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Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation
By piloting this approach with several businesses, General Managers began to understand the trade-offs such as “If you focus on speed, cost will be good, but likely not industry best.” A powerful part of the process is the trade-offs conversation to establish the predominant capability needed. We used the diagram in Figure 5 to illustrate the trade-offs with the leadership teams."
supply  chain  excellence  clorox  james  foster  leadership  mark  hersh  orbit  charts  cain  insights  chains  to  admire  value  segmentation 
december 2018 by jonerp
Lassoing S&OP - by @lcecere
"A common mistake by business leaders is thinking that they know what good looks like. The research that I have done recently dramatically challenges my 1990’s paradigms. (When companies hire from outside, they will attract talent from many companies. Each defining S&OP differently. As a result, when they sit around the table to discuss the process without detail, they will spin. Each thinks they know what S&OP should look like, but the discussions need to be facilitated to drive alignment.)"
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  leadership  talent  to  admire  global  lasso  s&op 
august 2017 by jonerp
Tell Me Why - by @lcecere #scm
"When we take a closer look at Wal-Mart, we see stalled improvement on performance metrics. Note that in Figure 4, that Wal-Mart is last place in driving improvement. They are losing ground in growth to both dollar store format retailers and eCommerce retailers. Wal-Mart was excluded from the list based upon a lower growth rate than the peer group and the lower rate of improvement."
supply  chains  to  admire  uncategorized  chain  excellence  insights 
june 2017 by jonerp
Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership - by @lcecere
"Necessity is the mother of invention. We manufacture 700 million pieces of clothing and service every channel in the U.S. along with international markets. The diversity is rising. This drove a need for complexity management and mass customization like I have not seen elsewhere. The market demand has spurred Carter’s to create strategies, systems and processes to focus on low prices and competitive market place and distribution."
supply  chain  excellence  leadership  chains  to  admire  apparel  imagine  2017  peter  smith 
november 2016 by jonerp
VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader - by @lcecere
"So, getting back to the story, at the time, there were at least three different forecasts (sales/financial/production) and none were the same, and how would they be reconciled? Legacy technology applications were completely unaligned. I asked, how do we align these? We realized that there was a need for a single trigger. Point of sale data needed to drive all processes. If you knew what the retailer was going to sell (POS) then the calculation as to what the retailer would buy was a simple mathematical calculation. The way that we got there, was to abandon the push forecast for pull demand and replenish what the retailer wants to sell. We went from push planning to pull-based demand planning over the course of a year."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chain  market-driven  leadership  consumer  electronics  excellence  insights  chains  to  admire  vtech 
november 2016 by jonerp
Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path - by @lcecere
"The supporting data will be self-correcting. I believe that we will have no master data managers in the age of Supply Chain 2030 and that the systems will be self-correcting with continual learning. It will be easier. The supply chain planner’s role today is too hard."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  global  market-driven  continuous  improvement  digital  pivot  chain  excellence  performance  to  admire 
september 2016 by jonerp
Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards - by @lcecere
"Steve’s response was fascinating and enlightening. He said, “Ariba was in trouble. The market shift was dramatic, and if we had made a series of small cuts in staff or direction, we would have had the same fate as i2 Technologies or Manugistics. We could not afford death by a thousand cuts. Instead, we needed quick and deliberate action. Your note forced our management team to act.”
metrics  that  matter  supply  chain  excellence  performance  index  cisco  systems  consumer  products  high-tech  household  kimberly-clark  p&g  chains  to  admire  unilever 
july 2016 by jonerp
How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain? - by @lcecere
"As I travel the world, many companies struggle to understand what I do. For many who I meet in my global travels, the industry analyst role is a new concept. It is not a globally recognized role. As a result, at conferences I am often introduced as a consultant. When this happens I quickly dismiss the categorization. I explain that a consultant is sure that they know what drives supply chain excellence while I, on the other hand, am not so sure."
demand  global  supply  chains  to  admire  planning  chain  s&op  excellence  insights 
june 2016 by jonerp
Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25 - by @lcecere
"There is no consideration of relative performance against peer group or evaluation of year-over-year improvement. It is a limited analysis of large companies. I hang my head in embarrassment."
uncategorized  astra  zeneca  eastman  chemical  gartner  top  25  general  mills  inbev  miss  america  novo  nordisk  supply  chain  metrics  that  matter  chains  to  admire 
july 2015 by jonerp

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