Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Activities are ever changing and with continuously increasing complexity and product life cycles shortening, executives are posed with new supply chain uncertainties and challenges.

Organizations need to be flexible and nimble by streamlining functions and information from product development through order fulfillment. Channel and Distribution Management are not a one size fits all model. Planning capabilities must take these dynamics into account. Licensee vs. Franchise vs. Owned and Operated – On Line vs. Retail vs. Wholesale – Seasonal vs. Core

Customers also require real time or near real time information as to order status, availability integrated with on line sales.


Guiding Principles

Be Market Driven

  • Competitor, customer and consumer insight
  • Flexibility and responsiveness
  • Synchronization of supply and demand


Make Information-based Decisions

  • Forward visibility
  • Information drives actions
  • One version of the truth
  • Right-time and right-level information
  • Rapid reaction to business issues
  • One point of entry for data

Optimize Across Multiple Dimensions

  • Approach all decisions from a holistic perspective
  • Total supply chain optimization using a balanced scorecard approach
  • Focus on long term total profitability

Achieve a High Velocity Supply Chain

  • Exception-driven management and decision making
  • Understanding of decision dependencies and related impacts

Leverage the Extended Enterprise

  • Internal collaboration across functions and geography
  • External collaboration with customers, suppliers and third party providers
  • Recognition building and development of expert supply chain competencies

Leverage Global Scale

  • Standardization and consistency
  • Appropriate levels of commonality consistent with the global framework
  • Sharing of best practices

Achieve Organizational Alignment

  • Aligned goals and performance metrics
  • Clear accountability and ownership
  • Foster communication across functions
  • Empower decision making to the appropriate level and function

Reduce Complexity

  • Automate / technology-enable wherever appropriate
  • Streamline to value-added activities
  • Align business processes across brands and geographies


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