, DRP/MRP logic, and finite planning/scheduling within manufacturing, and transportation routing–global teams must get good at tactical planning globally to drive synergies. Supply Chain 2030.